• Drought Tolerant Annuals: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

      Like all nasturtiums, Tropaeolum ‘Milkmaid’ flowers are edible and make a pretty addition to salads. (Photo: Helen Battersby) As annual plants complete their lifecycle in a single season the concept of drought tolerance is a bit moot. Unlike perennials…

  • Annuals for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

      Grown for its beautiful foliage, ‘Henna’ coleus (Solenostemon scutellairoides ‘Henna’) is a tender perennial treated as an annual in our climate. Coleus can be over-wintered indoors, or cuttings of non-woody stems can be rooted, to save the plant from…