• Cactus

    Our cottage on Georgian Bay has sandy soil and I wondered if there are any types of cactus that would survive the winter? Would there be any alternative type of plant to use in this setting, please. Thank you

  • Never owned a garden – help with a very small plot please!

    We have purchased a condo with a small garden area. Over the summer plants have grown but we're unsure of what they are and the area looks very messy. The stone slabs are also receding into the soil. We receive ...

  • How to prune weeping mulberry tree

    Hi, I have two mulberry trees that flank a walkway. They are 7 years old and growing well. However, one has grown lovely and weeping " in control", while the other ...

  • Beach Bluffs garden help suggestions for person with heart operation

    Do you have any recommendations for gardeners in Beach Bluffs area? A heart operation has limited my gardening abilities, and I need help with pruning and perennial garden upkeep.    

  • Tree of heaven – Ailanthus altissima

    I read the article on how to get rid of Ailanthus altissima from one's garden. I also have a big problem with this tree because two neighbours have mature specimens that drop a huge number of seeds on my garden ...

  • What are these plants?

    I have been letting two plants grow in my shade garden and no amount of googling is helping me identify them. I certainly did not plant them. They are near the ...

  • Design query for a narrow path

    My parent has an old garage, with a pathway to a laneway in the shadow of the attached picture, bordering the neighbour’s garage wall, where I'm decluttering. How do I landscape an area that is barren, so it doesn’t look so ...

  • Winter Kill – Skyrocket junipers

    Q. Hello - I have 2 skyrockets (20 years old and 30 feet high) that suffered winter kill and are probably 60% brown. Is there anything that can be done? The tips are green however it does not appear to ...

  • lingering effects of ice storm in trees??

    Is it possible that the ice storm last December caused any trees some invisible damage or lingering effects? 1) We have an ash tree whose lowest limbs have died. It was given a preventive EAB treatment last year, i.e. it didn't ...

  • Options for a swale

    I've bought a property that has a swale on the north side of the lot. Its ugly! the worst part is approx 12' wide and 30' long. It has approx 6" of water in it in the spring and gets ...

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