• Peony needs trimming

    My daughter recently purchased a home which has a very large peony bush beside the front porch. It is not caged or supported so is overgrowing the front steps. How and when can I safely cut this back to recover ...

  • Bleeding Heart

    Is it ok to cut it down after flowering or should I wait for it to die back? Just wondering if it's like a bulb, where the foliage should be left to nourish the roots. Thx!

  • 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 ...

  • mystery plant

    I have a very tall mystery plant that was part of the garden when we moved into our house. I dug it up one year and ended up with three plants ...

  • Peony

    Can someone tell me what's wrong with this peony bush? It was planted by a previous owner and is unfortunately stuck beside a 10 foot cedar hedge. Someone said it's mildew ...

  • Best Time to Divide Perennials

    I have always divided and moved my perennials in the spring as I worried about the frost popping the plants out of the soil if they were divided or moved in the fall. Is this faulty thinking? When is the ...

  • Conopholis americana – Squawroot

    I was up in Collingwood and found this plant. Can you identify it for me?

  • Why didn’t my irises bloom?

    A gorgeous section in my south facing garden/front lawn in mid-town Toronto has about 20 tall purple irises. For about 7 years they always bloomed. Last year, only a few flowers bloomed.This year, despite healthy looking tall green shoots that ...

  • day lilies without any sign of blooms

    I live in Thornhill and have a large bed of Gentle Shepherd daylillies in full sun that are huge but without a sign of a bloom. I also have some in my back yard also in sun but the Stella ...

  • Please identify plants. Is this an iris? And a geranium?

    I am working in a new garden which has some of these flowers. What are they?              

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