• Annuals for Planters in dry, windy conditions

    I have dry and windy conditions. I would like suggestions for annuals for planters. The planters are deep and 2-3 feet across.    …

  • Planting in June

    Hi there, I’ve been living overseas for some time and will be back home in Ontario and not working for the whole summer. I’m keen to spend it in my family’s garden at the cottage in Kingston as it’s not…

  • Best plants to attract butterflies

    What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?

  • Calcium for Tomato Blossom End Rot

    I live in Oakville Ont., lots of sun, loam soil which drains easily. I have trouble with a fungus which I think is Tomato Blossom End Rot. It’s a black spot on the bottom of the tomato that expands quickly…

  • Strawflower dying please help

    Hi there, I’m really hoping you can help me identify the problem with my strawflower! It was thriving perfectly well all summer, and even as of four weeks ago it looked amazing! Then about two weeks ago, I began to…

  • Painted Tongue

    Would you be kind enough, please, to identify this flower (photo attached) that I saw at Edwards Gardens in July? Thanks very much.…

  • cosmos problems

    new to gardening; planted several cosmos in planters, 3 or so plants per planter. Plants now turning brown and dying; leaves are “crisp” and crumble when touched and stem is hollow? Google suggests bacterial disease. What is happening and can…

  • Growing onions from seed

    Hello,  I live in Owen sound, and have a vegetable garden. I’ve grown bulb onions for several years, and this year would like to collect the black onion seeds, and hopefully start them from seed next year. How do I…

  • July raised garden preparation

    I am just digging up soil in the corner of my Brampton backyard to get a raised garden started.  The soil is full of roots of weeds of all sizes.  I am not sure how deep I should dig if…

  • Plants around a statue

    I am planting a mix of perennials and annuals around a church statue but noticed I have a challenge re shade. The area gets between 3-4 hrs of direct sunlight especially on the south side then some dappled light until…

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