• Recommendation for Annuals

    In my west facing front garden bed, I have several shrubs, including Peony and Weigela.  In the gap between the two, what 3′ annual can I grow for colour…

  • Petunia

    I planted petunia in my garden bed but it is not as lovely as the hanging baskets I live in the downtown areas of the municipalities. What do I need to do for that lush look? Deena    905-886-4356    …

  • What annual to plant under Basswood tree

    Have small sized basswood tree in front yard. What annual would be best to plant under this tree, as has a fair amount of sap. Lots of black ants attracted to it. Have not had much success with annuals in…

  • Can I reuse my container soil?

    I grow marigolds every year on my balcony from seed I collect each summer.  Last year, the marigolds had a lot of brown bugs.  Can I reuse the soil in these pots for my marigolds this year or will the…

  • Red Perilla (Perilla frutescens)

    I’m looking for Red Perilla. I’d like to know if you have it. If you have it, please let me know how much it is. Thanks.…

  • Nothing grows under our silver maple

    Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

  • Where can I find seeds for this vine?

    A gardener at Rosetta Maclain identified a burgundy leafed vine as “Mina Lobeta” and said the city grows them from seed in their greenhouse. Where can I get some seeds?…

  • Trailing plants for high Container?

    So I have a container on the second floor and I was thinking it would look really cool if I had flowers hanging almost all the way down from it. If I put the 8 foot long type of sweet…

  • Frost hardiness of herbs and sunflowers

    1. how long can  sunflowers be left before picking in order to avoid their being killed by frost. 2. how senstive are basil and thyme – when to bring inside.               1.…

  • Poppy seeds

    I live in northern Ontario and have some lovely poppies. I plan on moving to southern Ontaro next spring, and would like to takes some seeds with me. It is time to collect them…but then, what do I do. I…

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