• Creeping Thyme Seed

    Four times since the middle of May I have mixed Creeping Thyme seed with fine sand, spread and gently raked it in bare soil in a small area exposed to full sun. It has received plenty of water this year…

  • Bloodroot

    Hello. Living in gatineau quebec. I had transplanted some bloodroot from my backyard- growing naturally. Have had to cut down many trees due to ash borer. Consequently now gardens receive more sunlight, and bloodroot foilage is yellowng. Do i replant…

  • Clover Attracting Deer and Rabbits?

    I am thinking that planting clover as a ground cover will attract deer and rabbits. Am I correct?…

  • Goutweed Barrier

    For years, we have diligently been digging gout weed out of our gardens. It gets in the roots of all our plants, spreads like wildfire and it is driving me crazy. This gout weed is coming under the wooden fence…

  • Planting White Clover with Creeping Thyme

    I would like to replace my grass with white clover and creeping thyme. Will the clover kill the thyme? In other words can you plant both together?…

  • Deerfoot as Groundcover

    I was in Burlington over the weekend and the homeowners had a plant called deerfoot. It looked a bit like rhubarb. I want ground cover for a large shady area that often has pine needles on it. Grass will not…

  • Companion planting – types of geraniums and roses

    I live in Cabbagetown and am considering a groundcover plant to grow a couple feet away from my roses. The ground cover would be underneath my deck stairs, so most shaded. I garden organically and often research articles on companion…

  • Growing Under a Norway Maple

    My friends have a Norway Maple in their north facing backyard (North Toronto, clay soil, medium moisture). They love the shade but are having problems growing plant materials underneath because of this tree. I think the main challenge is the…

  • Lawn alternative

    I’m looking for a sort of lawn alternative. We have a large area of dirt (4 thousand square feet) that is needing coverage. We do not want to plant grass due to maintenance. We are looking for a low growing,…

  • Plant advice for intense afternoon sun

    Hello. We have a tree in our front yard. Last year we covered the grass that surrounded this tree with mulch, which worked out very well (thanks again for your help with this). This year we would like to plant…

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