• plant spacing……….

    I am considering planting a ground cover under a thick maple tree………ergo needs be drought resistant……..and have come up with these possibilities….. * cranesbill (bigroot geranium, bevan’s variety) * barrenwort (youngirnum) * bergonia * deadnettle (lamium) and what plant spacing…

  • Groundcover alternative to Periwinkle

    Can you give me some suggestions for hardy  ground covers as alternatives for a patch of  periwinkle, ideally with flowers. My periwinkle did not survive the winter.…

  • Elfin Thyme Seeds

    Where can I find seeds for Elfin thyme?  …

  • Plants that will survive sunflower seed hulls’ toxicity

    My feeder hangs in a lawn of mostly white clover. Is there a perennial, especially a ground cover, that would survive the toxic effect of sunflower seed hulls? If not, is there any other perennial that would do so?  …

  • ground cover that can be cut down as I have young grand-children

    Yard size, 25 deep 65 wide Two big beech trees heavy shade with little direct sunlight can grow grass in spring but gone by mid summer slight grade in yard looking for a ground cover seed that might work unless…

  • Ground cover

    Please suggest a ground cover for a shady area. My husband’s grave is in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, and they have advised me that I may plant a similar-circle in front of the headstone. I would like it to be green…

  • What is it? Growing among Sedges, but has Grass characteristics?

    It is a light green and soft to touch. The stems grow along the ground, and not up. The stems have alternating leaves and seed head also appears like a grass, It is spreading from above the soil, and not…

  • Ground cover for erosion control in shady ravine

    Hi there, My yard backs onto a ravine in Cliffcrest just near the Scarborough Bluffs (but not on the Bluff). I’m looking for a recommendation for a low maintenance, shade tolerant ground cover that could help control erosion on an…

  • Weeding question

    Please suggest ways to get rid of weeds growing in a pathway, without using a synthetic weedkiller. I’ve heard of homemade concoctions that might work ?…

  • Removal of “Fish Mint” Houttuynia cordata

    My mother has planted, in the back yard,  “Houttuynia cordata ‘Chameleon'”, I think is the name. It’s also called Fish Mint, but please refer to the image to clarify. It is a spade-shaped leafed mint, which is invading all of…

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