• Sweetfern

    I have a sweetfern shrub that is not flourishing. I have had it about 5 years, transplanted twice due to moves but has seemed to take these in it’s stride. It is in it’s final spot now, (planted spring 2016),…

  • Difference between Marshmallow and Hollyhock

    What is the difference between marshmallow and hollyhock? I found the pink flowering plant (photo attached), which I think may be a marshmallow, but I’m not sure. Is it a marshmallow or a hollyhock and how can one tell the…

  • Ajuga Failed Under Pine Tree

    I had ajuga doing well under a pine tree – for a few years – but then it all died away. Am puzzled….. Mind you, the pine is of course growing, now fairly tall. Could there be something about the…

  • Big Betony

    Please help me identify the attached perennial. So beautiful but no labels. Thank you.

  • Poison Hemlock?

    I have a rather large plant in my garden that I don’t remember planting. I posted pictures on an Ontario gardener Facebook page but I am getting lots of different suggestions. One was poison hemlock. It does look similar from…

  • Plant Options in Front of a Window

    I have a front window that the front of it is bare. I have planted two small boxwood and hydrangeas. What else would you suggest that I put in to get the most impact?…

  • Where to Buy a Yellow Peony

    Can you suggest a nursery in the Toronto or Mississauga area to buy a yellow peony.…

  • 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…

  • Replace Six Year Old Strawberry Plants?

    Hello, last year’s strawberry plants were not that productive. I believe they are an everbearing variety. They are situated in full sun. Should strawberry plants be replaced every few years. And if so, which type would you recommend for a…

  • Overwintering Maiden Grass in Containers

    This spring we planted maiden grass graziella in many containers around our patio. We know that this is a perennial that would normally return every year if planted in the ground. Our experience last year was that the grasses didn’t…

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