Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

Phlox subulata

Hi I bought small phlox last November, they were on sale. I planted them in my garden. So you think they will have a chance to survive the winter because I planted them late? Thanks you very much.…

Perennial Aster Disease

Hi I have perennial aster and I think it has a disease. It is covered with a thin layer of white powder. It has this disease last year and I see it again in some of them. I have many…

Coneflowers Lack Petals

Former southern Ont resident now in zone 3. Have several clumps of Magnus or Ruby Star Echinacea. Last year some clumps (in part sun) have green cones but lack petals.  Happened again this year. Is it a virus and if…

China aster

Hi I just bought 3 pots of aster reine marguerite (white,pink and purple) from Home Depot (they still have them). I thought they are perennials because 5 years ago I bought Aster (dark purple) and it has been coming every…

Hoya Flowering?

  I have had a Hoya plant (see photo, looks healthy / keeps growing) for 6~7 years, started with a stem cut. But it has not had any sign of flowering. I had it indoor until about a month ago,…

Weak Flower Stems

I’m in Zone 5. Flower garden is in full sun. The soil was brought in in two distinct batches to make the flower bed. It is all quite clayey, one half worse than the other. It’s awful stuff! Tends to…

Planting Under Oak Trees

Please tell me what can grow under a big oak tree. The soil is shallow and much limestone in the area… grass doesn’t grow. Is there a tall perennial flower? Or ground cover with flowers?…

Phlox

What mildew resistant phlox would you recommend for part shade ?…