• Taking pollen from one plant vs taking it from another when crossbreeding?

    Good Afternoon, I have a quick question for you regarding cross-breeding pollination with perfect flowers. Specifically, if I use the pollen from one plant to fertilize another, would that provide a different result than if I fertilized the first plant…

  • 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…

  • Aster Reine Marguerite

    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 ?…

  • New Flower Bed

    I live in Brampton and my new flower bed is adjacent to the driveway facing west. It is about 3fx35f. I would like to plant perennials that are short, flowery and colorful. Could you suggest which perennials I should choose?…

  • Pruning Russian Sage

    Please tell me what I should do with/for my Russian sage in the fall. Do I cut it back? Do I leave it alone? Thank you for any information you can give me.…

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