• Monarch butterfly/milkweed

    I’ve paid attention to David Suzuki’s request to plant milkweed for the monarch butterflys – swamp milkweed seems the best for a small garden & I’ve sourced a local supplier. my question is regarding the caterpillers produced by the monarch’s…

  • Ivy – cut back or leave alone??

    My feeble old ivy grew vigorously last summer (on an east facing fence).  Now it looks dreadful.  Shall I cut it back?  Hard?  or what do you advise? Thank you for your help.…

  • Looking to buy some plant seeds

    Hi there. I was just wondering where I would be able to find some daucus carota seeds in Toronto. Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you so much.…

  • September blooms

    Kindly tell me what flowers and flowering shrubs still bloom in early September in Toronto? This is research for a novel. Many thanks for your helpfulness.…

  • Poppy seeds

    I live in northern Ontario and have some lovely poppies. I plan on moving to southern Ontaro next spring, and would like to takes some seeds with me. It is time to collect them…but then, what do I do. I…

  • Establishing moss

    Hi, how can I grow moss here? I found a bunch on the pine bed of the forest and brought them back here. Can I possibly continue to grow them?…

  • Hostas Unhealthy: Are they saying “Hosta La Vista”?

    I’ve attached a picture from the top view of the front yard hostas, which appear to be perforated with holes from some insect, probably. I may have to transplant them during a renovation before winter, but I may not. Please…

  • Can I plant now in mid-August?

    I am a first time home buyer and have a nice space in front porch which I feel to do gardening. 1. My front porch is facing west, there are three place that I plan to do plant i)Two small…

  • Growing native primulas

    I have grown Primula laurentiana and Primula mistassinica from seed and have several plants of both to locate in my garden. This is where I need help. Are their pH requirements about the same? How much sun exposure and need…

  • August perennial flowers

    We have no blooms left in our part shade garden 4B zone. Amended clay soil. We need some perennials that bloom in August. Can you help?    …