• 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?    …

  • Ground cover(s) for shady area

    At present, there is a strip of land 14″ by 70′ along the lot line between my property and that of my neighbour. While the strip runs north to south, it receives only 45 minutes of sunlight because of the…

  • Transplanting an aruncus

    I am in zone 5, in Kingston, ON. 4 years ago I planted 2 astilbes on either side of a purpleleaf sandcherry tree. It turned out that one of the astilbes was actually an aruncus! It is beautiful, but way…

  • Is it necessary to divide mums?

    I have a mass of mums that originated from a fall planting about 4 years ago. Presently, it is about 1 meter in diameter with no voids. Eventually, it’s mere size will necessitate dividing; however, do I risk the centre…

  • Astilbe with greenish-yellow leaves

    I’ve had two small perennial astilbe for two years. This year the neighbouring hosta leaves are shading the lower part of the astilbe so I removed some of the hosta leaves. I discovered that although the upper unshaded astilbe leaves…