• Ground Covers for Slope

    Hi there, My yard backs in a slope about 50 degree in North York. I’m looking for a recommendation for a low maintenance, shade tolerant ground cover that could help control erosion on an east facing but fully shaded steep…

  • Alien Invasion

      The plant in the attached picture is slowly taking over my garden. I don’t know what it is, and it seems to choke out the plants I want to keep. Any ideas of how I can control it? Right…

  • Need a fast growing disease resistance tree in southern Ontario

    At my neighbour’s request, the city of Etobicoke/Toronto just cut down a shade tree of towering height and leaving a stump of about 6′ across. (My guess, the age of the tree was about 100 years or more.) As of…

  • fiddleheads

    I would like to grow edible fiddleheads in my north-facing partial sun plot. Please advise where could I find/purchase/forage seedlings of ostrich fern in an attempt to grow and harvest fiddleheads? Thank you :)…

  • Mother-Daughter Gardens. A bond, a comfort and a continuation.

    My mum, really misses her garden and I’m going my best to keep her magical world alive, despite the move to a retirement home. Mum, just moved into a retirement home near me. She was responsible for creating a garden…

  • Plants – for Sunny and Shady Garden Beds

    I’m looking for a good plant selection guide for various parts of my yard. I live in a mature Toronto neighbourhood and have some planting beds that get 2 to 3 hours of morning light and others with full south…

  • Flowering Shrub Recommendation

    I’d like to plant a tall, flowering shrub along the west side of my yard.  There is a 4 foot fence along that side of the property so the shrub needs to be at least that tall.  My neighbour to…

  • Backyard Privacy Trees

    We live in north Toronto and with big new builds behind us we have no privacy. We face south but limited sun due to 2 100ft trees either side of property. So old they have limited branches and no privacy.…

  • Deerfoot as Groundcover

    I was in Burlington over the weekend and the homeowners had a plant called deerfoot. It looked a bit like rhubarb. I want ground cover for a large shady area that often has pine needles on it. Grass will not…

  • Purple Shade Loving Ground Cover

    Could you recommend a colourful (purple?) shade loving ground cover plant? One that returns each year. Attached is a photo of where it will be planted.

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