• 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.

  • Looking for Landfillers

    Hi, I would like some flowering plants to fill my front yard, however I have a huge spruce tree that blocks the sunlight and also their needle like stuff fills the front lawn. I have tried flox flowers, however I…

  • Vegetable Growing

    I had a few failures with my vegetable planting this past year that I am hoping to rectify this year. I have wooden L-shaped planters on my deck that get 2-4 hours of sun (although it can be shady sun…

  • Full shade privacy hedge non-poisonous to sheep

    Hello, our ecological farm uses sheep to cut our lawn instead of petrol.  They are a great grounds maintenance crew and even fertilize!  I would like to plant a year-round privacy hedge across the southern front of our farm house…

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