• What perennials are good for shade gardens?

    I have a front garden that is almost always in shade. What perennials can you suggest? Besides lily of the valley and bleeding heart and hosta and hydrangea?…

  • Grass for Shady garden

    What type of grass could be used for a very shady garden with Oak, Maple and Birch trees?  …

  • privacy hedges

    I have a property in the Haliburton highlands. It is heavily treed with mainly maple, hemlock, fir and pine. As a result much of the property is shaded most of the time. The soil is sandy and well drained. I…

  • Shady lawn has mildew

    A black walnut tree dominates our yard, with its canopy covering nearly the entire space. We planted Kentucky blue grass, which seems to have developed a white powdery mildew. How can I get rid of the mildew?  Is there another…

  • Plants to grow in flagstone path?

    I recently installed a simple flagstone path in my shady back garden – what are some plants that could grow between the stones? something low-growing, durable and perhaps aromatic? I sunk each stone individually so that the soil between them…

  • Ferns

    I have a new bed to plant but it is very shady. I wonder what you might suggest. I have hosta and violets on my list. I wonder about ferns. I don’t know anything about ferns. Is there some you…

  • Ground cover for large shady lawn?

    I have a new property with a big back yard with an eastern exposure and lots of trees. I have children and dogs. I would like to use something other than grass, since I think it will be hard to…

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