• choosing a city tree

    We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

  • Trees & Shrubs

    When is the best time to plant a tree in Owen Sound, spring or fall? It will probable be an Acer saccharinum, Silver Maple. Thank you.…

  • Moving echinacea

    When can I move my echinacea from ground level to a roof top garden?  …

  • My houseplants are infested with fungus gnats

    I recently transplanted three very large tropical plants, that I have cared for over many years. I purchased the soil from a well-known store in Toronto. Now the pots are infested with bugs. When I water, every Saturday, these flying…

  • When should I transplant the flowering plants?

    I need to relocate a Japanese Anemone, which is in bloom right now; a hibiscus and a hydrangea. When’s the best time?…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Transplanting birch tree

    Hi there, I was advised to transplant a birch tree from the side of the house (animals can climb onto the roof). It is skinny and about two stories high. Any advice as to (a) how best to do this…

  • Transplanting a 6 ft. Lilac

    I’d like to move a 6 ft. lilac to another part of my yard.  The current location is becoming more shady so the lilac is losing shape as it stretches to the light.  Is a 6 ft. lilac too big…

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