• Virginia Creeper overtaking garden in Toronto

    I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not think it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out…

  • Stubborn Mandevilla

    I bought a mandevilla last summer, overwintered by pruning back and keeping in a cooler but sunny window, hardened it off before placing it in a morning sun place. Fed it fertilizer and even tried the age old epsom salts…

  • Native climbing flowering vines

    Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

  • Clematis

    Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

  • Quick Privacy Hedge

    Hi there, I live in Toronto and wanted to plant a quick privacy hedge in container(s) (I live in a condo so it’s an urban garden). I have tried emerald cedars and they worked great for the first 2 years;…

  • Best Vines For Deep Shade

    Best vine for Deep shade , moist soil and frozen in winter. Unlikely to freeze and thaw. Is red wall Virginia creeper a possibility? I have a large fence to cover. Can anything survive? If you come up with anything…

  • Clematis and Honeysuckle

    Good morning. I am planning to plant several clematis on the trellis on the left side of the deck, for the longest blooming season I can create! I am hoping that they will be happy with lower 3 feet being…

  • Creepy Virginia Creeper

    Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…

  • Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola

    I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It’s south facing and…

  • Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection

    I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

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