• Vines in planters?

    Hi! I am trying to desperately add some privacy to our backyard along our fence line. There is very little space between the retaining wall and the fence line so, unless we find a way of building a much thinner…

  • Where can I find seeds for this vine?

    A gardener at Rosetta Maclain identified a burgundy leafed vine as “Mina Lobeta” and said the city grows them from seed in their greenhouse. Where can I get some seeds?…

  • Suitable espalier candidates for Toronto semi-shaded garden

    Hi, my backyard has a very high fence, 12 feet high, facing south but shaded because of lots of oak trees. I am growing English Ivy on it, which is kind of boring. Is there a vine or shrub that…

  • Climbing vines

    5 years ago I planted Virginia Creeper at my 3-storey townhouse. It’s far too … healthy! It now consumes the entire façade, part of the neighbours houses and even creeps along the power lines. At my age, I’m not comfortable…

  • Suggestions required for a privacy vine / climber

    I seeking your advice on type(s) of vines or climbers that leafs early, enhances my patio privacy, and provides a flower. Preferably, it would grow 10′ to 15′ feet in height with dense leaf coverage. Being in a spot that…

  • Clinging/growing vines for the side of our home

    Hi, we live in Vaughan, just north of Toronto, and have been thinking about planting a clinging/growing on the side of our home, closer to the front, so that the vines will only grown onto one side of the front…

  • Vines for shady courtyard?

    Hello Master Gardener! We are hoping you can help us to choose vines for a shade garden. It is bright there all day, but only has direct sun for a short time each day on the north wall. The garden-to-be…

  • How to deal with Dog-strangling vine

    I have a garden that contains a Honeysuckle vine, Vinca groundcover and Lily-of-the Valley, and also something that I originally assumed was milkweed, and thought, “I’ll leave this to grow, and it’ll attract butterflies!”  I now realize it’s Dog Strangling…

  • Aggressive Ivy in Garden

    Hi There, I have boston ivy, virginia creeper and euonymous growing on my fences and they have been spreading across my lawn until there is almost no grass left. I cannot do much about the vines on the fence (as…

  • Boston ivy with brown spots on leaves

    Mature Boston ivy climbing up a wood fence in shade develops brown spots and leaves dry up starting now. Narrow bed is probably poor soil. Has occurred for last 3 yrs. Also there could be tiny white insects. Thanks.…

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