• Chokecherry vs Chokeberry vs European Buckthorn

    I am trying to identify a shrub (now about 10 ft tall) in my garden. I suspect that it may be the invasive Buckthorn but find the info online a bit confusing as all three appear similar. I have seen…

  • Remove or Leave it?

    Hello! I found this plant growing in amongst my peppers and couldn’t identify it. Is not disrupting anything so I was going to let it continue to see what happens but I can’t for the life of my identify it.…

  • Mystery Plant

    Can you identify this plant? It grows on a single, thick, green stalk, stands six feet tall and has begun to flower into what looks like a trumpet flower. Its leaves are large (12 inches plus) and maple shaped.

  • A Weed?

    Pot, 1/2 day sun, potting soil Hello, I was wondering if you could help me. The leaves are soft and the plant has a flexible stem. I can’t remember if I planted a bulb or a buzzing garden there. Thanks,…

  • Creeping Charlie and Violets

    I live in Scarborough, Ontario – clay soil. Due to unprecedented rainfall this spring, there has been an unwelcome massive intrusion of the above weeds in my backyard. Please let me know how I can eradicate these as they are…

  • Goutweed Barrier

    For years, we have diligently been digging gout weed out of our gardens. It gets in the roots of all our plants, spreads like wildfire and it is driving me crazy. This gout weed is coming under the wooden fence…

  • July: Keep Up with Weeding

    Pull weeds as they grow and use mulch in your flower beds to prevent them from sprouting. If you can’t pull them all, at least cut off their tops to prevent them from seeding; this will mean fewer weeds next…

  • Weed ID

    Hi, Please help identify this weed that infested my backyard lawn and the best way to control it. Thanks for your help.…

  • New and Everywhere-Creeping Bellflower

    I’ve been in my home for over 10 years and never seen this plant before. This year it is everywhere in my front garden. It seems to be doing well in both sun and shade though the garden is mostly…

  • Identifying and Controlling Invasive Weeds

    Hello! I recently enjoyed a presentation at the library on gardening by one of your volunteers. Can you help me identify this weed and offer advice on how to best control it please? They tend to grow tall and out…

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