• Is this 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…

  • Dandelion Season: Taraxacum officinale

    I can’t believe I’m asking about something that was part of my Mediterranean diet, when this plant was sought during family outings, but I will ask anyway. What season does the dandelion begin to grow and end, since I want…

  • Perennial Sow Weed in Flower Garden

    I live in south Burlington, ON. Likely as the result of a load of earth, for the past 2 or 3 years I have increasingly had a problem with perennial sow weed in one of my west facing flower beds.…

  • What is this plant? – Lesser celandine

    This plant returns year after year and is slowly taking over the entire backyard. We did not plant it, but inherited it with the house. It has a small bulb attached to the bottom of it. How can I get…

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