Plants for Kawartha Lakes Area

I would like to plant white pines, blue spruce, a magnolia tree, some rose bushes, hydrangeas… what do you advise for this location?…

Plant Options in Front of a Window

I have a front window that the front of it is bare. I have planted two small boxwood and hydrangeas. What else would you suggest that I put in to get the most impact?…

Placement of climbing vine next to fence

I have a wooden fence surrounding 2 of the 3 sides of my back garden. The third side is a chain-link fence that is mostly concealed by an evergreen hedge. The only part that is exposed is the last 5…

Annabelle hydrangea – flat flowerheads

Hi, I have an Annabelle Hydrangea. It appears very healthy with lots of growth but every year this Hydrangea gets leaf rollers (only plant affected in the area) and flower heads that emerge are flat like they stopped half way…

Recurring Fungus on Plants

Hi, for the past 3 or 4 seasons a black fungus has attacked my peonies and more recently my lilac bushes. I’m thinking it is an airborne problem b/c even container plants on my deck seemed to “catch” this disease.…

Moore Park Garden Advice

Hello. I have just demolished a big garage in my back yard, which gives me new planting opportunities! But the soil is hard clay (I believe) and has had a garage sitting on it for 95 years. What is the…

Hydrangea, Mop Head

I have 2 Hydrangeas MH. 1 is just starting to bloom. The other 1 shows no sign of blooming. With the approaching frost, is there something I should be doing now to protect the plant?…

Choosing Dwarf Evergreens

Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend a slow growing evergreen tree for my front lawn. I live in Toronto where my house faces north. I am redoing my front lawn/driveway and am trying to decide what to plant.…

Front yard garden design *

I’m looking for advice on plant and shrub selection for my front garden. Our house is 3 yrs old and we started landscaping in heavy clay soil. The front bed is north facing. The first year we amended the soil…