Vines and Creepers

I can’t seem to find Virginia creeper’s or Boston Ivy at garden centres in the east side of Toronto. Anyone know where I can buy them?…

What plants to grow under Chinese elms

Hi, I live in North York, and I am currently trying to plan the plants to be planted along a new 15m lattice fence. I would very much appreciate if you could give me some advices. The fence is facing…

Rhubarb not doing well

My rhubarb isn’t doing well. The soil is sandy with natural compost and store bought top soil. The plant started out well,but the stems got week and have fallen over. Leaves haves turned yellow. The plant get sun and shade…

Climbing hydrangea

I planted a climbing hydrangea against a west facing fence. Last year it started growth. This spring it showing no sign of budding. I think I need to try another plant. I have not had luck with clematis and I…

Boston Ivy for the metal roof of a pergola

I have a metal pergola in my backyard (4 metal posts with slatted roof, 10 x 10 feet). I want to plant two Boston Ivy vines at the bottom of two of the posts (the roots will be buried directly…

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…

Protecting Trees and Plants from Fungus and Bugs

Hello. First: thank you for volunteering for this site! I live in Guelph, Ontario in the beautiful downtown residential area and I have several plants and trees that have been ruined by bugs and fungus by July, August. The ones…

Viburnum Leaf Beetle

The VLB has virtually destroyed a small Viburnum bush in my garden. (I have now cut it down to within 6″ of the ground to try to get rid of the VLB.) My neighbour has been training a Virginia Creeper…

Overgrown vines

Hello, we recently moved into our house in Parkdale (Toronto). The backyard came with several sets of pretty overgrown vines. I can identify a honeysuckle and a Virginia creeper though I believe there’s at least one other as well. I’m…