Matching containers to Fresh cut flowers

Do you have some advice about matching a vase to fresh cut flowers, or a link? Usually I’ve used the standard vase in a cemetary, but I find I can now time the blooming and volume garden patterns to share…

Annuals Native to the Americas

Is there a list of annuals native to the Americas (preferably North America) that would be suitable for a Toronto (Scarborough) garden. Not a big garden. I believe that portulaca, petunias, and zinnia are examples.…

When to plant seeds

Hello! I want to plant French bean seeds as well as orange cosmos seeds in my Zone 5 (Toronto) garden. Is it too early to plant them given the unseasonally cool weather we’re having? Is there a temperature that I…

Small Spring Flower in Lawn

This small blue flower appears each spring in our lawn. It is a low plant in a sunny location on clay soil. The leaves are triangular and scalloped and paired on the stem. There are 4 petals on the flower.…

Converting sandbox into a vegetable garden

I would like to convert my son’s old built-in sandbox into a vegetable garden. It is located in a part of our backyard where it gets a lot of sun each day. It was built with plywood at the bottom.…

Mums The Word: Overwintering Mums Worth Planting?

Do you think a tray/container of Gigi Mums would come to life, if I planted them? They were gifted to me last summer/fall, and I just watered them and kept them in the garage, through a window which gave them…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…