Boston Ivy *

Presently I have Boston Ivy on my garage and I love it. I am erecting a fence along my lot line which will connect or join with my existing fence. I want to cover the new wood fence also with…

North Facing Shrubs *

What shrubs would grow against a north facing wall. This is the back wall of a garage, which is quite empty and I’d like a larger shrubs. The planting area is 9′ wide and 3-4.5′ deep. I think a pyramidal…

Wisteria Tree or Vine *

Is there a difference between a wisteria vine & tree? I have been trying to find out where to purchase a tree, as I have seen pictures. Yet am always directed back to the vine. Any info would be appreciated…

Ivy *

For many years ivy has flourished on my large house. Now, the ivy continues to grow well on the west facing side of my house. However from the right center of the house, and all along the east side of…

Morning glory with pole beans?*

Can the pole bean (Kentucky Wonder) and morning glory plants grow together? Will one choke the other out or are there other cross pollination issues to consider?        …

Vine to climb up base of treehouse platform*

I would like to plant a vine to grow up a trellis I will install along one side of a 7 ft treehouse platform. It faces North so not much sun with lots of tree canopy as well. Fast growing…

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…

Planting in a ravine location *

Hello. I wish to plant a honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) along my backyard chain link fence which borders a ravine. I am going to clear a corner that has been taken over by ravine plants. What can I do to try…

Virginia creeper *

Earlier this year, in my backyard (in Etobicoke) along the fence line I removed what appeared to be a very invasive vine that had been building up over the years. I though I had dug everything up. After that I…