Planting a White Cedar hedge under a honey locust

Hi! We have a small backyard lined on the east side by a 6 ft fence, and shaded by a honey locust tree. We’d like to create a cedar hedge to cover the fence and provide winter interest, but I’m…

front door plants

Looking for some long blooming, fragrant, heat tolerant and 4 to 6 feet height plants for my front door entrance sides (west facing). Please advise.…

Volunteer Gardener price

I would like to know the cost of hiring a gardener for an opinion on my garden, and plant ideas. I checked your web site but did not see this. Thanks…

When to plant ferns in fall

Hello, I was planning on order some ferns – Ostrich fern, Lady Hardy fern and Japanese painted fern – and I was wondering if I can plant them at the end of October? We live in Toronto, near Bathurst and…

Backyard tree suggestion

Hello there! I’m hoping to get your advice on a tree for my backyard. I live in Moore Park and am looking for a tree that: – Is a fast grower to at least 30 feet tall (taller is okay)…

3 dead boxwoods

House in Toronto boxwoods in very narrow space at edge of porch used to camouflage fencing to keep critters out from under porch, faces west, gets afternoon sun. WHAT CAN I PLANT TO REPLACE DEAD BOXWOODS, that will fill the…

Heritage trees

Heritage house (1843) located on Yonge St. With Yonge St on the easr side, a pub and parking lot on the south side, it can be extremely noisy and litter can build up quickly. To the north of the parking…

Early blooming perennials

Hi there, I would like to plant some perennials that will bloom in the spring, but I don’t know much about gardening! I know that poppies are beautiful, but I’m wondering if there’s any other plants that are relatively low…

Best Shrubs for CO2 absorption

We live in Bloor West and would like to know your recommendations for carbon absorbing plants/shrubs to plant in our back yard?  …