Commercial property native plant landscape design

I live in a high rise condo and our grounds (Beds, lawns and patios) need to be rejuvenated. I am lobbying for exclusive use of native perennials, shrubs and trees. Are you aware of any commercial properties in the GTA…

Creating a new garden bed

I live in the Beach, my back garden is partial shade.  I have a large white oak tree on the north side of the property.  The soil is sandy and dry. The garden to be created is west facing and…

Flowers and Shrubs for a Shade Garden

Our backyard is adorned with a few beautiful large trees. Because this creates a great deal of shade, grass does not grow well. So I have removed the grass and replaced it with a walkway and river stones. We still…

Juglans and foot traffic tolerant groundcover

Hello – looking for options to plant between flagstones in a west facing backyard with a large black walnut tree so quite shady. Planting area under drip line. Scarborough bluffs, so very sandy soil. Many thanks for your advice.…

Gardens to. Isit

I will be having surgery soon … walking is part of the recovery program. I was thinking walking through gardens would be a fun way to do this and wondered if you gave suggestions on places to visit. Thanks.…

Garden Design

Hello I have a south facing garden which is partially overhung by two large trees at the back – I am trying to do a landscaping project (sunken fire pit and pergola) with complimentary planting for a year round garden.…

Growing Basket Willow trees in Ontario

Hi there, I’m in Toronto and interested in growing Basket Willow trees as a privacy screen or hedge, and because they look great and grow quickly. I’ve read of their long roots and that they should not be planted too…

Gardening Opportunities

Hello, I’m sure this isn’t a usual question but I live in the Uk with both UK and Canadian Citizenship. I currently work on a private estate and have a Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 in horticultural practice but want…

Raised Framed Garden Beds*

I would like to speak to someone who has experience in creating raised framed garden beds. It’s for a community garden project. I am helping by consulting on what  to grow in the way of herbs and low maintenance plants.…