Planting on ant hill

Hello, I have an ant hill in a dry sunny spot of my garden that is not in the way. Having decided to live with it, I wonder if there are any plants, preferably natives, that will thrive on top.…

Drought perennials list

Hi I am new to Canada and still unsure as to suitability of certain plants for surviving seasonal changes. Will the drought perennials especially the low/ground cover ones survive Toronto’s harsh winter? Thank you Jen…

How to Propagate Schreber’s big red stem moss

Hello, I found quite a lot of Scherber’s big red stem moss on my garden floor and would like to propagate it further in my garden. How can I do that? It seems to be growing only in the shaded…

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.…

ProtectingTree while Roto-tilling

I have been trying for two years to turn a newly fenced patch of garden into lawn for the family to play, beside our small downtown semi, with limited success. The area was formerly mostly periwinkle, some irises, some Solomon…

Plants in tree bed mostly gone

Hello, I live in Toronto and I have a big maple tree in my backyard — the tree bed used to be mostly full with euonymus fortunei. However, this year, after the winter, a lot of it seems to be…

Grass attacking Creeping Thyme carpet

Hi I have a nice carpet of creeping thymes that i planted in my front yard a few years back and they just flourished and the flower carpet is beautiful in early summer. I noticed over the past few years…

Wild Strawberry Vine

I have wild strawberry growing throughout my lawn in my backyard. It appears impossible to get rid of as it grows underneath the grass and just creates an entire interconnected system. Once it has developed as it has is there…

Hardy Ground Cover for Driveway

We live in climate zone 6 and have a permeable driveway made of concrete pavers. I would love to plant a ground cover that will grow in between the concrete in fairly rich loam and green the driveway. It must…