Wildflowers

I’m looking for advice to plant my N/W facing yard (in midtown Toronto)with wildflower seeding. For many years I had self seeding corn flowers, field poppies and calendulas but they’ve failed for the past two years 1. I’m planning to…

Geum Not Blooming

Hello, I grew a few geum plants from seeds this year and put them in the ground in spring. The plants are very bushy with lots of leave but none of them produce one single flower! What did I do…

Deep shade challenge

Hello, I hope you can help me find something that will grow in a challenging area in my garden. It is a space of about one square metre beside my front steps. It is in deep shade and only gets…

Tube clematis

I was told this was a China Purple Bush Clematis however when researching I thought the flower looked more like a tube clematis; maybe there is little or no difference? My issue is the leaves.It’s about 30″ high, gets about…

Best planting time

Is the fall a good time to divide/plant or is the spring better. What would be the dates in Toronto’s Moore Park…

Asters – powdery orange mold

another first for me – clouds of orange dust flying off the established Asters as i cut them back. they’re in full sun, watered regulary with a drip soaker hose, Leaside. There was orange residue everywhere. YUCK! have you any…

Garlic Stem and Bulb Nematode

Hello, I am hoping to sort out whether or not my crop has been infected with the aforementioned nematode. My plot is in the west end of Toronto(zone 6a), in a community garden. I have been growing garlic there for…

Boxwood and pruning other flowers, trees and shrubs

I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow for  pruning the following: Hydrangea (limelight and annabelle), Weigela, Hosta, Rose of Sharon, Hicks Yew and Perennial flowers? All in fall or spring.  Trying to streamline. I…

Where to find Hellebore

Hi, is there any place that sells Hellebore around GTA now? The nurseries I checked are sold out…