Hypertufa *

I have a hypertufa planter with perennials in it. How do I overwinter it?…

Pink Waterlilies *

I would like to know more about pink waterlilies. Can I grow them in Toronto? And where can I buy them?  …

Lavender *

This is for an urban garden in downtown Toronto. I purchased lavender at a nursery store sale in 6″ diameter pots. They are fairly large size at about 12″ high. They were on sale obviously because of the late season…

Different Types of Lavender *

London On area. I have a row of lavenders in my garden. They bloom at different times of the season. One has a compact growing structure and the other has a sprawling unruly growing habit (it is in bloom now).…

Japanese Anemone- Winter Care *

Hi! I’ve planted a Japanese Anemone this June. It’s growing slowly but I think didn’t reach the expected size yet. It also didn’t flower. I planted it in the side of my entrance which is a shady area most if…

Planting perennials in root bound soil*

I have a small back yard that is surrounded by lots of trees. Even perennials such as hosta are doing poorly. Do you recommend that I plant them in pots in the soil with room for the roots to grow…

When to plant perennials *

Hi, With fall here, I think I’m supposed to be planting perennials that will then be in the ground ready for spring. Is this correct? I’m completely confused; there’s so much information out there but so much of it is…

Poppies *

After the flowers die in late spring and the poppy heads dry up with the seeds in them, do next year’s flowers come from these seeds falling to the ground? Or do next year’s flowers come from the small plants…

Heuchera *

I understand that heuchera is a good choice for a shade, moist location in Toronto. I am looking for the brightest red foliage available and have found fire alarm and fire chief. Do have other or better suggestions?…