Mini hosta

I am trying to find 2 mini hostas in the Toronto area? I had 2 on a grave but mowers cut down and no growth this year. If you could please suggest where to try. Originally purchased at horticultural school…

Best Soil Composition

What is the best soil composition for a new small bed of Hostas and Ferns in the upper Beach area of Toronto where the soil is sandy? I can buy premixed soil or mix it myself.…

Poolside ornamental grass

Hello! I would love to plant some ornamental grass in this area. The depth is approx. 1ft. There is not much moisture here as there is a fence on the other side. I was hoping to plant tall and bold…

Peony buds are deformed

Hello: For the past few years the buds on several peonies are deformed, especially on an older planting of Red Charm. Recently, the same deformation is occuring on Lemon Chiffon which is only 3 years old. The buds are large,…

What to Plant Under Cedars

I have cedar hedges that line my sides of property probably over 30 years old. They stand easily 20ft high. On one side they go right down to the ground but on the other side (pictured) they have been cut…

Sprouting Spurs on Hosta growth after Spring Showers

I wanted to start uprooting/dividing earlier, rather than later, since I’m recovering from surgery, with lifting limits. Starting earlier would have been a way to pace the uprooting but I just overdid dandelion plucking this week with the sunshine invigorating…

Evergreen fern and goutweed

I am in Toronto. Soil is clay. Garden is full shade. Looking for hardy evergreen fern that grows up to 3’ tall to plant in between euonymus. Also would consider growing them in large fabric planters (to avoid being trampled…

Miscanthus Sinensis ‘Pink Swan’ Maiden Grass

I planted 3 of these ornamental grasses in a planter box on my deck as a privacy screen last spring. I’ve tried a search to learn if these are perennials in Toronto but, can’t find any information. The plant tag…

Combating roots

Wondering if I should move all plants from this garden. I didn’t consider the root system of my cedar hedges when I started this garden a few years back. Now when I dig down even an inch, I am digging…