Plant ID – Salvia, Bidens

Hello Master Gardener! This orange flower and the purple flower are in planters. I brought the planters inside (I kept the same soil), to protect from them from frost. I am watering the flowers as before when they were outside,…

Adam’s Needle Not Flowering

Hi, I moved into a new house and there is an Adam’s Needle (I think) that bloomed last summer. This year it did not bloom at all but did grow a shoot. How should I take care of it over…

Proper Mulch for Black Mondo Grass

I plan to mulch a patch of black mondo grass (Ophiogogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’) to protect it from winter burn this winter. I was planning to make a small ‘wall’ with low stakes with burlap attached all around to surround the…

Tree peony

Hi, Where can I find Joanna Gilbert tree peony in Toronto? And is it too late to plant tree peony in mid November? Many thanks!…

Winter Protection for Black Mondo Grass

Hi. I’m in Zone 5 to 6, close to Lake Ontario, so always a little warmer in the winter. I have a nice patch of black mondo grass. Some years it winters really well and some years not so much.…

Perennial Hibiscus

Planted 6 different perennial hibiscus in my north facing front garden this year. We live in Guelph, Ontario and they are all still blooming today (October 10). We haven’t watered them in months and the drought and cold temps this…

Overwintering English Lavender

Hello! My SuperBlue English Lavender died off last winter. Do you have any tips for helping them survive the winter in the garden? Can a potted plant be brought indoors for the winter? Ever hopeful, Audrey…

Transplanting/Moving Plants to our new home

Hello We are moving from Brampton to Elora Ontario in October. We want to take some plants to our new home, such as hostas, black eyed Susan’s and maybe some others. We are wondering what the best way to do…

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…