Growing Lupins in Central South Ontario

I planted Lupins in Spring and had a nice spread of seedlings – which were healthy.. they have been carefully watered and watched. Sadly to date they have grown approximately 7 – 8 inches. How do I prep them for…

Deadheading May Night Salvia

My May Night Salvia blooms brilliantly throughout June- sunny spot, well drained soil. All under newly planted maple trees. They are doing well. I was told to deadhead the blooms when they are done. But the foliage turns a horrible…

Himalayan dandelion or Stemless Evening Primrose

My plant has produced over 45 blooms this season. There are pods formed near the roots. Are these seed pods? Will they give me more plants or how do I get new plants? Any info would be appreciated…

Japanese Painted Fern in Container

I have a Japanese Painted Fern potted in a container. 1. How can I help it survive winter in the pot without bringing indoors? 2. How can I best propagate the fern?…

Drooping daylilies

I live in Scarborough. I have Stella Dora and Happy Return daylilies. Both were planted 9 years ago. The Stella Dora’s look great in Spring, but always start drooping in June. They droop to a point that the leaves are…

groundcover sedum *stonecrop”

Hello and thank-you in advance! i was surprised to see “annual, protect from frost” on some groundcover sedum “sea urchin” “golden acres” and “lemon ball” . i can’t find anything definitive about them on-line – perhaps you can help?…

Leaves riddled with holes

My front garden plants are always attacked by insects that eat through the leaves, with the plants sometimes losing about 80% of leaves. I don’t know what kind these insects are, but I’ve included a photo. This occurs on a…

sweet autumn clematis flowering in summer

I planted two sweet autumn clematis. Both have already flowered in July and one has yellowing leaves. Any idea what is happening? Both are south-facing and grew well for a month after planting.…

Perennial Hibiscus

This is our first year for having a Perennial Hibiscus coming back after the winter. We planted it last year early summer and it did very well. We live in Kitchener, Ontario. The plant is currently 10″-11″ tall and has…