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…

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…

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…

Free Native Pants

Does anyone know the Toronto location of the Free Native Plant giveaway tomorrow Saturday August 27th?…

Planting on ant hill

Hello, I have an ant hill in a dry sunny spot of my garden that is not in the way. Having decided to live with it, I wonder if there are any plants, preferably natives, that will thrive on top.…

RE: Locating Poke Milkweed Seeds

Hello! I have a balcony here in Toronto where I can grow plants. The climate zone is 6A to 7A. It is mostly shade but does get the late afternoon/ setting sun. I would like to grow Milkweed for the…

Tuberosa asclepias planting time

Hello, You were so helpful identifying an elderberry tree for me that I’m going to ask you another question. [Couldn’t find it in the Find It Here section.] I want to give a friend a tuberosa asclepias to plant now…

Boxwood planted close to house’s foundation

Hello, I have 2 boxwoods that are about 5 feet tall planted close to the foundation of the house. These have been planted by our predecessors and were already there when we bought the house 3 years ago. I have…

Phlox

Is there an outbreak of phlox this season? is it allergy time for phlox?…

Little bluestem

I am interested in planting little bluestem (the blues). They are non invasive but read that they are or could be “aggressive” self-seeders which would be undesirable since they are close to our lawn. I appreciate any help. Thank you…