Mud creek ravine

Hello I have a house that backs on to the mud creek ravine on Hudson drive by the pedestrian walkway bridge. I would like to plant things to green up the ravine slope and also help with erosion. Was thinking…

ideas for curb appeal for corner lot

I have live in a semi-detached corner house. I have a long narrow S/E facing area. I’m looking for tall plants that will cover the exposed brick, keep my house cool but roots that are not too deep to get…

Carpenter bees

I have carpenter bees every yr. Only a couple . I always leave them alone. I hung outside drapes not knowing the bee comes back. I watched one vlimb the sheer drapes. I didn’t see the bee ànd figured it…

Choosing the right plants

My garden has shade in the morning and only 4-6 hours of full sun in the afternoon. Should I choose plants suited for full sun because its only exposure is the afternoon hot sun?…

mulch

Hi! I’m looking for the best mulch for my flower beds, in terms of keeping moisture in, weeds out and keeping the soil healthy. Mostly I have shrubs, i.e. Annabelle and Peegee hydrangeas, emerald cedars, lilacs, bleeding hearts, hostas, ferns.…

School Pollinator Garden

Hi there, I’m a primary teacher running an Ontario Eco Schools program. I’m in the process of transforming a sandbox into a small pollinator garden. I was wondering if you could help by suggesting easy growing/maintaining plants. The sandbox receives…

Converting sandbox into a vegetable garden

I would like to convert my son’s old built-in sandbox into a vegetable garden. It is located in a part of our backyard where it gets a lot of sun each day. It was built with plywood at the bottom.…