Rain barrel

Hello, I am considering installing a rain barrel, but need to advise on gutter diversion options so that the gutter works ‘normally’ during winter months when barrel is not in use. Thank you…

Little lime hydrangeas

Some of our little lime hydrangeas are looking a little dried out. Can we trim the dead branches? They were only planted last August. Tried giving them more water to no avail. They are in partial Sun, mostly sun under…

Hedge for butterflies

What type of plant would serve best as a hedge (that would attract butterflies and bees (and hide an existing chain link fence)? -We would like it to be native to Ontario and colourful (oranges and reds?) -We are in…

Pine tree at Edwards Gardens

Good morning, I love your garden and I do my early morning walk every day. I noticed one of the very beautiful pine trees near the second bridge after Edwards Gardens Don Central bridge one pine tree which is attacked…

Mushrooms!

These mushrooms have been growing en mass in my garden. They generally hide under other plants or very close to them. I find them unpleasant – what can I do about them? Are they harmful to the rest of the…

lily of the valley

Hi Need to get rid of this! dig it up as much as possible. then newspapers and on top, soil… i guess the newspapers biodegrade and next year i can plant right on top of the soil?…

Low maintenance conversion from a lawn

Garden Design is so difficult for me, but today I thought I found the solution in my neighbours design. Would it be kosher to just partially mirror their border design, since our pathways are adjacent, and “ imitation is the…

Garden edging

Looking for ideas on what edging I can use for the gardens to give a neat contained look. – Have a lot of mulch, no plastic or interlock brick. Not sure what else I can use that does not stand…