Mulching to suppress grass between trees

We planted 46 dappled willow trees in a zigzag pattern about two years ago. The trees have a six foot spacing with quite a healthy lawn in between. We would like to place mulch over the grass between the trees…

Hatiora toxicity?

Hello, I wonder if you can help me find out whether a plant is harmful to cats. The (house) plant in question is Hatoria salicornioides, and common names include Dancing Bones, Drunkard’s Dream, Bottle Cactus, Spice Cactus. It is not…

Mystery Plant

We have a strange plant in our yard that we have not been able to identify. It’s growing in Richmond Hill (GTA) in sun. It just started to flower? in early October and produced the purple things at the top…

Japanese beetles – milky spore disease

I’ve read that milky spore disease will get rid of Japanese beetles, but I cannot seem to find a retailer that carries milky. spore powder. Are you aware of any in the GTA? Have you tried it? Does it work…

Second request regarding a plan

I have enclosed a drawing of my garden. Please ignore the plants. I would really appreciate it if you could suggest a low maintenance plan based on my last email to you. The land slopes from the left hand side…

Dead Monarch Butterflies

I have had the same garden plants for at least 15 years. I have in the past had a lot of Monarchs in Aug and Sept. I have at least 3 dead Monarch this year. I picked up one and…

My dog eats dirt

I live in west Toronto. I have a yard that is 25ft by 75 ft with a variety of plantings. I have a young dog that is eating buckets of dirt; he eats approx 2 cups a day. Is there…

Suggestions for what I can plant in area by fence.

I want to replace my 5 Karl forester grasses with something about the same height that will not require as much maintenance. As I’m getting older I’m looking for something that will require less work. The area is 3 ft,…

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…