Replacing a Landscape plant

Hello. Currently, we have a type of pine tree (can you identify the variety?) in our front yard (west-facing) landscape. It does not get much rain as it is mostly covered by the eavestrough and gets sunlight in the afternoon.…

Acer Palmatum Katsura

I am trying to locate nursery that carries this tree. Can you help? Thank you.…

Fun plants for children to grow

I have grandchildren 2-5 years of age. Other than plants that attract butterflies (milkweed), are there any particular plants that are fun for children 2-5 years, to grow outdoors and indoors? Thanks for your help.…

Pergola vine

I am looking for vine for my pergola. Location is full sun.…

Clearing a garden bed of invasive grasses

Dear Master Gardener, We have a long, thin bed in front of our building that is south facing. On the north side of Sheppard avenue, Toronto. At the moment, there are weed grasses growing in it. We would like to…

tiny red bugs

. My friend has an in home worm compost and she gave me some soil for my indoor plants I noticed these really tiny red bugs and I can not seem to find much information about them and so I…

Spring flower combination – Plant ID

Hello, all the best to you for a happy new year and great gardening season in 2021. This is a long shot but I saw a gardening video of a tulip container arrangement (from Denmark, close in zone to ours…

growing hardiness zones

Hi Master Gardeners, as the Winter Solstice approaches, I look forward to settling down with all my wondrous plant catalogues and planning my garden in Toronto. I get my catalogues from Canada (Ontario), the US, and from the UK. The…

Covering cold frames

I seeded lettuces and spinach in a cold frame. It is protected all around with straw, Should I put a blanket on top when temperature dips below 0 degreesC , or, at what lower temperature? We live near Markham ON…