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…

Privacy plants that grow tall

My neighbours cut down the tall pine trees that gave me privacy and built a fence.  Their yard is a higher elevation than mine.  Now they like to sit out and watch my back yard most of the day, and…

Earthworms to improve soil

I am interested in knowing where I can purchase earth worms for my garden in the Toronto area. Soil is part clay, sandy. I mixed in some peat moss and topsoil to help but worms seem to be scant.…

Landscaping Front Yard

Hi there I would like to add more interest to my front yard. Can you provide some guidance as to what plants/shrubs I should plant and where? I’ve attached pictures. Thanks!…

Fundraiser Query

If we were to purchase seeds from you, are we allowed to sell them again for the purpose of a fundraiser? All the money would go to organizations that focus on trees and animals.…

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…