Create a tall privacy screen near a septic tank

Hi there, I’m hoping to plant some tall evergreen greens that will block my neighbour sight-line into our backyard. Her deck is raised about 4 feet off the ground so she can see into our yard. We live in Port…

Native ground cover

Is there a native ground cover that is less than 4 inch high and will grow in dry full sun? The location is in north Scarborough.  …

Picking a Native Tree

Hi, I live in North East Scarborough and I want to plant a tree this spring in my backyard. It seems to have low sunlight as the garden faces north and there is also a literal house right in front…

What plants to grow under Chinese elms

Hi, I live in North York, and I am currently trying to plan the plants to be planted along a new 15m lattice fence. I would very much appreciate if you could give me some advices. The fence is facing…

Plant or tree for 80th birthday

Hi, I’m in UK but buying a gift for delivery for my cousin’s birthday who lives in Brampton Ontario. She loves gardening. Any ideas or suggestions please and I know you have much colder winters that we do in the…

How to promote shrubby growth in Amelanchier Alnifolia

Dear Master Gardener I recently had a Amelanchier Alnifolia planted in my garden that our tree maintenance people bought from Dutch Nurseries. I wanted this particular serviceberry because I want to achieve a kind of “grove like” look and I…

Trying to make a bee friendly garden

Good day! I am starting this late, and I am in search for joe-pye weed, goldenrod, and really any other flower that can still blossom this year and help the bees. I have a big garden. I’ve tried to find…

Pollinator garden, non-spreading/invasive plants

Hi there – I’m not sure if this is the type of question you would normally answer, but thought I’d give it a shot. I’m planning on replacing my grass with a pollinator/butterfly garden. My yard touches my neighbours so…