Tree Planting

I live in the Annex in TO. Our front lawn is relatively small 9×13 feet. Our lawn is elevated, more than two feet above the sidewalk level. We have stone retaining wall there. I would love to plant a tree…

Curly deformed leaves – potential plant disease

Good morning, I am reaching out with a question to a potential plant disease in my garden and around my neighbourhood. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my milkweek all of a sudden is developing curly, deformed leaves…

Pairings with tulips

Hi there, I am looking for groundcover plants to pair with tulips that are not invasive species to Ontario. My flowerbed is on the front portion of my lawn and contains a large magnolia on the Left side and a…

Name of this plant – Plant ID

Found this in the neighbourhood. The height of this plant is about 18 inches and grows on the west side and has full sun throughout the day. It looks like phlox, but my tall phlox are taller and sturdier than…

Plant Hardiness during our Inevitable Winters

This is a typical design which I’d settle for, if I could uproot the front lawn, for minimal maintenance of weeds, watering. When replacing a lawn for native plants, and with the large amount of snow that gets transferred to…

North facing balcony with indirect sun

Hi there. I just bought condo in Toronto with has a very large open terrace facing north. i have been told it does get hot in summer and very windy. There appears to be sun on terrace in afternoon. I…

Cheering up an elder

Hi, I am looking to cheer someone up by planting some colourful, perennial flowers on his front lawn. He lives in Toronto, Ontario and the front of his house faces the west. I am interested in plants that are low…