White Echinacea

I have under a large cedar tree a perennial rock garden by the shore of Lake Scugog. Plants include: Lilies, Allium, Columbine, Tickseed and several Echinacea in pink, red, white and apricot. For interest I do plant Lobelia. All of…

Kniphofia not flowering

I planted this last spring. It grew but no flower. Came back this year and is really doing well however still no flower. Wondering if tag in it is correct. Bought at Zehrs garden Centre – “Royal Castle Hybrids’ Red…

Cactus identification and care instructions

Hi, I was wondering whether you would be able to tell me what sort of cactus this is, and more importantly how I care for it. In addition to watering and sun instructions, I would be interested in knowing whether…

Japanese Knotweed Information

Hi, We moved into our North Toronto home in 2004 and we failed to ask the previous owners what all the plants were in the garden. Since then I’ve always wondered what the strange plant was in the corner. Every…

Controlling Motherwort and Tree of Heaven

Hi, my new neighbour is a herbalist and her motherwort has jumped over to my yard. How can I control it without using herbicides that might make it into her yard? On the same note, I have (and dislike) a…

Is this berry plant poisonous?

This plant was discovered on the property of my workplace. Is this plant poisonous? The soil is more clay like and the area in question gets a lot of sunlight. These berries are still green but one was found and…

Virginia Creeper

I live in Deep River ON and have a rather large yard.  Many years ago, my next door neighbors planted Virginia Creeper on their fence and it has since spread all around my property. What is a good way to…

Pruning back Virginia waterleaf

You posted an article today about cutting back Shasta daisies etc. when they’ve finished blooming.  Can I do the same with Virginia waterleaf after it’s finished flowering?  I realize it’s a native plant and in the wild it would never…