Ornamental Grass

I live in Pickering by Lake Ontario and want to plant ornamental grass. The area faces south. I would like something between 2-4 ft. I’m partial to the grass that has the lovely colorful feathery flowers in the fall.…

Removing Goldenrod rhizomes and plant roots

Hello, I am a novice gardener and have had a rough work schedule the last few years and have not kept up properly in the garden. Goldenrod took over in my garden where there had been a 8×10′ patch of…

Oak leaves over winter on perennial garden

Hi. I am surrounded by oak trees. I have a perennial garden with no grass. I have seen a number of articles suggesting that leaving leaves over winter is a good practice for insects and the garden. Would you recommend…

Two kinds of Lavender

Hello, Located in 5a, I have two different types of lavender. a. ‘Essence Purple’ (pic Right) – planted on the ground that gets morning and late afternoon sun. Covered with burlap to overwinter. In spring I pruned a little, when…

Planting bare root peonies

I live in Markham and have received an order if bare root peonies. Can I winter them in a bushel basket of soil or pots and plant in the spring? They would be in the garage over winter. Thankyou…

Planting Lavender

I watched your YouTube on cutting lavender. In the episode you mentioned screened lime stones that the lavender is sitting on. Can you explain what exactly it is, how much was placed, quantity, age of plants that would thrive in…

Plant Identification – Salvia

Can you please tell me what this plant is and if it is a perennial? My apologies for not including all of the information requested the first time. Height – ~30″ Spread = ~30″ Sunny location Growing in clay, so…

Quick Spreading weed

Could you please identify this weed? It’s quite invasive and spreads quickly. The soil is clay and it is growing in the shade of a cedar hedge! We have not seen a flower. It’s 1 foot tall and wide .…