Dahlias

Can i plant in soil where rosemary bushes grew?…

Spring clean up??

Do I HAVE TO clean off any dead leaves from last fall on my beds before I add good new compost Yes Im lazy and very old and creaky thank you…

Hydrangeas for a full sun north facing garden

Hello! I live in the east end of Toronto and and I’m looking to plant my very first garden. I would like to plant a bunch of white hydrangea in the front garden of my house. The garden gets afternoon…

When to plant Peony and remove winter covers

Hi There! I’m looking for some advice on opening up my garden for spring. Many of the bulbs available at garden centers (e.g. Peony Bulbs) as well as several guides for opening up suggest waiting until the last spring frost…

Hydrangeas

I have a climbing hydrangea that doesn’t flower. I’ve had it for 4 years. Is there anything I can do to promote flowering? My soil is clay and it gets morning sun. . I have endless summer and annabelle hydrangeas.…

Fun plants for children to grow

I have grandchildren 2-5 years of age. Other than plants that attract butterflies (milkweed), are there any particular plants that are fun for children 2-5 years, to grow outdoors and indoors? Thanks for your help.…

Pink Pampas Grass – okay to plant?

Hi there, I purchased some Pink Pampas Grass seeds and have since received/found conflicting messages about whether they are okay to plant in the Toronto area. I know that in a moderate climate like California they are considered invasive but…

Growing specialty primulas from seed

Good morning, I am a home gardener and do not have a greenhouse. For the first time I have bought specialty primula seeds, see list below of genus species. The packages come with very little instructions other than to keep…

Hellebores

I have just seen (January 17th) some beautiful Hellebores for sale, and they are in full bloom. If I purchase them now, where do I store them until I am able to plant them in April. Will they re-bloom in…

Spring flower combination – Plant ID

Hello, all the best to you for a happy new year and great gardening season in 2021. This is a long shot but I saw a gardening video of a tulip container arrangement (from Denmark, close in zone to ours…