Risks of removing leaves to peonies

I read your reply to “white powder on peonies”. To treat a similar mildew, I took the option of snipping leaves instead of using a chemical. However, by the time i was finished, most of the foliage was gone. Then…

Hosta leaves have holes

I live in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto. I have clay soil and lots of happy hostas. But some of my blue hostas have holes in some of their leaves, year after year. These particular hostas are growing under the…

Hydrangea and Its Changing Colours

Hello! This is my very first-time gardening! I have heard about how hydrangeas can change colour by manipulating the soil pH (like how it can change from blue to pink), and I find this very interesting. However I have many…

Himalayan Dandelion

I am looking for a Himalayan dandelion. We had one in our garden and it was quite an attraction as it only bloomed at night. I got a little over zealous this past spring while cleaning up our garden and…

After care for variety of flowers planted

Hello there, below is the list of plants we planted this week. We are looking for care directions for each one of these along with type of fertilizer, bloom time and disease control info. I tried google but it doesn’t…

Astilbe Companion Flowers

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Asters or Weeds?

Asters or weeds? Can you identify the growing plants, which have seeded outside the pipe or barrier? I thought they were weeds, and left them to act as a barrier against ants moving near the house foundation, and entering, until…

Full Sun patch for bees

I have a 3ft by 8ft patch in my side yard with full sun exposure (no neighbour on that side) and a brick wall as backing. It was used as a veggie patch but we are away in the summer…

Ontario Weed Identification

I’m in Toronto and see this weed everywhere, at the park in my garden, and everywhere in between. I’ve gone through the Ontario government weed site and cannot seem to find what this is.. looking for your expertise!

Oregano

I bought this oregano plant 4 years ago and was wondering if it is in fact an oregano plant. I tried drying it last year and again this year and it has no oregano smell or taste. It just smells…