Bearded iris blooms

Now that the blooms of my tall bearded iris (iris Germanica) are over should I cut down the stem to the ground or just half way?  …

California Poppies

Hi, Can I plant California Poppies in my garden in Mississauga? Will they survive they winter like Oriental or Iceland Poppy does? What about Shirley Poppy. Secondly where can I get the seeds or plants of California or Shirley Poppy…

About the Chinese Ground Orchids (Bletilla striata)

I recently bought 3 rhizomes of these beautiful orchids. I’m wondering if I can be plant them in my garden, like a perennial plant or I should plant them in a pot and bring them indoors for the winter. I…

Species Tulips

Hi, I’m writing from Kitchener, ON. I am growing a mixture of species tulips for the first time this year. (I planted last fall.) They bloomed beautifully and are now forming attractive seed pods. I know that it is advisable…

Mysterious Weed

HELP! I’m unable to identify this weed. I spotted one growth a few years ago and now it took over 1/4 of our garden, it grows everywhere, even between stones (we have no grass) Any information would be much appreciated…

Bulbs-May

I wish to change the position of some tulips in my garden and also plant into the garden some hyacinth bulbs which were in a pot this spring. Is it best to dig up the bulbs and store in the…

Trilliums and Sharp-Lobed Hepatica

Is it ok to now plant trilliums and hepaticas that were bought at the North American Native Plant Society sale at the Toronto Botanical Garden last weekend? The trilliums are starting to open.…

Hyacinths with Short Stems

I planted hyacinth bulbs but the flowers come up very short. Do I have the bulbs planted too deep?…