Dog Strangling Vine

Is this dog strangling vine? It’s about 3″ tall. My neighbor also has them.…

Roots/suckers coming inside house

Hello! We have a rather curious and tricky case: a tree of heaven sucker was persistently coming through the wall inside our kitchen extension. We just cut the wall open and were able to trace it down to our crawl…

Front yard – How to get rid of goutweed

Here is a picture of my west-facing front yard that I share with a family with two young children that lives above. You will see that the yard is mostly weeds and there are three other large plants that we…

Wicked weed – Helleborine PLANT ID

MidtownToronto. Front lawn, west-facing, full afternoon sun. In the grass and garden bed. Nearby an oak tree. Weed emerged three years ago and I wasn’t able to fully dig out its very deep, strong root, so it comes back, more…

Invasive? Rhubarb or Burdock? PLANT ID

Can you identify this large plant that popped up in our hosta bed? We did not know if it was a hogweed or cows parsnips which would require special careful extraction. Thank you.…

Is this poison ivy?

Hello, some of large plant grows on my north-west facing property in Lake of Bays. It is at the side of a lake, and a wet clay soil. The plant is around 24 inches wide. It gets a mix of…

How to Get Rid of Invasive Backyard Mint

Hello, The homeowners before us planted mint in the backyard, right in the ground, no pots. It’s spread all over our yard – what’s the best way to get rid of it organically (no herbicides, we have small children)? Thank…

Evergreen fern and goutweed

I am in Toronto. Soil is clay. Garden is full shade. Looking for hardy evergreen fern that grows up to 3’ tall to plant in between euonymus. Also would consider growing them in large fabric planters (to avoid being trampled…