Pelargonium (Geranium): A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

The name “geranium” is often given to two members of the geranium family (Geraniaceae). However, the name really belongs only to one of them – the hardy perennial Geranium. The other is a tender perennial, not hardy in Canada. When…

Drought Tolerant Annuals: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  As annual plants complete their lifecycle in a single season the concept of drought tolerance is a bit moot. Unlike perennials that can become drought tolerant after they are well established, our Southern Ontario short growing season means that…

Annuals for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  An annual plant is one that completes its life cycle from seed to plant to bloom and back to seed again in one season. Annual flowers are often bright, colourful and very floriferous. In this way, they attract pollinating…