Wildflowers

I’m looking for advice to plant my N/W facing yard (in midtown Toronto)with wildflower seeding. For many years I had self seeding corn flowers, field poppies and calendulas but they’ve failed for the past two years 1. I’m planning to…

RE: Locating Poke Milkweed Seeds

Hello! I have a balcony here in Toronto where I can grow plants. The climate zone is 6A to 7A. It is mostly shade but does get the late afternoon/ setting sun. I would like to grow Milkweed for the…

Beginner Gardener

Hi We recently moved from a condo to a house with a front and back lawn and deck. I would like to grow a beautiful garden but I dont know anything about gardening. Where do I start? Is it too…

SMALL SHRUBS ON ZONE 4 BALCONY

Hello, I am wanting to plant some hardy small shrubs (maybe flowering) on my balcony. Zone 4. I have a dwarf lilac that seems to be doing well but the Japanese Barberrty . . . Any suggestions…

North west balcony suggestions pls

Hi ! I am new to gardening and while reading about gardening I came across Toronto master gardeners website and it has been very helpful to understand some basics, do’s and don’ts. So thank you for that. I am looking…

Mandevilla competition

Hello, I’ve been growing Mandevilla on my south-facing, mid-town Toronto balcony for five or six years now, and am curious about the following: Most summers when I have grown the Mandevilla by itself in a pot (starting it as a…

North facing balcony with indirect sun

Hi there. I just bought condo in Toronto with has a very large open terrace facing north. i have been told it does get hot in summer and very windy. There appears to be sun on terrace in afternoon. I…