Trying to make a bee friendly garden

Good day! I am starting this late, and I am in search for joe-pye weed, goldenrod, and really any other flower that can still blossom this year and help the bees. I have a big garden. I’ve tried to find…

Safe bee friendly flowers

Are the annual flowers or any flowers I buy at the garden centers bee friendly? When the bee returns to the hive the nectar is useless , I’ve read but can’t find out what to look for on the plant…

Managing this weed and attracting bees

I live in southern Etobicoke and we have a vegetable garden and couple of flower beds with perennials. We have rather sandy soil with clay deposits. Our area is just north of Lake Shore Blvd and we seem to enjoy…

Limonium latifolium, Sea Lavender

I am trying to identify a perennial in my garden . I bought it a few years ago and have successfully split it. The Leaves are large, shiny and close to the ground. It blooms, tiny mauve flowers, as small…

Pollinator Garden: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Embedded in the ground as they are, most flowering plants need help to reproduce. Over 80 percent of flowering plants need pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies and other animals to develop seed or fruit. Having available pollinators is as…

Butterfly/bee gardens

Would conditions in a small churchyard in downtown Toronto be suitable to attract butterflies and bees? The space faces north, is bordered by buildings on three sides and a busy road on the fourth, and gets about 3-4 hours of…