Yews in a dry shady spot.

Hi, Last 2 years we’ve tried to plant yews beside our back deck, it’s very shady and doesn’t get tons of water, we have a rain barrel and a soaker hose. Both winters they’ve died. We’d like to plant something…

Acidic soil perennials and other questions

Hello, I need recommendations for the following plants: 1. Flowering perennials to grow in acidic soil conditions. I already have hydrangeas. 2. Indoor airy focal plants for planters 3. Unique plants that would drape down in an indoor planter 4.…

Small garden area, huge tree

I am so sorry. I can’t localize your answer to my question (email) about what to plant in a small garden, facing south, with a huge tree. My apologies.…

Planting Under Oak Trees

Please tell me what can grow under a big oak tree. The soil is shallow and much limestone in the area… grass doesn’t grow. Is there a tall perennial flower? Or ground cover with flowers?…

Planting perennials in root bound soil

I have a small back yard that is surrounded by lots of trees. Even perennials such as hosta are doing poorly. Do you recommend that I plant them in pots in the soil with room for the roots to grow…

Shrubs for dry full shade – which is best?

Hello! I’ve been researching shrubs for deep shade that are also drought tolerant for a spot we have under an overhanging Manitoba maple tree. Would you be able to offer any comments on suitability based on your experiences with the…

Growing in part shade

I am in Mississauga. I have a shade area under tall pine trees. The area only gets sun from 1- 3 pm. The rest of it has no sun. Can you suggest some plants for that site. I did try…

Shrubs for dry shade

I need to know what bushes I can plant in shade and sandy soil in east end Toronto would prefer natural looking types with possibly white flowers thank you…