Can a green giant grows in a shady area?

Hi, I leave in a condo building in Toronto. My unit is at the second floor and it is above the garbage room. There is an exhaust louver beside the bottom of my balcony. Sometimes the exhausted air from the…

Evergreen clinging vine for shade

I’m looking for a vine, as described above, to cover a concrete block wall in Toronto. English Ivy? Any variegated ivies that would work? What about Emerald Gaiety Euonymus? Purple Wintercreeper Euonymus? And what about a Climbing Hydrangea? Does it…

Growing Ivy

I live in Prince Edward Island and for the last few years I have been trying to grow English Ivy…I bring clippings home from my sister’s in Nova Scotia.I start them in water until they have lots of roots…put them…

Yellowing Baltic Ivy

I am in the beaches part of Toronto. We have had baltic ivy growing over our front garden wall for over 15 years. It is a very sunny exposure yet lately I am finding many leaves going yellow with dark…

Wall Climbing Plant

I am interested in advice on a beautiful plant that will mature and cover the wall by climbing.  It is for an area that receives a lot of sun but little water (because it is sheltered from rain by the…

English ivy

I have thick English ivy as a groundcover in a section of my garden where I will be removing a tree and bush and planting a new tree. I would like to cut back some of the ivy before doing…

Vines in planters?

Hi! I am trying to desperately add some privacy to our backyard along our fence line. There is very little space between the retaining wall and the fence line so, unless we find a way of building a much thinner…

can baltic ivy die from frost?

Hello, We’ve had lots of Baltic ivy in our front yard and it is clinging to a front garden wall.  We face west and are at the end of a street in the Beaches area of Toronto.  The winds can…

Ivy – cut back or leave alone??

My feeble old ivy grew vigorously last summer (on an east facing fence).  Now it looks dreadful.  Shall I cut it back?  Hard?  or what do you advise? Thank you for your help.…