Soil prep for Karl Foerster and Hakonechloa grass

I will be planting Karl Foerster and Hakconechloa grasses together (the Foerster in the background against a fence). Currently I have a lot of clay in the area that I want to plant both of them (they will be together).…

Quick Privacy Hedge

Hi there, I live in Toronto and wanted to plant a quick privacy hedge in container(s) (I live in a condo so it’s an urban garden). I have tried emerald cedars and they worked great for the first 2 years;…

Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs – Full Sun Hot Yard

Oakville – backyard – 10-12 hours a day full sun – blazing hot in the summer What (if any) ornamental grasses, shrubs, flowers that are perennials do well in low grade (clay escarpment) soil and full sun all day long?…

Overwintering Maiden Grass in Containers

This spring we planted maiden grass graziella in many containers around our patio. We know that this is a perennial that would normally return every year if planted in the ground. Our experience last year was that the grasses didn’t…

Shrub or ornamental grass for shady box

Hello I live in Guildwood, Scarborough and keep digging up lawn to replace with something. The latest is that we dug up the area by the deck on the North side of the house and built 4 ft by 4ft…

What is this plant/grass?

I saw this plant at the Canada Blooms exhibit but there was no label beside it, nor did the volunteers know its name. They gave me your business card & said to ask so I took a pic. (attached). Where…

Plant search for native plant

Short of driving to each retail nursery, where can I find “bottlebrush grass”? When I phone, there is never a person who seems to know what this plant is. When I do a “search”, it may tell me something about…

Plants to complement bamboo screen

We’d like to create a privacy screen and would like to use bamboo (Phyllostachys) to achieve that effect. Can you recommend any shrubs/trees/grass that would complement the bamboo? Thank you.  …