My thyme doesn’t look good

Hello, I planted thyme beside the driveway in 2019. Although I did not do anything for overwintering, it came back and even became larger with pretty flowers last summer. Now it doesn’t look growing but I’m not sure if it’s…

Ground cover to avoid erosion

Hello, I live in Etobicoke North M9W 2B4. My backyard is on a ravine and has a steep Slope. Also I am a quadriplegic (paralyzed from neck down) I am looking for some ground covering and/or plants/shrubs to keep the…

Replace lawn grass

I am looking for info on growing ‘Ruschia Nana’ but can’t locate anyone selling started plants in Ontario. Is it because it doesn’t tolerate our climate?…

Creating a curved mosaic with ground cover plants

  Hello there! We have a completely enclosed curved 7 x 17ft bed that we would like to plant with groundcover to form curving rows that alternate different, contrasting plants. The idea is to have river rock flowing from a…

ground cover- yellow flower – in spring

Hi Do you know any ground cover which gives yellow flowers (not leaves) in the spring (same time like the Phlox). Something similar to sedum yellow gold, but bloom in Spring. Thank you very much.…

Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’

Hi I want to consider Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ as a ground cover. My questions 1) Can they survive Toronto winter. I know the zone is saying in the label 2-9 but I do not believe these marketing labels 2)…

Lawn Alternatives

We have been researching lawn alternatives for our front and back yards in east Scarborough. Thinking about Clover or Yarrow (although it is listed on your fact sheet, it looks like it may spread to my neighbours yard. Are there…

Purple Shade Loving Ground Cover

Could you recommend a colourful (purple?) shade loving ground cover plant? One that returns each year. Attached is a photo of where it will be planted.

Grass Alternative by Sidewalk

Hi there I have a patch of grass, this is section of lawn that is between the curb and sidewalk. This patch as well sits on the property line between my neighbor and I. The grass I can’t be bothered…