Plant Selection

Hi, I’m looking for ground covers which are: – flowers in summer (like Chrysogonum virginianum) or fall (like Solidago flexicaulis) – white or pale pink / pale blue flower colour – part to full shade – no more than 1′…

Relocating outdoor ivy groundcover

Today is Oct. 27 ( 16C In Toronto ). My neighbor has given me some of his outdoor ivy groundcover which I have transplanted already to a shady area .Most of the attached roots were kept intact in the soil…

Plants not growing

My small front and sloped garden produces zero growth to plants in general. There is a huge ugly pine tree planted that cannot be removed. None of the plants seem to grow at all and many have died. Petunias and…

New Eastern White Cedar Hedge Root Rot?

Hello! In September 2020, I had a 50 foot long Eastern Cedar hedge planted by a professional company in my backyard. The hedge was planted in a 1ft x 1ft trench with soil/manure/fertilizer mix. The rest of the garden is…

Ground cover rather than mulch?

I would like to use a ground cover in a sunny part of my garden instead of cedar mulch. I would prefer a native plant. I have sweet woodruff cover in my shade garden. Will it grow in a sunnier…

Combination of challenges

My dog has done his business and killed the grass, so I would like to replace it with ground cover, and 2-3 types of plants of different heights. It would be nice to have flowering, evergreen and/or edible plants, maybe…

Creeping Jenny and name of a small tree

Good day, I have a question re a small tree like plant that my neighbor has in his garden that is very pretty. I enjoy it from my garden. He wants to give me a little one that always comes…

Native ground cover

Is there a native ground cover that is less than 4 inch high and will grow in dry full sun? The location is in north Scarborough.  …

Ground cover under 3 huge pine trees

We have 3 huge pine trees on a slope into the valley between our neighbour and us. It is bare except for the hostas that we have recently planted. When there is heavy rain, our roof gutter overrflows and washes…