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…

Clematis montana in Toronto?

I wonder if anyone successfully grows Clematis montana in Toronto area without protecting them in any way in winter? I am struggling with keeping my hydrangea macrophylla blooming and do not want to add another useless plant to my garden.…

Tree selection

Given climate change and the fact that my sapling sugar maple in the park has died, what is a tree species ? This would be something needing little or no maintenance. What is Toronto hardiness zone?…

Acanthus Morning Candle

I bought the above plant and now dont know if it will survive in Toronto. Would it be best to plant it in a large pot and either sink it or put it in the garage in the winter? I’ve…

Plant Hardiness Zones

I would like to find out what garden zone we live in. I think it may be 5b, but want to confirm. We are in East York, Toronto, Ontario.…