What’s “Bugging” my Coneflower?

I believe I’m in zone 6 or 6a. I’m at spadina and st Clair in Toronto. The garden faces north and gets sun from ?? To ?? Clay soil that I had compost added at least once every spring and…

Clematis

Something is cutting off my 20 year old clematis stems near the growing tips. Diatomaceous earth has not helped. I have not seen this problem ever before. Only one of my multiple clemati is affected. It is trained onto an…

Red Beetles on Tiger Lilies

I have two questions: My lilies are spread apart and I would like to know what to plant around and under them? Also I have those annoying red beetles which I try to pick off daily.  I used to use…

Ailing Japanese Maple

I live in mid-town Toronto and have an ailing 30 year old Japanese Maple.  It is a lovely 30 foot plus tree, and it has added to the beauty and charm of my home.  However, in the last while I…

Plant ID Milkweed

I found this strange plant growing in my vegetable garden 2 weeks ago. Do you know what it is? It appears alien?

Small apricot trees growing in pots

Hello!! I live in Toronto, and I’m trying to grow apricots so I can bring them to our property in Prince Edward county. We started them indoors and eventually, after hardening of course, we brought them to our balcony, but…

Full Sun patch for bees

I have a 3ft by 8ft patch in my side yard with full sun exposure (no neighbour on that side) and a brick wall as backing. It was used as a veggie patch but we are away in the summer…

Lily bugs

I have lily bugs on my asiatic lily. I’m wondering how to get rid of them. Do I need to destroy my lilies? I live in New Brunswick.…