Bamboo

Hi, do you know where in Toronto ( North York) I can buy bamboo to plant in front of an east facing fence to block my neighbour’s wall? I have heard that Fargesia dracocephala works well. I have a locust…

Golden Creeping Jenny

What do you know about Golden creeping Jenny? Can it be planted in Toronto? Is it good ground cover plant? Is it short (that’s what I’d prefer). Is it Evergreen? Is it sold in Toronto or it is something not…

Japanese Knotwood Disposal

Can i put japanese knotwood that i’ve cut down in my yard waste bag? My neighbour (we both have the plant coming up in our yard) sent me some information from your site stating that it’s hard to dispose of…

Identifying and Controlling Invasive Weeds

Hello! I recently enjoyed a presentation at the library on gardening by one of your volunteers. Can you help me identify this weed and offer advice on how to best control it please? They tend to grow tall and out…

Native Honeysuckle

I’m getting confused. I have seen information saying that honeysuckle is an invasive (explaining it’s existence in the ravine systems) and I’ve seen at least a couple of references saying there is a native honeysuckle. For example listing as native…

Vine Identification

My brother who lives in Calgary has a wonderful vine that covers the back of his house. I brought back several cuttings to Switzerland and would love to identify this vine and in particular advice on pruning. It is now…

Weed Identification – East York

Trying to get some help in identifying this weed. It comes up every year. It grows everywhere. When it grows in the lawn it looks like a tree sapling. Anyhow, when you touch its leaves, an unpleasant musty smell remains…

climbing vine or weed?

Hi, we moved into our new house in February. Since spring we have been watching a vine grow (well) in our flower bed. At first we thought it was a clematis, but we doubt this now. It has just sprouted…

What is this tree?

It was here when we moved in 15 years ago and I assume is full grown – it’s as high as our 2 storey house – has thorns, green berries that ripen to purple and drop off – no one…