Virginia Creeper

Hello, I have ivy growing on my fence. It is coming from the neighbour’s, other side of the fence. It looks quite nice when the leaves are out. I would like to know the name to perhaps plant more of…

How to get rid of Campanula (Creeping Bellflower)

I have lots of campunella covering almost the whole front yard. Should I get rid of all of them? First I thought they are ground cover but they are coverering all other plants. If I need to get rid of…

Pruning common and glossy buckthorn

I am in Toronto and I would like to control the spread of some common and glossy buckthorn bushes. I enjoy pruning and I would like to prune the bushes, as close as possible to the ground, twice a year,…

Ligularia dentata cv Othello

Is it typical for Othello to be invasive? One orignal plant has turned into hundreds of enormous plants with 1-foot leaves in my downtown Toronto garden. The seedlings grow up everywhere -sun , shade, wet, dry including in cracks in…

It’s invasive and I need it gone – False spirea

I only have pics of leaves now. When it blooms it has flowers similar to an asilbe. The roots run underground and the plant pops up everywhere. The garden centre I got it from said it was an astilbe; but,…

Creepy Virginia Creeper

Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…

Amur Tamarisk

Doug Reberg here from the Stratford and District Horticultural Society. I’m currently preparing an online guide to public gardens of Stratford, which has taken me into gardens I hadn’t visited for quite some time. The Catharine East garden is one,…

Spreading in my garden*

I’m trying to identify this plant, my suspicion is it is a weed. Thanks for your assistance  …

Trumpet Vine*

Was recommended a trumpet vine to grow up a pergola. However, many horror stories about this vine can be found online. Granted most of these are from the southern states. Still, it will be planted next to a patio and…

Identify a plant -Goutweed*

I am assisting a friend with a garden cleaning, and they have a large area covered by some plant that I don’t recognize. Can you help me. Someone told me it could be raspberry.  …