Pollinator garden, non-spreading/invasive plants

Hi there – I’m not sure if this is the type of question you would normally answer, but thought I’d give it a shot. I’m planning on replacing my grass with a pollinator/butterfly garden. My yard touches my neighbours so…

Winterberry

Can I plant a Winterberry plant in the garden now in November (if the ground isn’t frozen). I just bought a small potted one and I’m not sure if I should keep it inside. What is the best way to…

Pruning back Virginia waterleaf

You posted an article today about cutting back Shasta daisies etc. when they’ve finished blooming.  Can I do the same with Virginia waterleaf after it’s finished flowering?  I realize it’s a native plant and in the wild it would never…

Ontario Weed Identification

I’m in Toronto and see this weed everywhere, at the park in my garden, and everywhere in between. I’ve gone through the Ontario government weed site and cannot seem to find what this is.. looking for your expertise!

Native Plants

I’m with the Gardening Committee of my co-op and I have been asked to research information on native species – perennials and annuals, if they exist.  Where would you suggest I start my search?  …

Toronto shady windy balcony ideas

Please suggest container plant ideas for a shady (1 – 3 hours of sun/day), windy toronto balcony (3rd floor). I prefer native plants that would attract bees or birds, or edible plants, herbs.  …