Creating a native garden

Hi there! I would really like to take the leap and naturalize (as much as possible) my front yard. I would like an organized “garden” look, but am hoping to introduce as many native species as possible. I have no…

Greening up a 6 by 10 foot patch of yard in Toronto

Hi, We have a contained 8.5 x by 16 foot patch of South facing front yard in mid Toronto, awaiting plants. Below it is a 2.5 x 8.5 foot patch (also contained.) photo attached. Both “containers” have 3 feet of…

Some plants have not come back yet

Hello, My garden is located at north east Scarborough. The soil seems to be compacted clay but I have been amending it with compost and mulch. I am trying to grow a native garden, it’s quite young, only two years…

Root depth of eastern white cedars

Hi there! In the last year we purchased a house that has eastern white cedars bordering our small backyard (18’ x 15’ of green space). It was mainly bare with a small patch of grass, many weeds and a few…

Ontario native plant nurseries

Hi there, I’m looking for nurseries within the GTA area, ideally in Toronto, that specialize or carry native plants (not seeds). It could be either nurseries open to the public or wholesale nurseries as we are ordering large quantities. Do…

Free Native Pants

Does anyone know the Toronto location of the Free Native Plant giveaway tomorrow Saturday August 27th?…

Boxwood planted close to house’s foundation

Hello, I have 2 boxwoods that are about 5 feet tall planted close to the foundation of the house. These have been planted by our predecessors and were already there when we bought the house 3 years ago. I have…

Native Plants

I have seeds on my purple coneflower and black-eyed susans plants. Since it is mid march, may I just plant them into tiny pots and leave them beside the mother plant? Thanks…

Native Plants for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Use of Native plants in the garden has become more important to gardeners as we consider climate change and a need for more biodiversity. Plants are Native or Indigenous to a region if they have originated and are naturally occurring…