Shade tolerant clumping grass

I want to grow something 8-10ft tall along about 8 feet of my fence line, to create privacy. I have sandy soil. The area is shady. I want fast growing. I’m not fond of cedars. Want something clumping so it…

Ornamental grasses

I have four Miscanthus gracillimus grasses (2 each side of garden) spaced well apart. They have thrived gloriously for last 4 years. It is now early June and 2 at one side are growing and other two are showing nothing,…

Architectural Privacy Hedge

I would like to plant a hedge that will grow to a solid green manicured wall of 8 feet for interest and privacy across the center of my front yard in North York. The yard faces south and will be…

Bamboo for Toronto

Hello, I would like to plant bamboo in my yard (preferably a clumping variety that grows no taller than about 3 meters), but I am unable to find it for sale anywhere locally. I assume there must be some species…

Vines and grasses for containers

I have two questions, both about container gardening in Toronto. 1. Suggestions for a perennial climbing vine for a third floor hot deck (with a watering system) 1a) is there a hardy clematis that might survive the winter? 2. Suggestions…

Winter kill on grasses

Aside from shrubs and many of my buddleja, I am worried about some of my grasses that have been wonderful for more than five years, but this year, some are not yet showing any green.  Any thing I can do…

Dividing an ornamental grass

Now close to 10 years old, our two beautiful clumps of grasses on either side of a narrow walkway are intruding passage. The grass grows out from its centre, and my putting fresh soil into the bare centre of the…

Looking for a mature feather reed grass

Hi there, I am looking for a mature feather reed grass for a flower bed that is about 5′ x 1 1/2′. I have been searching in several nurseries and found out they are not in season for planting. You…