A question from a total novice seeking HELP!

Have an open space of 30’wide X 12’Long what perennial bulbs can I plant now. Prefer lots of colours and lots of variety with low maintenance. I am disciplined to water as required. Appreciate your response.…

Lily of the Valley – brown spots on leaves

Hello! I live around the East York area and have recently bought a Lily of the Valley from a nursery which I am trying to keep as an indoor houseplant. It is currently beside my orchids and my peace lily,…

Shady garden suggestions

Can you tell me a year long shrub, flowering plant or grass for a shady area, such as under a tree.…

Climbing Hydrangea

Hello. My climbing hydrangea–approximately 5 years old–is flourishing in terms of leafing and growth but I have yet to see a bud or a flower. It lives against a porch facing east in just ordinary dirt–not clay or sandy. I…

Spring bulb treatment

My daffodils and tulips are nearing the end of their blooming season. Shall I leave them in the ground or dig up the bulbs, dry them out, and replant them in the fall? If I dig them up should I…

Propagating perennials from Stem Cuttings

Hi there. I was just curious, is it possible to propagate perennials using stem cuttings, similarly to woody shrubs. The plants that I’m thinking of are blanket flower, milkweed, phlox, monarda, and penstemon. I garden in zone 5b.…

Crown Imperial Fritillaria

I have several Crown Imperial Fritillaria. The last 3 springs, they came up with beautiful, healthy foliage but no flowers. Wondering what I can do to encourage blooming next year. Some have multiple stocks. Do I split the bulb now…

Onion Grass

Onion grass is starting to spread, we have been digging out the bulbs. Is there an easier way to rid the lawn of this type of grass? thank you!…

Tulip varieties – perennial tulips

I garden in Oshawa (zone 5b), and my bed is loamy and in full sun. I recently noticed the lack of spring interest in my garden. What tulip varieties do you recommend that are reliable perennials in our area that…

is this Azalea sick?

I have an Azalea inherited from the house we bought last year (not sure what kind of Azalea this is) it was blooming very well with orange flowers this spring, but I notice the foliage color is too yellow-ish comparing…