Plant ID – yellow wild indigo

This plant was given to me by a friend who recently passed away. This plant blooms in the month of June, is herbaceous, has spikes with yellow flowers and oval leaves…. A perennial.…

Native climbing flowering vines

Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

Identifying a garden Plant

Hi I live in Brampton, Ontario. I have a plant that comes back every year and is almost indestructible. It has yellow flower that come out in the spring on the tips (each flower has 6 petals) I cannot seem…

Clematis

Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

Weed or something else

Last year I had 0 of these. This year I have over 50. This week finally a flower has appeared, yet I still cannot figure out what plant this is. I am usually quite proficient at plant identification so this…

fiddleheads

I would like to grow edible fiddleheads in my north-facing partial sun plot. Please advise where could I find/purchase/forage seedlings of ostrich fern in an attempt to grow and harvest fiddleheads? Thank you :)…

Dandelion mulching or disposal?

I have been served dandelions as a salad, but wonder about whether they can be mulched in the hot sun, so they can be reused as mulch? Do they have to be discarded outside the yard? If they’re dug up…

Bamboo like plant (Jean)

My daughter has a plant, very invasive, that resembles bamboo canes but are reddish and the leaves do not look like what you expect them to. They are much broader and form an arrow like appearance at the top of…

Planting Perennials

Good afternoon Toronto Master Gardeners. I just have a quick question. I’ve purchased a number of perennials and would like to plant them. My wife says to wait until the May long weekend but I looked up the Farmers almanac…