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…

Plant Identification

I am looking for help with identifying this plant. It is newly emerging (mid April) in a garden bed in Toronto, Ontario. There are many of them, concentrated in one area. The bed is in partial shade under cedars. I…

Plants Dangerous to Humans?

Note : Sorry for the English :/ Hi.. Im planning to plant air-purifying plants and some pretty flowering plants for my old school. I choose: The Air Purifiers : – Draceana “song of india” – Sansevieria trifasciata “snake plant /…

Type of Hydrangea

Not sure is this a PeeGee hydrangea. Can I cut it down in the fall or wait until Spring. Live in Toronto.

Sweetfern

I have a sweetfern shrub that is not flourishing. I have had it about 5 years, transplanted twice due to moves but has seemed to take these in it’s stride. It is in it’s final spot now, (planted spring 2016),…

Difference between Marsh mallow and Hollyhock

What is the difference between marshmallow and hollyhock? I found the pink flowering plant (photo attached), which I think may be a marshmallow, but I’m not sure. Is it a marshmallow or a hollyhock and how can one tell the…

Ajuga Failed Under Pine Tree

I had ajuga doing well under a pine tree – for a few years – but then it all died away. Am puzzled….. Mind you, the pine is of course growing, now fairly tall. Could there be something about the…

Big Betony

Please help me identify the attached perennial. So beautiful but no labels. Thank you.

Poison Hemlock?

I have a rather large plant in my garden that I don’t remember planting. I posted pictures on an Ontario gardener Facebook page but I am getting lots of different suggestions. One was poison hemlock. It does look similar from…