Flowering perennials for wet boggy areas

I live in Waterloo, Ontario and have been trying to plant a garden for birds, bees and butterflies. The problem is the space is wet year round. In some places it has standing water during fall and during spring showers,…

Dealing with dry shade

I have a ravine type back yard. Three levels. The third level is very shady and dry. There is one very big tree, probably over 50 years and one pine tree. It grows lots of weeds. What should I do…

Astilbe

I have two patches of Astilbe.  One is under a Japanese Maple and doing well.  The other is in a border right up against a cedar hedge and next to a hydrangea which is doing fine.  This one is not…