Beginner Gardener

Hi We recently moved from a condo to a house with a front and back lawn and deck. I would like to grow a beautiful garden but I dont know anything about gardening. Where do I start? Is it too…

Woody Dying Lavendar – Part 2

Hello, Thank you for the reply to this question. I am still unsure how to proceed though. Do I leave all the woody branches intact and only cut the woody stems growing up out of the branches? That will leave…

Amending beds planted with bulbs

I am in Thornhill and have flower beds in full sun and part shade. What is the best way to amend/improve the soil in these beds when they are planted with numerous spring flowering bulbs, peonies and other perennials without…

purple coneflower plant in late March

My purple coneflower plants still have many seeds on the dead heads. Can I sprinkle them over pots of soil now and leave them outside? Or should I wait? Or should I don something indoors, which I would rather avoid.…

Planting Irises

I have irises in my garden that are overgrown and surrounded with grass. Is it too late now to pull them up and replant them? If so, what is the best way to deal with them? Thank you.…

Dividing hostas

Hello, I am wondering if it is too late in the season to divide hostas. Would it be better to wait until spring and, if so, how early should I do it. Thanks, Lesley…

Transplanting a Poppy Plant to Parry Sound

O We would like to transplant a poppy plant from our garden in Markham to a garden south of Parry Sound. We originally got the poppy from my father in laws property in Scarborough. It managed very well for 6…