Solidago (Goldenrod)

Hello..thanks for all your answers over the past year..I have a Goldenrod that bloomed a fantastc yellor in the first week of November 2018 but has dried a bit..can I cut those dead blooms and harvest them indoors for seeds…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Phlox and powdery mildew

Lavender colored phlox grows in mostly clay soil develops mildew each year. It is in a sunny area not over watered. How can I prevent this?…

Transplant fertilizer

I have just transplanted some perennials. Given that it is the end of August, is it too late to use transplant liquid? Also, should I wait until spring to use evergreen fertilizer or can I fertilize now?…

Perennials

Hi For a new gardener, which are the hardiest perennials that bloom from spring to fall for zone 5 and when is the best time to plant them.…

Suggestions for what I can plant in area by fence.

I want to replace my 5 Karl forester grasses with something about the same height that will not require as much maintenance. As I’m getting older I’m looking for something that will require less work. The area is 3 ft,…

What wildflower is this?

This is a wildflower I saw outside of Uxbridge on June 1st. From a distance it looked like strings of water droplets. Toronto Master Gardeners have never failed to identify any plant I have asked about! Any idea what this…

Virginia Creeper

I live in Deep River ON and have a rather large yard.  Many years ago, my next door neighbors planted Virginia Creeper on their fence and it has since spread all around my property. What is a good way to…

New gardener

Hello, I am new to gardening. Just started last year with lavender, asiatic lilies and hydrangeas(my favorite). This year I got floribunda rose tree, bee balm, some hostas. I want to learn more and grow more perennials that bloom flowers.…