Dutchman’s Pipe

Some of the leaves on my large Dutchman’s Pipe have become shriveled up and look like the front end of a conch shell Can you please tell me what causes that and how to remedy it. Thanks…

Yellow perennials

I have been searching for a yellow flower perennial that stands at about 24-30 inches tall, preferably a spring or early summer bloomer, to fill a specific spot in our garden. Unfortunately all found so far appear to be invasive.…

Mildew on my itoh peony

I have powdery mildew all over my itoh peony. After it blooms should I just cut it to the ground? Do I need to spray it once I do this(with what?)? Will cutting it in June effect next years growth?…

Tree peony pruning

I have a very old, 15 years, white blossom tree peony that has become very leggy. It is now about 4 feet tall. This year it has 5 buds, the most ever. The graft peony at the bottom is very…

Transplanting plants from a termite zone

Hi there. I live in Toronto east beach district. In 3 weeks I am moving to northern Ontario. The beach is a termite zone. I would like to take a few plants from my garden with me particularly my dads…

What ate my plants

I was wondering what might have eaten my plant. How should I prevent the problem? Thank you .…

Veronica var. Georgia Blue Speedwell plant

Hi I bought from walmart “Veronica var. Georgia Blue Speedwell” plant as per label. I have been looking for “Turkish speedwell (veronica liwanensis)”. Are these 2 the same? Thank you very much.…

Japanese Shaded Courtyard

Hello, I have a shaded courtyard of size 3 meters by 3 meters. The space is almost always shaded throughout the day with a slight sun in a small portion. I would like to have a Japanese style garden with…

Cheering up an elder

Hi, I am looking to cheer someone up by planting some colourful, perennial flowers on his front lawn. He lives in Toronto, Ontario and the front of his house faces the west. I am interested in plants that are low…