Spring Gardening Critical Dates

With the temperatures prematurely warming up, when can we begin safely mulching, and working our gardens in Toronto? I’d like to get an estimate for some things I’ve been planning to do, but I don’t wish to harm, if it’s…

Turtlehead*

During fall cleanup how far back can I cut?…

Moving a Garden in the Fall*

Hello :) I have a time-sensitive question and would greatly appreciate your help. We are moving within the next couple of weeks from the suburbs to the country side. We did not expect to move so I had my garden…

Hostas*

Can hostas be transplanted in November?…

Transplanting Black Eyed Susan*

I planted 1 black eyed Susan 2 years ago, now I have at least 10 of them.  I want to replant them as border near my fence. Is this time of the year good for replanting or I should do…

Different Types of Lavender

London On area. I have a row of lavenders in my garden. They bloom at different times of the season. One has a compact growing structure and the other has a sprawling unruly growing habit (it is in bloom now).…

Japanese Anemone- Winter Care

Hi! I’ve planted a Japanese Anemone this June. It’s growing slowly but I think didn’t reach the expected size yet. It also didn’t flower. I planted it in the side of my entrance which is a shady area most if…

Planting perennials in root bound soil*

I have a small back yard that is surrounded by lots of trees. Even perennials such as hosta are doing poorly. Do you recommend that I plant them in pots in the soil with room for the roots to grow…

Horseradish *

Horseradish is a beautiful plant as well as delicious but it’s under soil creeping roots have new plant shooting up in neighbouring plant beds as well as overtaken the garden space. I am seeking a method to eliminate the horseradish…

When to plant perennials *

Hi, With fall here, I think I’m supposed to be planting perennials that will then be in the ground ready for spring. Is this correct? I’m completely confused; there’s so much information out there but so much of it is…