Heuchera *

I understand that heuchera is a good choice for a shade, moist location in Toronto. I am looking for the brightest red foliage available and have found fire alarm and fire chief. Do have other or better suggestions?…

Rugosa rose bushes *

Hello. I have very thorny rose bushes along my shore. I am at a lake north of Toronto. I think they are called rugosa. After flowering, they produce berries. We cut them about 1/3 of the way back last year…

Front Beauty*

I recently took out some plants that were blocking the view to my house and was looking to replace them with plants and small trees that are specimen like and flower or show interesting characteristics at different times of the…

Risks of removing leaves to peonies*

  I read your reply to “white powder on peonies”. To treat a similar mildew, I took the option of snipping leaves instead of using a chemical. However, by the time i was finished, most of the foliage was gone.…

Astilbe Companion Flowers*

I am going to have to transplant my astilbes. The problem is, the area between the sidewalk and the astilbes gets sun. I would like a low-growing complimentary plant that will not hide the astilbes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.…

Vines*

Can you suggest a vine appropriate to grow on a brick chimney without any special support? I live in the Annapolis valley in western Nova Scotia. Thanks!  …

Asters or Weeds?*

Asters or weeds? Can you identify the growing plants, which have seeded outside the pipe or barrier? I thought they were weeds, and left them to act as a barrier against ants moving near the house foundation, and entering, until…

How long do delphiniums live in Toronto?*

I heard delphiniums are challenging plants to grow and I am a little put off by the suggestion that they might not last longer than 2-3 years. How long do they usually live in Toronto?…

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,…

Forget Me Not forgetting to flower*

Hi – I purchased a few Forget Me Not plants from a reputable nursery. They were planted last May, there were no flowers on them when I purchased. Watched them for the entire spring and summer, the plant spread but…