tiny front garden ideas*

Hello, My front is a just 18″ deep and about 10 feet long – it was once just concrete but we have recently removed it and placed a wooden barrier around it. The house is south facing so I am…

Odd Peony flowers*

I have one peony but it has three different flowers!! Could you tell me why? Please solve this mystery for us. This has puzzled many of my friends as well. Thanks, Chris…

Plant advice for intense afternoon sun*

Hello. We have a tree in our front yard. Last year we covered the grass that surrounded this tree with mulch, which worked out very well (thanks again for your help with this). This year we would like to plant…

Soil removal area*

Small Downtown backyard. Want to fill with limestone and gravel, so that paving stones are placed, and have potted plants. Would like to know who can take soil. Have tried the bin or bag method, however lane way cannot be…

Shrub or ornamental grass for shady box*

Hello I live in Guildwood, Scarborough and keep digging up lawn to replace with something. The latest is that we dug up the area by the deck on the North side of the house and built 4 ft by 4ft…

What kind of plant is this?*

Hi, I am in North York and new to gardening and looking to plant some perennials in my front lawn in an area surrounding a cherry tree. I’ve already started to plant some hostas. There is a plant I’ve seen…

Lupins*

I am growing lupin seedlings under lights. When can they be planted out in South East Etobicoke? Can they tolerate light frost like pansies?…

Wall Garden*

Hello, Wonder if you can help me to build a wall garden like the one I saw last week at Allan Gardens. It was in one of the side rooms and planted with sedums, mostly hen & chicks variety. Thanks,…

Gladiolus Garden*

Hey, Toronto gardener here, aiming for an easy perennial garden that comes back year after year.  Gladiolus is a prime choice for me (low maintenance and beautiful, and I’m in a zone 5-6 area (Scarborough). As I am frequently out…

Best plants to attract butterflies*

What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?  …