Amsonia tabernaemontana

Hello, my new purchase at the May Plant Sale! Is the lovely blooming Amsonia. I would not have expected it to be blooming now esp. in weather this weekend, so cool! -Does the Amsonia usually bloom early in May? -Will…

Tall perennials in planters

The fence around one side of my pool is about 10feet tall and I’d like to find something I could put into a planter that might cover most of that height ( the pool is surrounded by concrete pads.) Any…

whitley’s speedwell – Veronica whitleyi

Hi I bought whitley’s speedwell – veronica whitleyi. I wanted veronica liwanensis but what is available now is veronica whitleyi and vernonica waterperry blue. What do you think about veronica whitleyi which one is better veronica whitleyi or waterperry? in…

Leaves on Garden in Spring

I listened to a gardening program that suggested leaving leaves on the garden in the fall. I have a layer of oak leaves covering most of the garden, with heavy layers near sensitive plants (rhododendron). My garden gets medium sun.…

April Showers Invigorate my Green Thumb

It looks like it might be rainy for April, in West End Toronto. What activities, if a gardener doesn’t mind wearing rain gear while outside, can one carry out while it’s raining? I find rain invigorating, but I know from…

Shade Path

Hi, I have a section of my backyard that I want to do something specific with. In the photo I’m attaching you will see a garage and a garden. Behind the dogwood I want to create a little path that…

Phlox subulata

Hi I bought small phlox last November, they were on sale. I planted them in my garden. So you think they will have a chance to survive the winter because I planted them late? Thanks you very much.…

Perennial Aster Disease

Hi I have perennial aster and I think it has a disease. It is covered with a thin layer of white powder. It has this disease last year and I see it again in some of them. I have many…