Sweet woodruff

I have lots of sweet woodruff in my backyard. Now that the flower has come and gone, I am hoping to get advice on what steps I should now take. Does it get cut back,  and if so, by how…

Dark spots and eaten leaves on perennials

My plants leaves are turning dark brown and curl up; it was started from one of the purple cornflowers, then it spread to the other purple cornflowers, bee balm and hydrangea. Most of them are new plants in my yard…

Drought Tolerant Perennials: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Perennials are plants that renew themselves each year growing from their hardy roots. Although there are woody perennials, such as trees and shrubs, the plants most people refer to as perennials are herbaceous plants that die back to the ground…

Perennials for Full Sun: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

What is a Perennial? Perennials are hardy, ornamental plants that live for at least 3 years and die back to the ground each winter in colder climates. Most perennials bloom in the second year after seeding; however, there are now…

Perennials for Sandy Soils: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Perennials are plants that renew themselves each year from their hardy roots. Although there are woody perennials, such as trees and shrubs, the plants most people refer to as perennials are herbaceous plants that die back to the ground at…