Perennial Hibiscus

Can i make tea from the petals of a Perennial dinner plate Hibiscus.…

Propagating Oriental Tree Lilies

My Lily Tree was going to die. I took the upper part into the house, put it in a clear vase, left it on the window ledge. It now has fibrous roots as well as what appears to be 2…

Powdery Mildew on Bee Balm

My Bee Balm has a white substance on all the leaves. Surprisingly it as started to show a few flowers. What do I do to get rid of the residue. Can it spread to other plants in my garden? I…

Hosta Leaves Going Brown

I have 2 hosta that have leaves that have browned and on investigation the whole stem easily pulls away. I wonder with the heat and humidity if its Southern Blight and what fungicide should I use.…

What to plant before and after day lilies bloom

I am considering planting a variety of day lilies in a bed in my front yard that gets full sun. My concern is what to plant before they bloom in July and after the blooms have finished. The bed is…

Help with something that is eating my perennials

Hello. I have several planting of Jack Frost Brunera and Heuchera (Coral Bells). For the past three or four years, something is eating the leaves. I do not see any signs of aphids on the plants. We think it may…

Advice on plants for a part shade garden

We want to change the look of our garden and was wondering if you provide that type of advice.  We are located in Toronto and our front garden gets partial sun until 1-2 pm and wanted a low maintenance garden…

Daisies Taking Over!

Hi gardening friends ~ This spring, the daisies (possibly shasta, possibly oxeye) in my front garden took over! They’re killing my sedum and other plants. I ripped out 2 leaf bags worth but of course the roots are still in…