Maintaining order in the garden

Hi there. I live in Etobicoke, Sunnylea neighbourhood. We have sandy soil here. The area of the garden I am concerned about receives full sun more than 8 hours a day. In the area I have planted Hens and chicks,…

Growing Horsetail in a Container

Can you plant horsetail in a container? It would be a container in front of a west facing wood fence in a North York backyard. How tall would it grow? I’d like to block the fence and the neighbours so…

combine daffodils and hosta?

Hi There I planted some daffodils ( in a garden under a birch tree) last Fall, hoping for some colour in the Spring. Can I plant some hosta with the daffodils and expect both species to do well? Is there…

Recommendations for planting a front garden

Hello! I was wondering if you’re able to give recommendations for planting? We are not experienced in this area and would like to order some plants for our front yard. If this is possible please let me know. Thank you!…

Hellstrip Gardening

Hi, I live in Oshawa (5b/6a). I’m thinking of planting up my hellstrip with some things. It is completely covered by snow in the winter and gets some salt The strip faces south, with a young Northern Red Oak. Two…

Solidago (Goldenrod)

Hello..thanks for all your answers over the past year..I have a Goldenrod that bloomed a fantastc yellor in the first week of November 2018 but has dried a bit..can I cut those dead blooms and harvest them indoors for seeds…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Phlox and powdery mildew

Lavender colored phlox grows in mostly clay soil develops mildew each year. It is in a sunny area not over watered. How can I prevent this?…

Transplant fertilizer

I have just transplanted some perennials. Given that it is the end of August, is it too late to use transplant liquid? Also, should I wait until spring to use evergreen fertilizer or can I fertilize now?…