Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs – Full Sun Hot Yard

Oakville – backyard – 10-12 hours a day full sun – blazing hot in the summer What (if any) ornamental grasses, shrubs, flowers that are perennials do well in low grade (clay escarpment) soil and full sun all day long?…

Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola

I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It’s south facing and…

Asters Baked in the Sun

I don’t know what happened, but with the temperature extremes in the west GTA last week, my asters, which were going to be my stars for the rest of autumn, just shrivelled. Should I just accept the situation and “cut”…

Trilliums coming up in October?!

I recently planted several trillium plants (grandiflorum and erectum) that were shared from a friend’s garden. They have been planted under a large linden tree where they get early morning sun but are in fairly dense shade the rest of…

Planting Raspberries in Toronto

When is the best time to plant new raspberry plants in Toronto? Also what kind of fertilizer and when should it be applied to our existing raspberry patch. We had a great crop for a few years but last year’s…

Planning the Garden for the Next Season

I was encouraged to finally see the asters emerging as my roses faded, and phlox sustain me. For the next season, how do I visually mark the positions of plants, so they don’t have roots damaged? I have them on…

Repotting Aquatic Plants

Looking for someone who is familiar with re potting and replanting Aquatic Plants in my pond. Ideally looking for someone who is familiar with the different type of plants that thrive in a pond and can maintain the pond during…