Gardening/Landscaping Ideas

Hi there, first of thanks so much for your time, really appreciate it. We recently bought a house and it has a small lawn and a very tiny strip of land in the back after deck and on the side…

Identifying a perennial

Please help me identify this beautiful plant I purchased recently at the TBG Plant Sale. thank you…

Controlling Common Milkweed

Hello, I am running into a bit of an issue with the more prolific native plants in my garden and my neighbour and was wondering if maybe you or anyone of your members has run into this problem before and…

Overwintering Tender Perennials

Hello, I would appreciate some advice on how to over winter some perennials I am growing from seed this year.  The 2 that I am most concerned about is a Gaura called “Sparkle white” and a Salvia called “Victoria”.  They…

Looking for Landfillers

Hi, I would like some flowering plants to fill my front yard, however I have a huge spruce tree that blocks the sunlight and also their needle like stuff fills the front lawn. I have tried flox flowers, however I…

Flowering Perennials that do well in pots, zone 5B

I’m wanting to plant some large pots with perennials. They have 6 plus hours of sunshine a day, being on the western side of the house. I am envisioning a variety of colour with more than one perennial per pot,…

Day Lilies

I live in Scarbough. I have a large area of day lilies. They do well in the spring but after blooming the leaves die and I’m left with an ugly area. Can I plant something that would come up after…

Choosing a hardy Lavender plant

Hi there, I am considering a few lavender plants for our new garden. We leave in Richmond Hill, ON and I was wondering what would be the best variety to withstand the winter months when left in the ground? Would…

Growing Hydrangeas

Hi, I have moved to a new house (Markham area) and for the first time, I have planted 2 ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea plants on May 4th 2017 in my backyard. How do I keep them healthy? I have added Miracle…

Lily Beetles

I pulled up lily bulbs before this past winter because of total devastation by lily beetles (bright orange, look like lady bugs without the spots). At that time, I also removed a couple of inches of soil. I now see…