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…

Time to prune raspberry canes

Is it too late to prune my raspberry plants (May 1st)? They have leaves already, and are 4-5 feet tall. I guess it’s too late to cut them down?…

‘Pincushion’ boxwood

Do you have any idea where I can find 2 gallon pin cushion boxwood plants – I planted a line in the fall at the front of my house but I was 3 plants short – now I can’t find…

Plant ID – Hellebore

Hello: we purchased this plant at the Toronto Spring Gardening show a few years back. Can you tell me the type of plant and if we can divide it? We need to move it as we’re making a deck in…

Recurring Fungus on Plants

Hi, for the past 3 or 4 seasons a black fungus has attacked my peonies and more recently my lilac bushes. I’m thinking it is an airborne problem b/c even container plants on my deck seemed to “catch” this disease.…

Tiger Lillies

I put a dark plastic over the Tiger Lillies last Sept. but it looks like they insist on growing. They are coming up yellow though not green. Of course, there are a few that still are coming up on the…

Spring Gardening Critical Dates

With the temperatures prematurely warming up, when can we begin safely mulching, and working our gardens in Toronto? I’d like to get an estimate for some things I’ve been planning to do, but I don’t wish to harm, if it’s…

Sourcing Red and Yellow Varieties of Monks Hood?

I live and garden in Oakville. The blue variety of Monks Hood grows very well in my garden and produce beautiful blue flowers late in the fall. I would like to add the yellow and red varieties but I am…