Cheering up an elder

Hi, I am looking to cheer someone up by planting some colourful, perennial flowers on his front lawn. He lives in Toronto, Ontario and the front of his house faces the west. I am interested in plants that are low…

Trying to make a bee friendly garden

Good day! I am starting this late, and I am in search for joe-pye weed, goldenrod, and really any other flower that can still blossom this year and help the bees. I have a big garden. I’ve tried to find…

Pollinator garden, non-spreading/invasive plants

Hi there – I’m not sure if this is the type of question you would normally answer, but thought I’d give it a shot. I’m planning on replacing my grass with a pollinator/butterfly garden. My yard touches my neighbours so…

Hedge for butterflies

What type of plant would serve best as a hedge (that would attract butterflies and bees (and hide an existing chain link fence)? -We would like it to be native to Ontario and colourful (oranges and reds?) -We are in…

Best plants to attract butterflies

What are the best plants to attract butterflies to my tiny, south-facing balcony garden in downtown Toronto. I have been growing herbs and vegetables in containers and would also like to have plants to attract butterflies?