Re: Weed Infested Lawn

Hello there, I have recently moved to the Stouffville area (10th line and Main Street) and my backyard is extremely weed infested. We have tried a few methods and have failed. I just feel extremely discouraged and demotivated. What we…

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?  …

Pollinator Garden: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

Most of the earth’s ecosystems, including much of our food supply, are dependent on pollinators. Embedded in the ground as they are, most flowering plants need help to reproduce. Over 80 percent of flowering plants need pollinators such as birds,…