Grass for Shady garden

What type of grass could be used for a very shady garden with Oak, Maple and Birch trees?  …

privacy hedges

I have a property in the Haliburton highlands. It is heavily treed with mainly maple, hemlock, fir and pine. As a result much of the property is shaded most of the time. The soil is sandy and well drained. I…

Shady lawn has mildew

A black walnut tree dominates our yard, with its canopy covering nearly the entire space. We planted Kentucky blue grass, which seems to have developed a white powdery mildew. How can I get rid of the mildew?  Is there another…

Plants to grow in flagstone path?

I recently installed a simple flagstone path in my shady back garden – what are some plants that could grow between the stones? something low-growing, durable and perhaps aromatic? I sunk each stone individually so that the soil between them…

Ferns

I have a new bed to plant but it is very shady. I wonder what you might suggest. I have hosta and violets on my list. I wonder about ferns. I don’t know anything about ferns. Is there some you…

Annuals for Shade: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  An annual plant is one that completes its life cycle from seed to plant to bloom and back to seed again in one season. Annual flowers are often bright, colourful and very floriferous. In this way, they attract pollinating…