Native climbing flowering vines

Hi there, I have started a garden at my school using native plants. I would like to plant a vine ( preferably flowering) that could climb the chain link fence. Can you recommend a plant? The garden is part sun/part…

Clematis

Hello: I am in Ottawa. I have a clematis that looks exactly like the photos I have found of “edda”, which seems to be a group 3. But this blooms early summer. It has already finished first bloom. Is it…

Quick Privacy Hedge

Hi there, I live in Toronto and wanted to plant a quick privacy hedge in container(s) (I live in a condo so it’s an urban garden). I have tried emerald cedars and they worked great for the first 2 years;…

Best Vines For Deep Shade

Best vine for Deep shade , moist soil and frozen in winter. Unlikely to freeze and thaw. Is red wall Virginia creeper a possibility? I have a large fence to cover. Can anything survive? If you come up with anything…

Clematis and Honeysuckle

Good morning. I am planning to plant several clematis on the trellis on the left side of the deck, for the longest blooming season I can create! I am hoping that they will be happy with lower 3 feet being…

Creepy Virginia Creeper

Hi there, I’m a new homeowner and a new gardener, and apparently also the new owner of a very robust virginia creeper, growing all over a chain link fence in our backyard. I tried pulling it all out twice last…

Climbing Idea(s) for Pergola

I live in Zone 4. I have a deck 8 ft off the ground that gets high winds early in summer. I have a corner pergola on the deck and a large planter box below it. It’s south facing and…

Hyacinth Vines + Seed Collection

I planted some hyacinth vines in my garden this year and they are now producing seed pods. Do I pick those pods now and dry them indoors or wait until they wither on the vine ?…

Japanese Beetle

Toronto- climbing hydrangea, afternoon sun.  What is the insect?

Edible or Poisonous?

Hello there – I’ve found these potential grapes/leaves growing in my backyard where I live in southeast Michigan. We’ve just moved here so I’m not sure if they were planted and intentional or if they are wild. They are growing…