5 Types Of Perennials For Shaded Areas

We are often asked, “what perennials can I plant in the shade?”, the options for sun are enormous but in shade we are more limited. Here I will show you five interesting plants for the shady garden, not necessarily the most popular, and I choose to ignore...

How To Protect Your Garden From The Frost

Believe it or not, but Souther Ontario weather is considered unpredictable by many garden professionals—especially in the spring. One day we can be enjoying an early warm spell, when out of nowhere comes a frost warning. If you have plants in your garden or around...

What Are The Best Foundation Plantings?

Foundation Planting? A foundation planting refers to a group of plants that help incorporate a building to it’s property and cover the actual concrete foundation your structure is built on. It is a critical component of home decoration and can either enhance or...

How To Deal With Japanese Beetles

It is early July, customers are bringing in leaves that have been chewed to pieces and phone is ringing asking what is stripping all the flowers off their roses. Over the last few years plants in south western Ontario have been infested by the Japanese beetle....

What Happened To My Impatiens?

When i first started working at the greenhouse, about 30 years ago, impatiens were the most popular plant we grew. They continued to grow in popularity and one time impatiens represented over half the bedding plants we grew. Why Impatiens? Everybody likes impatiens,...

Beautiful Begonias

Lets talk begonias, an exciting and diverse plant species that is enjoying a huge surge in popularity. Generally speaking begonias are very easy to grow, they will thrive and bloom with a minimum of care. Many begonias tolerate a variety of conditions, shade; sun,...