Tall blue salvia, coleus, double impatiens and English ivy. (Garden Making photo)

Perfect container plants

Beckie Fox

When shopping for container plants, it helps to have a list of favourites that you can always count on. Here are Beckie Fox's suggestions.

New Guinea impatiens will provide some flower colour in shady areas. (Photo by Proven Winners)

What are suitable plants for windy balconies?

Beckie Fox

What are suitable plants for a windy north facing fifth floor balcony in Toronto (zone 6)? I am looking for plants that can withstand the wind, and can do reasonably well without much direct sunlight.

Allergy-free gardening

Karen York

If you wheeze and sneeze when you set foot in the garden, just think about sex — plant sex, that is. Tips on how to make an allergy-free garden.

A perennial border filled with delphiniums, astilbes, lilies, daylilies and lamb’s ears. (Photo by Joanne Young)

6 steps to a beautiful perennial border

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Perennial borders can be located in front of fences, hedges and walls. 6 steps from planning to planting day for a new flower bed of perennials.

Yellow hostas shine on in the rain

Judith Adam

Most of the hostas are showing signs of abuse from the weather, but fortunately the yellow hostas have weathered the storms quite well.

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