1513 Dixie Rd
Meet the plants you’ll wish you’d never planted – and learn how to avoid them (before you do) or live with them (if, sadly, you have.) Or perhaps, also how to love them (if you must.)
Helen Battersby loves a garden challenge. For 30 years in her small city garden she has battled one of the toughest problems a gardener can face – dry shade, on sandy soil under giant Norway maples. Unfortunately, “dry shade” plants can also be “regretful” plants, as you’ll see.
Helen is a grad of Ryerson’s Landscape Design program and is in her 13th year as a volunteer with the Toronto Master Gardeners. A member of the Garden Writer’s Association, she has been published in magazines such as Garden Making and, with her sister Sarah, writes the award-winning blog TorontoGardens.com. In 2017, the sisters took over publishing of the long-standing Toronto Gardener’s Journal.