Echinacea – Coneflower

Echinacea or Coneflowers are popular perennials with good reason. They are  very easy to grow, have a long bloom time and are heat & drought resistant.  A very important flower for attracting all kinds of pollinators to your garden – bees, butterflies, birds and hummingbirds love Echinacea.   Small Goldfinches and other songbirds are wild about […]

Rose Mallow – Hibiscus moscheutos

Known by several different names, the Rose Mallow is clearly a part of the Hibiscus family with it’s large, distinct flowers.  The blooms are larger than many in the Hibiscus species have a diameter of up to 30 centimeters (12”).  The exotic appearance of these fantastic plants, makes it look like they would only survive […]

A Guide to Hostas

Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a shady garden. Hostas grow best in moist, well-drained, organically enriched soil and full to part shade.  They are such a versatile plant that is offered in a myriad of sizes, shapes, textures and colours.  These awesome perennials are inexpensive, long lived, multiply and can flourish in […]

A Guide to Hostas – Part 2

Hostas are so diverse in size, shape, colour and texture, that they are an inspiration in the shade garden.   For the most part, Hosta’s are very easy to care for and grow so well in shady conditions where other plants struggle.  Although they flower in late spring or summer, the real attraction is the […]

A Guide to Tree Peonies

A Guide to Tree Peonies

The blossoms of tree peonies have been called luminescent, silky, exotic, exquisite, and magnificent.