The increasing variety of native plants on the market is good news for gardeners. With a nod to expanding the plant palette and encouraging gardeners to branch out into less well-known territory, here are 10 native plants to consider for your garden.
Whistling Gardens, a garden centre near Brantford, Ont., operated by owner Darren Heimbecker, specializes in conifers and has an ambitious new private botanical garden.
At Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Dr. Brian White talks about the Japanese garden as Garden Making tours Canada’s public gardens.
Books for gardeners
Not everyone has a garden, patio or balcony for growing plants. Tending plants indoor is a popular way for many people to indulge their love of green things. The new book by Hilton Carter, Wild At Home, is all about how to style and care for beautiful plants.
The third edition of Canadian Gardener’s Guide, edited by Lorraine Johnson, includes several new features, such as cold frame gardening, rain gardens and backyard homesteading.