The most effective means of obscuring an an unattractive view is to plant tall, narrow or coniferous trees — often called columnar or fastigiate trees.
If you’re thinking of including some native plants in your garden, 5 plants worth trying: foamflower, Culver’s root, Joe Pye weed, Swamp milkweed, bugbane.
Long favoured by British and European gardeners, sanguisorbas (burnets) are starting to show up in Canadian gardens. These understated perennials are hardy.
The Master Gardeners petition to make bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Canada’s national flower was turned down by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
Ideal in the garden and perfect for pots, these miniatures have all the splendour of regular-sized roses.
Available in a huge range of textures, shapes and colours, dwarf conifers are nothing short of striking and can make a big impact in any-sized garden.
Hardier and earlier than other berries, haskaps also bring their distinctive flavour to the table.
When we think of ornamental grasses, visions of sun-kissed meadows come to mind. But some grasses hail from shadier parts. Here are five to try.
Looking for something tall, short, upright or spreading? Veronicas are a sure bet to find whatever you desire — and more.
All magnolias are graced with beautiful flowers. The magnolias we grow in Canada are as scented as their southern cousins, even in our cool springs.
From traditional cultivars to newer, longer — and larger — blooming ones, versatile Japanese spireas (Spiraea japonica cvs.) will work in any garden.
Increase your garden’s range of motion with plants that move and waltz in the wind — then sit back and enjoy the show
From across Canada, 25 recommendations of favourite bulbs to consider planting, provided to Garden Making by gardening experts, writers and industry leaders