Iris reticulata


Spring blooms on the march

Beckie Fox

Thank goodness for spring. Daily walks through our garden reveal new flowers, new buds, new growth. It’s too early to clear away protective mulches and start digging in most parts of Canada, but it’s the perfect time to relish nature’s beauty as it unfolds.

Checkered lily (Fritillaria meleagris) is a favourite of Karen Achenbach. (Garden Making photo)

25 recommendations for favourite bulbs

Heather White

From across Canada, 25 recommendations of favourite bulbs to consider planting, provided to Garden Making by gardening experts, writers and industry leaders

Earliest iris

Judith Adam

Short and early iris are lovely plants. The flowers are as tempting as their tall bearded cousins, but without the danger of toppling over in wind and rain.