Irene in Edmonton writes: I have been searching for a witch-hazel shrub/tree and I am having no success in locating any nursery that sells this beautiful shrub. Do you know of any nurseries that stock it? Garden Making replies: We asked on Twitter, but also emailed Simone Lounsbery at Vineland Nurseries in Vineland, Ontario. Simone emailed information to Irene about our … [Read more...] about Where can I buy witch-hazel?
In the warmer parts of Canada spring has already sprung, but in colder regions, it’s still a few weeks away. My own Zone 5 garden in south-central Ontario (about 62 miles/100 km north of Toronto) lies somewhere between the two extremes. The minor bulbs of early spring are in flower, as are the hellebores. Early daffodils are about to pop and magnolia, forsythia and lilac are in … [Read more...] about The first flowers of spring