Rex begonia (Rex begonia) foliage comes in all sorts of whirly patterns and shapes; some leaves are variegated, highly textured or wavy. They make wonderful container plants in the shade and can be wintered over indoors in front of a sunny window.
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.
The Canadian Shield rose, released in 2017 as the first in a series of roses called Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection, now have been through one or two winters in gardens across Canada. We checked in on this hardy, disease-resistant repeat bloomer with vivid red blooms and glossy green foliage.
The Chinook Sunrise is the newest hardy rose for northern gardens. The Chinook Sunrise bloom colour is described as a delicious kaleidoscope of shades, from deep coral to pale pink, by Amy Bowen, research director at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, Ontario.
Although Beckie ordered a dozen dahlia tubers in January — the earlier you order, the better the selection — she’s thinking of choosing a few more. A fresh start for this year affords the chance to grow new-to-her varieties.
Canadian Shield, a vivid red landscape rose with glossy green foliage, is first in a new series of easy-to-grow roses called the 49th Parallel Collection.
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.
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
Gardening in full shade and dry soil is a challenge. Tips on how to cope, with ideas for 8 plants that will survive in dry and shady gardens.
Don’t let soggy soil bog you down — these 16 perennials don’t mind wet feet and provide a steady succession of blooms as well as attractive foliage.