Annuals and Perennials

Inspiring future gardeners

Many of today’s enthusiastic gardeners grew up with someone who loved gardening — a parent, another relative, a friendly neighbour. Children who see…
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Versatile annual vines

If you’re looking for near-instant gratification from a flowering plant, you won’t go wrong with an annual vine. Most are easy to grow…
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Tall meadow-rue grabs attention

This week, the fluffy pale yellow flowers of ‘Tuckker Princess’ meadow-rue (Thalictrum flavum ‘Tuckker Princess’) are bobbing above an island bed situated in…
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Don’t overlook spireas

I’ve declared Spiraea thunbergii ‘Fujino Pink’ to be my favourite spirea at one point, but I’ve changed my mind; Glow Girl birchleaf spirea…
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Easygoing rhododendrons

To grow healthy rhododendrons, location is key. They need some sun and don’t do well in exposed locations (winter winds desiccate the foliage…
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