Baptisia

Baptisia

Baptisia Australis is beautiful and a sure bet to introduce into your garden. Slow development; it is not uncommon to wait 2 years before the first flowering. Adapts to all soils. Flowers are great for cutting.

Saskatoon

Saskatoon

While the Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, they are more closely related to the apple family. When they are fully mature, berries are sweet and have a delectable fruit flavour. Other names: Saskatoon-berry, Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis)

Basswood

Basswood

Other names: American Linden, Bois blanc Basswood is an adaptable native tree with aromatic flowers and pleasant foliage. Its flowers attract a large number of insect pollinators. Basswood honey is delicious. Basswood can serve as a statuesque street tree. It is a medium to large deciduous tree which typically grows to 50-80’ (infrequently to over…

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Blue Flag, Wild Iris

Iris versicolor, commonly called northern blue flag, is a clump-forming iris that is native to marshes, swamps, wet meadows, ditches and shorelines from Manitoba to Nova Scotia. It has deep blue to purple flowers, the foliage is sword-like, and the flowers are complex and very showy.

Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh

Blue Cohosh is popular due to its’ benefits as a women’s health supplement. Blue Cohosh roots and flowers were widely used by Native Americans as an herbal medicine to treat a range of ailments and as a general tonic. It is thought that blue cohosh might have effects similar to the hormone estrogen.

Harebell

Harebell

Delicate and graceful, the purple bell-shaped flowers of this perennial are attractive, but have no noticeable scent. Each plant produces an abundance of flowers. They are also ideal for rock gardens, naturalized areas and containers.

Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum can be a shy retiring plant at times. They are small perennials only 10-30 cm tall (4-12”), with narrow leaves to 3mm wide (1/8”). They start opening their eyes in early June and continue to look around all through June. They often grow in places with little competition from other plants….

Dog Violet

Dog Violet

Dog Violet (Viola conspersa) is common in fields and pastures. The plants may be only 2–4 cm tall in spring but become taller later in summer. Leaves are hairless. The basal leaves are round or kidney-shaped with rounded tips and fine rounded marginal teeth; the stem leaves are more heart-shaped and are 2–4 cm long…

Bottle Gentian

Bottle Gentian

Among the finest perennials to grace the garden in late summer is the dark blue-flowered closed bottle gentian. Bottle Gentian has bottle-like deep blue flowers that never actually open. The blooms are pollinated exclusively by bumblebees, which have the size and strenth needed pry open the flowers and gain entry. Bottle Gentians are slow-growing but…

Great blue Lobelia

Great blue Lobelia

This North American native has beautiful bright blue flower spikes that rise above medium green foliage, excellent in the natural shade garden or containers; maintains a good form throughout the season and makes an excellent border planting. This species is often used as an Accent, Grouping or Mass planting in for a Rain Garden, Wildlife…

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

A much loved garden addition, Rose of Sharon are often planted to provide fresh flush of late season colour after other trees and shrubs have finished blooming. A classic favourite for landscape focal points. An excellent specimen, foundation, or border plant. Nice for larger patio containers.

Highbush Blueberries

Highbush Blueberries

Blueberry bushes are long-lived plants with a lifespan similar to fruit trees. The berries are versatile and can be enjoyed fresh, used in desserts or stored by canning or freezing. In addition, the plants provide ornamental value with their delicate white blossoms in the spring and fiery foliage in the autumn.