Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this one centerstage for a head turning show of spring color, followed by the emergence of heart shaped leaves.

Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Hepaticas are among the first flowers to bloom in the spring.  The flowers close at night time and cloudy days when pollinators are not likely to be flying. They are delicately attractive and have a tendency to blow about on their slender stems in the wind.

Water Avens

The water aven contains pinkish, purple or yellow bell-shaped flowers, and dark red or dark purple stems that contain many hairs. Mass in borders or rock gardens. Foliage makes an attractive ground cover after bloom.

Swamp Milkweed

This milkweed species is known for its ability to thrive in swampy areas and wet meadows. Despite its love of wet soils, due to its long taproot, it can tolerate average well-drained soils with ease. Pink and white duo-tone flowers are displayed throughout the summer months. Grows up to 1.5m tall, though height can vary…

Bog Rosemary

Arctic-tough; garden-pretty. Bog rosemary is a small shrub. The leaves are narrow and inrolled with white hairy undersides. A sharp tip on the leaves distinguishes this species from Kalmia polyfolia (bog sheep laurel), another small ericaceous shrub which can occur in the same habitat. Bog rosemary has pink, bell shaped flowers.

Showy Tick—Trefoil

Showy Ticktrefoil is a native erect perennial forb growing from 3 to 6 feet high on leafy stems that branch at the inflorescence. The stem is green, taking on some reddish vertical color lines toward maturity, and has fine white hair. Showy Ticktrefoil grows from a taproot and prefers full to at least partial sun…

Pale Corydalis

An attractive biennial native for rocky, shallow-soil sites and cooler climates. Easy to start from seed, it has light to dark pink tubular flowers with yellow tips and greenish-blue leaves. Being a biennial, it will have basal rosettes at ground-level the first year and flowering plants the 2nd year. It could fill in any bare…

Foamflower

Creeping Foamflower has masses of beautiful spikes of lightly-scented white star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer, which emerge from distinctive shell pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its lobed leaves are green in colour. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous…

Obedient Plant

Commonly known as Obedient Plant because you can bend the individual flowers in any direction. The pale pink blooms are tubular in shape and flower up the stem. This variety is native to Ontario. Attracts Butterflies and is deer resistant. Flowers can be used for cut flowers. Prefers moist to boggy soils.

Pipsissewa, Prince’s Pine

Pipsissewa is a small perennial flowering plant found in a wide variety of soils and soil moisture regimes, but normally in dry woodlands, or sandy soils. It is native throughout the cool temperate. Pipsissewa was widely used in Indigenous botanical medicine. Bioassays demonstrate its antifungal and antioxidant properties.

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