Swamp Rose Mallow

Swamp Rose Mallow

Bees are believed to be the primary pollinators of Swamp Rose Mallow, consuming vast quantities of its pollen. Butterflies visit the flowers purely for nectar; they have no interest in consuming pollen. Butterflies head for the nectaries, accessed through slits at their throat that may cause it to spread its own genes throughout nearby plants!

Lilacs

Lilacs

Canada’s lilacs are some of the most beautiful plants, with their vibrant colors and sweet fragrance! They are perfect for any landscaping application, including hedges, foundation plantings, small gardens, and street trees. Lilacs are also perfect for Canada, because they need to go through a period of cold weather before they can produce flowers. They…

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

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

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.