Slender Blazing Star

Slender Blazing Star

Slender Blazing Star is an upright, clump-forming perennial with fluffy, purple flowers that bloom in late summer. It is best to plant it with slow-growing perennials or as a border plant, as it is a shorter, non-competitive plant. The long-blooming perennial Liatris, a slender blazing star or gayfeather, is native to eastern North America. It…

How To Grow Forget Me Not Flower

How To Grow Forget Me Not Flower

The Forget Me Not flower, by any other name would not be so sweet to gardeners, nor would the other numerous little blue forget me not flowers affectionately given the same name by their admirers.
True forget-me-not flowers have been prized by gardeners for generations.
Perhaps the little blue flowers of the forget-me-not are cherished because they are reminiscent of gardens of the long ago childhood gardens, or those of a beloved mother or grandmother.

Bloodroot

Bloodroot

The bloodroot flower resembles a water lily and has 8–16 white petals around a golden yellow centre. There are two sepals that fall as the flower opens. The plant’s large, round leaves have several deep lobes. Best naturalized in large sweeps in woodland or native plant gardens. Also effective in shaded areas of rock gardens.

Lesser pyrole

Lesser pyrole

A bit of a mystery plant, there is very little information on it. Research shows 5 main types of Pyrola plants. Wintergreens prefer damp and shady locations in woods. They are often rather local in distribution but can be locally common especially in their more northern locations.

Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger

This plant has two hairy heart- or kidney-shaped leaves that are 10 to 18 cm long, growing directly from the rhizome. The rhizome is green and grows just at or immediately under the surface. The brownish-purple flower is hidden close to the ground at the base of the leaves. Usually grown as a ground cover…

Barren Strawberry

Barren Strawberry

Barren Strawberry has masses of beautiful yellow daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its round compound leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not…

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches is a true spring woodland ephemeral species. It flowers early in the spring when sunlight hits the woodland floor before the canopy of the trees fill in. This is an ideal time for the first emerging bumblebees to find and nectar on the flowers. By early summer, the green foliage (which resemble fern-like…

Foamflower

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…