The Red Oak contains acorns which are edible following a procedure of boiling or soaking to remove tannins (plant compounds that may reduce your bodies ability to absorb nutrients if consumed in high amounts.)
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)
The Sugar Maple can live for more than 200 years. Its colours peak in the fall, when the leaves turn bright yellow, orange and red. Other names: Hard Maple, Rock Maple, Érable franc, Érable franche
The Downy Serviceberry provides food for over 40 species of birds. The berries can be used to make jams or pies and taste almost like the berries from the Highbush Blueberry. Other names: Juneberry, Saskatoon, Shadbush, Indian Pear, Amélanchier arbre
Canada’s only native cactus is a great conversation piece. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opundia) is a unique addition to any garden, indoors or out. Plant in dry, sandy soil and enjoy vibrant yellow flowers.
Chokeberry berries are used in jams or jellies. Leaves turns red and orange in autumn. As it is seen as a smaller shrub, it is a popular choice for gardens that do not have a lot of space. Other names: Geules noires, Aronie à fruit noir
The Blackberry bush is a member of the rose family. The blackberries bloom in June. Other names: Highbush Blackberry, Allegheny Blackberry Related to: Common blackberry and Rubus canadensis
The Evening Primrose’s are generally known for flowers that close during daylight hours; the flowers are therefore hermaphrodite, produced on a tall spike and only last until the following noon. They open visibly fast every evening producing an interesting spectacle, hence the name “evening primrose.” Good to start in the spring.
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.
Excellent ground cover for shady areas auch as woodland gardens, rock gardens, foundations or native plant areas. Plants are an interesting complement to other acid-loving shrubs such as azaleas, rhododendrons, kalmias and blueberries.
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