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Paul’s Plant Picks: First Sighting…

Paul’s Plant Picks: First Sighting…

I'm thrilled to report that while touring a group through TBG this week, I spotted not one, but two monarch butterflies (at the same time). The first sighting of the pair was in the Perennial Border....

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Paul’s Plant Pick: A Native Gem, <i>Geum triflorum</i>, Prairie Smoke

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Native Gem, Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum, Prairie Smoke. In the distance are clumps of Camassia leichtlinii, a western native that will soon add a riot of star-shaped, blue-purple blooms on 60 to 90 centimetre (two to three...

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Paul’s Plant Picks: Edible Antiques

Paul’s Plant Picks: Edible Antiques

As we shovel out from yet another dumping of the white stuff and the piles get higher and higher, I can't help but wonder when, and if, spring will ever arrive. Well, eventually we know it will. A...

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Paul’s Plant Picks: Great Bones

Paul’s Plant Picks: Great Bones

Planning for a Winter Garden Tour Who would have thought that at this time last year select Helleborus and Erica in the TBG gardens had visible buds and flowers bravely poking through the snow...

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Winter: Jobs To Do

Winter: Jobs To Do

Evaluate the placement, form and framework of evergreens, trees and shrubs, ornaments and structures. Make notes for changes and additions. Carefully tie twine to damaged or crossing tree and...

Posted in: Gardening How-Tos

Paul’s Plant Picks: New Additions and a Sad Farewell

Paul’s Plant Picks: New Additions and a Sad Farewell

Although the fall garden is rich in a blaze of beautiful golden, orange, red and burgundy tones, I continue to have a soft spot for white, even in autumn. One plant that will reliably put on a show...

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Paul’s Plant Pick: A Bright New Star in our Garden

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Bright New Star in our Garden

Although I have traditionally not been a big fan of the colour pink in the garden, I confess that I was immediately drawn to Anemone hupehensis ‘Pretty Lady Diana’ when I first saw it at Blooms...

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Top trees and shrubs for winter

Top trees and shrubs for winter

Paul Zammit has chosen these trees and shrubs for their attractive appearance in the winter landscape. Betula nigra (River birch) Cotoneaster horizontalis var. perpusillus(Prostrate rock...

Posted in: Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Paul’s Plant Picks: Beautiful Edibles

Paul’s Plant Picks: Beautiful Edibles

I have always been drawn to the simple beauty of eggplants from the nodding flower buds that appear at the base of the leaves to the star-shaped papery blossoms eventually followed by a peculiar...

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Paul’s Plant Pick: Beauty before Flowers

Paul’s Plant Pick: Beauty before Flowers

Echinacea ‘Solar Flare’ in the Entry Garden Walk I find it very exciting to watch flower buds develop and emerge through the foliage in the garden. Such is definitely the case with coneflowers...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

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