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Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: <em>Bergenia</em> ‘Magic Giant’

Paul’s Plant Pick: Still Looking Great: Bergenia ‘Magic Giant’

Here is a Bergenia, commonly know as pigsqueak, which seems to be on steroids. This extra-large-growing selection first caught my attention in the Sweetpea's display at Canada Blooms last March. I...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Paul’s Plant Pick: <em>Tricyrtis formosana </em>‘Dark Beauty’

Paul’s Plant Pick: Tricyrtis formosana ‘Dark Beauty’

As the cool nights of autumn set in, we gardeners are reminded that the main growing season is drawing to a close. However,  passionate plantsmen know that the garden is not coming an end. A...

Posted in: Perennials

Paul’s Plant Pick: <em>Heptacodium miconioides</em> (Seven Son Plant)

Paul’s Plant Pick: Heptacodium miconioides (Seven Son Plant)

This is very special garden specimen (aka Seven Son Flower) that although in cultivation after its discovery in 1907, is sadly very rare in its native environment of central China. Habit loss...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Paul’s Plant Picks: Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’

Paul’s Plant Picks: Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’

Many gardeners are familiar with golden coneflowers such as Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm,’ seen blooming en masse in the background of this image. But “reliable, long blooming, and unique”...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks, Perennials

Jobs to do in the summer garden

Jobs to do in the summer garden

Remove weeds that develop in beds and turf while they’re young. Collect design ideas by taking a garden tour or walking through neighbourhoods. Cut back yellowing and browning foliage of...

Posted in: Gardening How-Tos, Uncategorized

Top perennials for winter interest

Top perennials for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects two outstanding perennials for winter interest. Echinacea spp. and cvs. (Purple coneflower) Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ (‘Color Guard’...

Posted in: Perennials

Top grasses for winter interest

Top grasses for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects three top grasses for winter interest. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass) Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern sea...

Posted in: Ornamental Grasses

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