Paul’s Plant Picks

Paul’s Plant Picks: Anticipating things to come…

Paul’s Plant Picks: Anticipating things to come…

Personally, I get very excited watching the buds of trees and shrubs slowly swell, expand and eventually burst into blooms. Viburnum farreri 'Nanum' is currently budding at the edge of the Westview...

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Paul’s Plant Picks: Could it be?

Paul’s Plant Picks: Could it be?

Desperate for a sign of spring, I've been carefully combing the gardens at work and at home for any indication of the coming season. It's been a long and bitterly cold winter, especially when we...

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Paul’s Plant Pick: Edible Antiques

Paul’s Plant Pick: Edible Antiques

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

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Paul’s Plant Pick: Great Bones

Paul’s Plant Pick: Great Bones

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

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Paul’s Plant Pick: The Season’s First Snow Fall

Paul’s Plant Pick: The Season’s First Snow Fall

I have always considered evergreens (conifers) to be the backbone of a garden as they provide both year round presence and interest. They vary greatly in size, shape and colour, offering a vast array...

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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 Fruit-full Season

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Fruit-full Season

As both night and daytime temperatures continue to cool, the garden reveals yet another of its features; an abundance of fall fruit and berries. This seems to have been a wonderful year for fruit set...

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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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Paul’s Plant Picks: Alliums Continue to Shine

Paul’s Plant Picks: Alliums Continue to Shine

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) on Allium ‘Millenium’ Allium ‘Millenium’ piqued my interest back in May when we received about 20 plants for our annual TBG plant sale. As I have...

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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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