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What’s in Bloom: February 1-9

In the Nature Garden:

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry); a small woody evergreen shrub with glossy leaves turning wine colour in fall and winter; leaf colouring is dependent on exposure to sun

In the Show Garden:

Cornus sanguinea (Common Dogwood); a hardy dogwood with dark red twigs in winter – popular for use in seasonal container arrangements

In the Show Garden:

Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Gold Spangle’ (Sawara False Cypress) with Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (Stonecrop); bright golden yellow foliage adorns this False Cypress here underplanted with Sedum ‘Angelina’ known for its rich amber tones though autumn and winter

In the Show Garden:

Cornus mas ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Cornelian Cherry); variegated foliage with thick white margin to grey green leaves, here we see the bursting buds which will open to yellow flowers in early spring

In the Show Garden:

Ilex x meserveae ‘Castle Spire’ (Blue Holly); tolerates full sun or part shade, producing bright red berries for fall and winter

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