Tough flowers can be really, really beautiful!
Here’s a flowering shrub that’s native to much of North America – Physocarpus opulifolius. We call it ninebark because the bark, with as it ages, peels back in layers. Loved by pollinators, I’ve found it seeds easily in my back, wildish area, likely thanks to birds disbursing the seeds. For my conditions, the best thing […]
Edibles and drought tolerant ornamentals are thriving in Prince Edward County gardens.
What’s blooming mid summer in southeastern Ontario – in appreciation of plants that don’t mind a bit of drought.
Solomon Seal is probably my favourite shade tolerant perennial. It has graceful arching stems with beautiful, dainty hanging flowers in spring that bees love; the leaves stay dark green all summer; it’s extremely drought tolerant and, in the autumn, everything turns first deep yellow then a beautiful orange/tan before leaves and sometimes whole stems collapse […]