Plant Profile: Iris

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I love the spring when the perennial iris blooms.  There are a few different varieties in the gardens from the early blooming mini purple to the mid height yellow to the tall purples, maroons and yellows.  Each has their own … Continued

Plant Profile: Trillium

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The white trillium has been the provincial flower of Ontario since 1937. The name ‘trillium’ comes from the Latin for ‘three’. The plant has large, often white, three-petaled flowers above three broad bracts that look like leaves. They are members … Continued

Plant Profile: Ferns

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Ferns are a member of the vascular plants and are herbaceous perennials, they do not have flowers or seeds. There are numerous varieties of ferns. I have Ostrich ferns and recently a Japanese fern in the garden. The Ostrich ferns, … Continued

Plant Profiel: Bee Balm

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If you want a sweet smelling plant that will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden you should have some bee balm.  These plants thrive in the sun and will happily spread fairly quickly to give you a lovely … Continued

Plant Profile: Alliums

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The drumstick alliums, which are ornamental onions, are in bloom right now.  These herbaceous perennials have pretty, almost round, purple blooms which appear in early to midsummer.   Alliums are in the onion genus and includes onions, chives, garlic, scallions and leek. … Continued