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Companion Plants

Asarums

Author: Carol Dancer

Originally published October 1993 Asarums, commonly known as the ‘wild ginger’ are beautiful low-growing perennial plants usually achieving a height no higher than 15 cm., and often less. The plants spread by rhizomes. The leaves are dark green, usually glabrous and leathery, often shiny with marbled markings. The flowers are bell-shaped with three tail-like petals….Read more >


Dwarf Mountain Ash – Sorbus reducta

Author: James Ellison

Originally published May 1994 The genus Sorbus is a larger group of trees and shrubs grown primarily for their showy fruit and Autumn foliage. Many of the species become sizeable shrubs or eventually attain tree size. However, there are a few species that rarely exceed one meter in height. The Dwarf Mountain Ash Sorbus reducta…Read more >


Ferns in the Rhododendron Garden

Author: Carol Dancer

Originally published May 1994 Ferns are among the earth’s oldest vegetation, and dominated the plant world about 200 million years ago. Botanists generally agree that there are about 10,500 species of ferns widely distributed throughout the world. They range in size from 4-6 cm. to 10 meters. The parts of a fern consist of the…Read more >


Hardy Geraniums

Author: Carol Dancer

Originally published October 1995 Hardy geraniums, commonly known as cranesbills, are the ultimate in easy care garden plants. They are a diverse and useful group of plants for any garden, and many make excellent candidates for the rhododendron garden as the majority of geraniums are quite tolerant of most gardening situations. In fact it is…Read more >


Primulas for Atlantic Canada

Author: Sterling Levy

There are more than four hundred species of Primula and new ones are still being found. In addition there are a lot of natural and man-made hybrids. From this large pool of plants only a few are being grown here. Many of them are too tender for Atlantic winters, some are not in cultivation, others…Read more >


The Genus Daphne

Author: James Ellison

Originally published October 1993 The genus Daphne comprises about 50 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen and evergreen shrubs. Many are Spring flowering and have deliciously fragrant flowers usually white, pink or purple with the exception of a couple, having greenish-yellow or yellow inflorescenses. They range in size from low growing ground huggers, only a few inches…Read more >