Corydalis solida is a beautiful spring ephemeral that blooms in the shade garden when most perennials are still dormant. Plant them in clumps or drifts to give you colour and spring inspiration at the very beginning of the season.
Hardy lady's slipper orchids or Cypripedium are exquisite terrestrial orchids that can be grown down to zone 3, sometimes colder. Their hybrids are much easier to grow than the species and can double in flower count every year in good conditions!
The Summer Spice perennial hibiscus are making waves with their new colour breaks including shades of blue! These relatives of the tropical hibiscus can be grown by most Canadian gardeners and have the largest flowers in the mallow family, typically 8-10 inches wide!
There are many plants in our gardens that should not be eaten and that are potentially poisonous to pets and humans. Though they do not present a great danger, it's good to be aware of them so that your time spent in your garden or in parks with your furry friends can be safe and carefree.
The gardens within the courtyards of Frida Kahlo's La Casa Azul on the outskirts of Mexico City are a study in drama and serenity set against her stunning royal blue walls. Take a tour of the garden of one of the world's most recognizable and talented painters.