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Columbine / Aquilegia

Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Nora Barlow’ (syn. Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata ‘Nora Barlow’) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner has been in cultivation since the 17th century when it was known as the ‘Rose Columbine’. It features an eye-catching combination … Continue reading

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English Daisies / Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis ‘Strawberries and Cream’ – This English daisy bears button-like soft pink blooms with a deeper rose center (mid spring to early summer), accented by a yellow eye. As with all Bellis perennis, these perform well in regions with … Continue reading

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Anemone / Windflower

Anemone blanda ‘White Splendour’ – This Grecian Windflower is native to southeast Europe and Turkey. ‘White Splendour’ produces pure white single daisies (pale pink reverse) with golden stamens from April to May. The knobby tubers naturalize well but should be … Continue reading

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Minor Bulbs

Chionodoxa forbesii – Glory-of-the-Snow is an easy to grow bulb that naturalizes quite well. It bears short-stemmed starry blue flowers with white centers (in early spring) over green foliage. This native of Turkey is deer resistant and a good choice … Continue reading

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Tulip Combinations

A spectacular mass display in Central Park, Burnaby – created by city gardener Sharon Lawson. The tulip blend includes ‘White Triumphator’ (Lily-Flowering 18-24″), ‘Daydream’ (Darwin Hybrid 20-24″), ‘Monte Carlo’ (Double Early 10-12″) and the very fragrant ‘Apricot Beauty’ (Single Early … Continue reading

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Evergreen Ornamental Grasses

Carex ‘Ice Dance’ – A versatile sedge that works equally well in planters, wet soils and shaded gardens – it even tolerates some sun with even moisture. ‘Ice Dance’ does creep a little but that is what makes it a … Continue reading

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Rudbeckia hirta / Gloriosa Daisies

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Autumn Colors’ – The bicolour petals of this large-flowering variety come in a full range of autumn tones; including orange, bronze-red, gold and yellow. This mid-height (2′ tall) hybrid works well to flesh-out tired perennial beds and like … Continue reading

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