Plants continue to develop roots throughout the fall despite the shorter, cooler days. Sale details

Oct 6, 1:30 pm at Toronto Botanical Garden. Free admission. Public is welcome. Details

 At TBG on Nov 10 at 1:30. Free admission, public welcome. Details

On Dec 10 at TBG at 1:30 pm. Free admission, public is welcome. Details

Here is a charming bulb for late summer and it's easy from seed! Read on

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North American Cordillera Plants for the Canadian Garden

Jay Akerley

Jay Akerley is a rock and alpine gardening enthusiast with gardens in both Greater Vancouver and high on the Thompson Plateau in BC's Interior. His degree in Geography from Simon Fraser University and subsequent training at the Pacific Horticulture...

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Inge Poot

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Plant of the Month for October, 2019

 (ba- NAR-dee-a  juh-PON-ih-ka )

General Information:

Barnardia japonica is a lovely bulb that flowers in late summer, early fall, when most other rock garden plants are slowing down. The pink-mauve flower spikes are quite tall for such a small bulb, reaching about a foot. The flowers are very dainty, but are produced in numbers large enough to give a good display. As the flowers open, the flower scape elongates.

Barnardia japonica :photo by Robert Pavlis