Caring for rhododendrons

When choosing a site for your rhododendron dappled shade is best. To set buds, rhododendrons need light but require protection from the hot summer sun. Buds are set in the late summer for the following year. If you plant your rhododendron in deep shade, it will flower poorly and develop leggy growth. Rhododendrons perform best

In praise of Serviceberry

Serviceberry, shadblow, chuckly pear, juneberry, sugar plum, wild pear, wild plum, sarvis tree, maycherry and Indian pear- all are colloquial names for Amelanchier.  The profusion of common names for this native shrub is a good example of why scientific names are used! With its star-shaped brilliant white flowers, glossy purplish red fruit, vibrant fall colour,