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The Empress is Coming

I get a big kick out of new trees that are easy to grow and offer a lot of interest in...

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Oh Tannenbaum

What better time of year to talk about spruce trees than near Christmas. My focus will...

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Potenial of potentilla

The Potentilla shrub is a plant we are all familiar with even if we do not know it by ...

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Flower of the Holy Night

As we have now entered into December, thoughts of Christmas come swirling into our min...

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Courageous flowering crabapple

Courageous flowering crabapple originated from a seed that was produced from a tree th...

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Compare and contrast

I remember the first time I saw a purple shrub I was somewhere between confused and im...

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File 7

Beauty in the decay

Sticks, dead flowers, and grass. When winter hits, it hits hard. All the colours, frag...

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Beating the Heat

We all wait for summer and then when it gets hot and sticky we wonder what we are wait...

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An Act of Valor

Life is hard on the frozen prairies. Though not nearly as hard today as it used to be,...

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