Author: Amanda Carrigan
Non-native species in the garden are gradually being phased out, and more and different native species added over time. A serviceberry tree (Amelanchier canadensis) has just been added to the garden. This tree provides fruit for the birds (and humans, if they can beat the birds to it), and has blossom in spring, and coloured leaves in fall. The non-native cotoneaster has also been removed and replaced with a bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi). Both these larger plants came courtesy of Green Thumb Nursery. Smaller plants added this year include nodding onion, wild geranium, harebell, and smooth rose, from Ontario Native Plants.
The new serviceberry tree planted at the Alcove garden in late May 2022.
Photo: Amanda Carrigan