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The Butchart Chronicles : November 10, 2016

Flower and Garden Report November 10th to 17th

I didn’t think that I would be writing about flowers at this time of year, but we are very thankful that there is still one group of plants that continues to bloom for us - especially now that most of the colourful fall foliage has disappeared.

The plants that I’m still so impressed with are the perennial fuchsias which we have planted throughout The Gardens. These hardy perennials provide beauty for an incredibly long period of time and over the years we have built up quite a diverse collection.

The only remaining foliage colour of note are a few swaths of brilliant yellow leaves clinging to the Gingko trees and a small number of Liquidambar trees that are refusing to give up the remnants of their outstanding seasonal colour.

We are moving into a season of peaceful reflection in the garden, a time of rest and a time when we can experience Jennie Butchart’s garden in its purest and simplest form!

- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture


Fall Foliage   (remnants)

  • Gingko
  • Liquidambar

Special Interest (berries, bark, fruit etc.)

  • Acer   
  • Arbutus 
  • Betula 
  • Callicarpa    
  • Clerodendrum
  • Cotoneaster
  • Euonymus alatus
  • Euonymus europaeus 
  • Heptacodium     
  • Malus  (crabapple)
  • Nandina
  • Parrotia  
  • Pyracantha
  • Skimmia
  • Stewartia
  • Viburnum davidii
  • Viburnum tinus