The Butchart Chronicles : November 18, 2016

Flower and Garden Report November 18th to 25th

Garden Report for November 18  – November 25, 2016

Last week I wrote about perennial fuchsias as I was somewhat astonished of the fact that something was blooming so well for us at this time of the year. Well, this morning I had another surprise as the Viburnum bodnantense and Mahonia ‘Charity’ were pushing out all sorts of colour as well. The Bergenia continues to bloom, which is not all that surprising, but to my astonishment there were daffodils (not blooming) pushing their flower heads out of the ground near the Dragon Fountain.

The warm weather that we have received up to this point in November is obviously throwing some plants out of their natural blooming sequence, but I’m sure things will correct themselves with the first blast of cold weather. Speaking of cold weather – we have mulched all of the hybrid tea roses and are ready for the cold, if and when it comes.

We welcome you to visit the garden during this peaceful time of year - a time when you can really appreciate Jennie Butchart’s garden in its purest and simplest form!

- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

In Bloom!

  • Bergenia
  • Fuchsia (perennial varieties)
  • Mahonia ‘Charity’
  • Viburnum bodnantense

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