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The Butchart Chronicles : November 4, 2016

Flower and Garden Report November 3rd - 9th

This could be the last week for colourful fall foliage as any remaining leaves are clinging to the trees praying that another windstorm doesn’t come and blow them off their petioles! Our Japanese maples still continue to dazzle our visitors, even with their reduced canopies of leaves and many other plants are providing remnants of the seasonal colour – enough to still give you that warm autumn feeling.      

autumn in the Sunken Garden

The planting of the garden will be completed this week and anyone who may have witnessed any part of this process can attest to the fact that our gardeners are some of the hardest working and determined people around as they quickly completed this process during one of the wettest planting seasons that we can recall.

We will also be planting a special bulb display in anticipation of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year. The design will be kept a secret, but the location of the display will be visible from the patio that looks over the field where the Fireworks are staged.

- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture

Plants in our garden still providing colourful fall foliage.

  • Acer (especially the Japanese maples)
  • Cercis 
  • Cladrastis
  • Cornus kousa
  • Cotinus  
  • Enkianthus
  • Euonymus  (Burning Bush)
  • Gingko (just starting to show colour)
  • Quercus  (Oak)
  • Hamamelis  (Witch hazel)
  • Larix
  • Liquidambar
  • Liriodendron
  • Nyssa  (Tupelo tree)
  • Parrotia
  • Parthenocissus
  • Pistacia chinensis  (Chinese Pistachio)