The Butchart Chronicles : November 11, 2013

Garden Report for November 10 2013

The amount of brilliant fall foliar colour has dropped off significantly in the last week, but there are still enough colourful leaves on many trees and shrubs to make an impressive display. The planting has been completed for the fall and the perennial borders are being cut down and mulched in preparation of the winter season ahead.
-- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture


  • Chrysanthemum (containers, baskets and show greenhouse)
  • Cyclamen
  • Fuchsia (perennial)
  • Hydrangea (faded, but beautiful)

    Chrysanthemums (mums) are a colourful highlight after our summer bedding plants have passed their prime. We grow thousands of colourful garden varieties with flowering types such as decorative, spider, pompom and anemone. We also grow decorative exhibition or disbudded cultivars.

Special Interest (berries)

  • Callicarpa
  • Clerodendron
  • Cotoneaster
  • Euonymous europaeus
  • Pyracantha
  • Viburnum davidii

    Euonymus are typically seen as shrubs or small trees and are grown for their foliage. Deciduous species exhibit outstanding fall colour and brilliant displays of pendulous fruit. Euonymus can be used in mass plantings, as hedging or as individual feature plants.

Fall Foliage

  • Acer sp. (some of the maples are still looking good)
  • Gingko
  • Liquidambar

Coming in our next blog:  Garden Notebook - Christmas in The Gardens.