The Butchart Chronicles : November 1, 2013

Garden Report for October 31 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 fall planting of spring bulbs will be completed during the next week so the green beauty of the display borders allows the eye to focus on the various surrounding plants with berries.
-- Rick Los, Director of Horticulture


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

Special Interest (berries)

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

 Fall Foliage

  • Acer sp. (some of the maples are still looking good)
  • Fothergilla
  • Gingko
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)
  • Liquidambar
  • Quercus (Oak)
  • Euonymous (foliage and berries)