Christopher D.

Christopher has a bachelor of technology degree in nature conservation and is involved in the protection of wild fauna and flora. He has always had a keen interest in the natural world and is actively involved in the study and protection of wild flora, particularly on the 400 hectare property where he lives.

ninebark bush

How To Grow and Care for Ninebark Bush (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius, is a wonderful native shrub that provides year-round interest, even though it is deciduous. This low-maintenance plant is incredibly cold hardy which makes it a great plant for cold northern gardens all the way down to zone 2. Read on to learn more about growing and caring for this versatile shrub. What …

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japanese andromeda

How To Grow and Care for Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

Japanese andromeda is a highly ornamental and showy flowering shrub or small tree that has many uses in the garden. With so many different cultivars available, there’s a Japanese pieris for just about anyone. If there’s one downside to this plant, however, it’s that it has some highly toxic properties. Nevertheless, this is a great …

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carolina allspice

How To Grow and Care for Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

If you’re looking for a native North American shrub with multi-season interest, the Carolina allspice might just be what you’re looking for. This deciduous plant is very cold-hardy, right down to zone 4, has wonderfully fragrant flowers, and great fall colors. Read on to learn more about how to grow and care for this popular …

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