Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is a resident of bogs.  The cup-shaped leaves catch rain water and are designed to trap small insects which are then 'digested' by the plant.  Pitcher Plants need constantly moist soil and an acidic


ROCK GARDEN and ALPINE PLANTS (hardy for E. Ontario)


(native and non-native species)
Allium species
Anemone caroliniana (Carolina Anemone) 
Androsace spp. (Rock Jasmine)
Antennaria sp.   (Pussytoes) 
Aquilegia species (Columbine)
Arenaria spp. (Sandwort)
Astragalus species
Callirhoe involucrata (Winecups)
Campanula rotundifolia   (Harebell)
Dianthus species (Pinks)
Draba species
Echinacea angustifolia
Erigeron species  (Daisy Fleabane) 
Eriogonum umbellatum (Wild Buckwheat)   
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)      
Lilium pumilum (Coral Lily)
Opuntia humifusa (Prickly Pear Cactus)
Penstemon species
Potentilla spp (Cinquefoil)    
Pulsatilla spp (Pasqueflower)
Saxifraga spp.  (Saxifrage)
Scutellaria baicalensis (Baikal skullcap)    
Sedum species
Talinum calycinum (Fameflower)    
Viola pedata (Birdfoot Violet)