As roses go, baldhip rose (Rosa gymnocarpa) may not be among the showiest. But this BC native with its small pink blossoms and subtle scent has other admirable attributes. Pollinators, […]
Many BC native species may be dropping their leaves and going dormant at this time of year, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that their work is done. […]
Cascara (Frangula purshiana) is one of those small trees that most people tend not to notice but wow, are they missing out. Growing only to a maximum height of 10 […]
Many people don’t notice red-osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) until autumn, when the leaves turn bright red – providing a colourful contrast to the plant’s white berries. But this common shrub […]
Indian plum is one of the first flowers to appear in spring. Be sure to take a sniff: what do you smell? Watermelon rind? Cat urine? Cucumber?
Beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) is a harbinger of spring that is also important early spring food for a variety of wildlife.
When I first wandered the forests of southwestern BC in winter, this little plant had me stumped. I perused the field guides looking for a tiny native evergreen shrub with […]