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   Plant Auction
UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for
        Plant Research

        6:30 pm, April 26, 2007
UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre
   6804 SW Marine Dr., Vancouver

             to the 2007
      Collectors’ Plant Auction
    This is Vancouver’s third auction of rare and
    specimen plants.

    The plants being auctioned reflect the generos-
    ity and talents of the gardening communities
    of British Columbia and Washington State.

    Proceeds from the auction will be used to sup-
    port the Garry Oak Meadow and Woodland
    Garden and the Carolinian Forest arboretum.
    Both of these projects are currently underway
    at the UBC Botanical Garden and they hon-
    our the memory of Dr. Gerald Straley, who is
    remembered for his vast botanical knowledge,
    personal warmth, unfailing good humour and
    firm friendship.

    Thank you for joining us for this special eve-
    ning to support the UBC Botanical Garden
    and Centre for Plant Research.

             Contents                    Friends of the Garden
                                             welcome you
FOGs welcome                        3
                                             On behalf of the Friends of the Garden (or
Director’s message                  4    “FOGs” as we are usually called), welcome to the
                                         3rd Collectors’ Plant Auction.
Auction program                     6        The FOGs, as ambassadors of the Botanical
                                         Garden, have worked diligently to assemble a col-
Map of sale area                  6 -7   lection of rare, unusual plants and plant related
                                         experiences that are presented to our guests at this
The Potting Shed                    7    Auction.
                                             Thank you to our many generous donors and
Rules , and Procedures              8    sponsors whose support and commitment to the
                                         auction is essential to the success of our evening.
Silent Auction 1 (yellow pages)    11        The FOGs, consisting of 150 active volunteers,
Silent Auction 2 (green pages)     35    are involved in many facets of the Garden. These
                                         include the Shop in the Garden and Plant Centre,
Silent Auction 3 (pink pages)      55    The Garden Shed Café, Tours of the Botanical
                                         Garden and of the Nitobe Memorial Garden, plant
Bidding Frenzy	                    76    propagation, seed preparation, and workshop pro-
                                         jects. In addition we hold annually our Perennial
Live Auction (blue pages)          77    Plant Sale, Apple Festival, Indoor Plant Sale, and
                                         Holiday Wreath Sale.
Gratitude and Recognition          89        Many FOG and Garden staff members have
                                         helped to make this evening possible. In particu-
Index to Auction Items             93    lar, Liz Haan and her committee have spent many
                                         hours arranging to bring this auction to you. An
                                         invaluable resource has been the knowledge, skills
                                         and support of the UBC Botanical Garden staff
                                         who are so vital in promoting a strong presence for
                                         the Botanical Garden in our community. Thank
                                         you to all these wonderful people whose spirit of
                                         commitment and volunteerism has contributed to
                                         this occasion.
                                             Finally, I would like to say how much we ap-
                                         preciate the support of you, our guests, and for
                                         your enthusiasm and continuing interest in the
                                         Botanical Garden during this exciting evening.
                                             We hope to see you in the Garden soon!

                                            Pam Sinclair

                                            President, Friends of the Garden

    Director’s welcome                                   contributions these new plants can make to our
                                                         gardens. Many of you will have read the UBC
                                                         Botanical Garden book, the Jade Garden and so
                                                         will know something of the work we are doing
                                                         with the Chinese flora. It is because of work like
                                                         this that we are able to offer the Vancouver com-
                                                         munity, through the plant auction, so much that is
                                                         rare and unusual. Our work however, is only made
                                                         possible by public support.
                                                             I admit that it is sometimes a lonely furrow
                                                         to plough. The bread and circuses philosophy of
                                                         gardens would no doubt have us stack the Garden
                                                         with crowd pleasing bedding from the local super-
                                                         store at a five dollars a flat. We believe that both the
                                                         discerning plantsperson and the great city of
                                                         Vancouver deserve better.
                                                             The line between true worth and mere popular-
                                                         ity has been famously delineated by a poet:
    It is with great pleasure that I provide an intro-
duction and welcome to the Collectors’ Plant                                  “…when afar
Auction organized by that amazing and distin-                   You rise, remember one man saw you,
guished organization, the Friends of the UBC                      Knew you, and named a star!”:
Botanical Garden. As in past years, every bid made
at the auction (whether successful or not) will con-                         Popularity, by Robert Browning
tribute to supporting the UBC Botanical Garden
& Centre for Plant Research. I salute all our bid-           It is tremendously gratifying when we find that
ders, not only for their nonpareil connoisseurship       citizens who share our passion step forward to help
and their noble quest for the rare and unusual, but      us in this mission. Please name your star, and bid
also for the spirit of support that has been so gen-     for it!
erously in evidence at past auctions. May all your
bids triumphantly bring down the hammer!                   Quentin Cronk
    We are proud that the UBC Botanical Garden,
founded in 1916, is the oldest continuously oper-
ating Botanical Garden in Canada. It was founded
by John Davidson to assist with his task (as the           Professor of Plant Science and Director
first official provincial botanist) of surveying the       UBC Botanical Garden and
flora of British Columbia with particular refer-           Centre for Plant Research
ence to its economic potential. Times change and           University of British Columbia
the flora of British Columbia is now much better
known. We are still in the business of research, just
as we were in John Davidson’s day. Now, however,
our research focuses on other issues, including the
exploration of the floras of other lands, and the

       Auction program                             Come to the Potting
Time             Event
                                                 Pick a rose for $25.00 from the Flower Garden
6:30             Doors open - auction begins     and receive a fabulous gift stored in the Potting
                                                 Shed. It could be a plant, garden or gift certificate,
                 Open bar and hors d’oeuvres
                                                 garden experience or one of many other imagina-
7:15             Welcome speaches
                                                 tive items. Community businesses have gener-
7:30             Buffet opens                    ously donated these gifts, our thanks for their
7:45             Silent Auction #1 closes        support.
8:00             Silent Auction #2 closes
8:15-9:15        Live Auction                       GardenWorks is a proud sponsor of the
9:45*            Silent Auction #3 closes        Potting Shed.

*or 30 minutes after close of the Live Auction

            Floor Plan

                                                            Floor Plan continued


          Auction Rules                                        If you are unsure whether your bid has been success-
                                                               ful, this information may be obtained at the Cashier’s
         and Procedures                                        desk.
                                                               Live Auction
                                                                   The Live Auction will start at 8:15pm. When bid-
General                                                        ding, please hold your bidder’s number card high so
    The University of British Columbia Botanical               that auctioneers and spotters can clearly see it. The
Garden and Centre for Plant Research strives to pro-           auctioneer will announce the winning bid number and
vide accurate information and the highest quality              amount to the audience. A volunteer will then contact
plants. The accuracy of descriptions or condition of           the winning bidder to verify the bid and then this in-
auctioned items cannot be guaranteed. All items are            formation will be given to the cashiers.
sold “as is” and all sales are final. We regret that no pur-
chases can be returned, refunded, or exchanged.                Checkout Procedure
    Final lists of items and descriptions of these items          All items must be paid for at the Auction. Visa or
may change between the time of printing this cata-             MasterCard credit cards are preferred methods of pay-
logue and the time of the Auction. Where possible,             ment but personal cheques or cash will also be accept-
notification of these changes will be given. However,          ed. Once Auction items have been paid for a receipt
the Auction Committee reserves the right to change or          will be issued and this should be shown to a volunteer
withdraw an item from either the Live Auction, a Silent        to pick up the Auction item. Once bidders have taken
Auction, or a collection in either of these Auctions at        possession of an item they will be responsible for the
any time.                                                      security of the item for the remainder of the evening.
    Absentee bids will be accepted in writing before              Although it is expected that purchasers will only
April 24, 2007 at 4:00pm. Bids will not be accepted            make one visit to the cashier to pay for all their many
after the deadline.                                            purchases, it is possible to pay several times through-
    Unless otherwise indicated, goods and services             out the evening.
must be used within one year of Auction date.
                                                               Delivery Service
Silent Auction                                                    Delivery of very large items can be arranged. A
     Each Auction item has a bid sheet accompanying it         delivery charge will be added to your bill. Details of
that is marked with its name and lot numbers. Starting         this service will be available at the “Delivery” table.
bid and minimum bid increments appear on this sheet.           Payment should be made at the time you pay your bill
Bid increments may vary, so please check before you            and you should identify to the cashier that a delivery
bid. Each bid must be an increase over the previous bid        charge should be added.
by at least the stated increment for the lot. To make
a bid, write on the bid sheet the bidder’s number as-          Collections
signed to you, your last name and the amount of your               Many plants are auctioned as part of a collection
bid. Illegible or incorrect entries will be disqualified.      and will be sold only as a part of this group. Such col-
Warnings will be made over the public address system           lections are identified in the catalogue.
concerning the time remaining before the closing of
Silent Auctions shortly before these Auctions close. The       For U.S. Customers
actual close of each Silent Auction will be announced             An Agriculture Canada agent will be on site at
and any bid being written when this announcement               the Auction to advise those wishing to take plants
is being made will be disqualified. A member of the            into the United States. Phytosanitary certificates will
Auction Committee will decide the closing and final            be available from the agent. These certificates cost
bid for each item in a Silent Auction and this decision        $12.30 (Canadian) each and payment must be made
is final.                                                      directly to the agent. One certificate applies to all
     Once a Silent Auction is closed, the bid sheets will      plants purchased by each customer.
be removed by volunteers and given to the cashier.

           Silent Auction # 
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     00 To Die For...#0
     Polygonatum prattii: A rare species with rigid stems
     rising in the spring. The shoots are soft pale green
     and hold whorls of narrow lanceolate leaves. The
     pink-purple flowers are at each leaf axil and hang
     down in a ring around the stem. Grows to 14”
     high in moist shade. Zone 6. Podophyllum ‘Spotty
     Dotty’: Brilliant hybrid of several Asian mayapples
     with large chartreuse leaves with bizarre chocolate-
     brown spotting throughout the spring. Like noth-
     ing you’ve ever seen! In summer the leaves are green
     with lightly spotted areas. Huge garnet coloured
     flowers are found under the leaves in clusters of 5 or
     more. Humus rich moist soil in full to part shade.
     Zone 6.       Donors: Anonymous, and Geri Barnes

     0 Polygonatum verticillatum ‘Rubrum’
     A choice woodlander with upright stems clothed in
     whorls of narrow foliage and purple/red bells in April to
     June. Flowers are followed by red berries in the autumn.
     Established clumps to 5’ are most impressive in the gar-
     den. Fertile humus rich soil in part shade Zone 6.

     0 Expedition Epimedium #
     Epimedium davidii has large pure yellow spur shaped
     petals and shorter inner sepals of dark red. The foli-
     age is evergreen. This species epimedium is long
flowering. Grow in moist soil in a semi-shaded area.          A miniature hosta with smooth leaves chartreuse
Add a little lime to the soil. Epimedium latisepa-            to muted golden-yellow in colour, matt above and
lum has sprays of large flowers of creamy inner sepals        thinly glaucous below, oval to heart-shaped. Flowers
and spurs of pastel yellow on 30cm stems. Beautiful           are near bell-shaped, pale lavender, produced in
mottled foliage. Epimedium zhushanense: This spe-             abundance from mid- to late summer. Sun tolerant,
cies from Hubei, China is unusual in that the usual           a useful edging hosta. Height 16cm, width 45cm.
three leaflets are reduced to one single large leaf.          Zones 3-8. Hosta ‘Stiletto’ has narrow lance shaped
Many-flowered 30cm stems. Petals are purse-like,              foliage, almost grass-like with a bright cream edge.
purple, and stamens are purple.                               A smaller edger hosta or rockery plant. Interesting
                           Donor: Philip McDougall            undulating leaf formation making it look like it is in
                                                              motion. Mature size 20cm (8”) in height. Zone 3.
0 Native Plant Collection #                                                              Donor: Gillian Beattie
Fritillaria affinis var. tristulis (Rice-grain fritillary).
Bulbous perennial bearing whorls of blue-green                0 June West Photograph #
leaves up to 15cm long. From early spring to early            Photograph #1 - Nectaroscordum siculum subsp. bul-
summer, bears racemes of up to 12, cup-shaped,                garicum. June West is a well-known photographer
pendent, greenish-white flowers with reddish pur-             whose works have been widely published. She is an
ple speckles. Height 60cm. (California variety)               original member of the Friends of the Garden and
Zone 7-9. Camassia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii: A             her photographs are featured in the Jade Garden.
native of British Columbia, this bulbous peren-                                               Donor: June West
nial with linear leaves 20-60cm long, bears racemes
of long, star-shaped, blue to violet flowers in late          0 Heather Collection #
spring. Ht 60-130cm. Zone 4. Erythronium ore-                 A collection of 12 heathers to provide bloom
gonum The white fawn lily. Native to the extreme              throughout the year! Calluna vulgaris ‘Hammondii
southern coastal mainland of BC, this species has             Aureifolia’ (Scotch heather). Evergreen shrub to
large white blooms above two handsome mottled                 45cm in height and 40cm spread. Short racemes
leaves. Found in woodland to grassland. Zone 5.               of white flowers from mid-summer to late autumn.
Lilium columbianum: A lily native to the southern             Zone 5. Calluna vulgaris ‘Leslie Slinger’ (Scotch
half of BC that grows in damp woodlands and open              heather). Lavender flowers in Aug-Sep, with mid-
meadows. 120 -150cm tall with up to 30 striking               green foliage. It has an excellent display of new
orange flowers ornamented with maroon spots.                  growth in spring, salmon/crimson in colour. Ht.
This elegant turk’s cap blooms in June - July. Zone 5.        16-20cm. Spd. 31-45cm. Zone 5. Calluna vulgaris
Trillium ovatum: Clump forming trillium with red-             ‘Spring Torch’ (Scotch heather). Evergreen shrub to
green stems and stalkless diamond shaped, dark                25cm in height and 40cm spread. Mid-green leaves
green leaves, with 5 sunken veins. Short-stalked up-          with cream, orange, and red tips in spring, turn-
right, musk scented pure white flowers fade to pink           ing orange in summer and red in winter, and bears
or red. 50cm.                       Donor: Anonymous          short racemes of mauve-pink flowers. Zone 5. Erica
                                                              carnea ‘Nathalie’. Bears one-sided racemes, 8cm
0 Hosta Pot                                                 long, of narrowly urn-shaped, purple-pink flowers,
Hosta venusta. Clump-forming perennial produ-                 6-9mm long, in late winter and early spring. Zones
cing ovate to heart-shaped, flat, wavy-margined,              5-7. Erica carnea ‘Rosalie’. Masses of bright pink,
dark green leaves, 2.5-4 cm long, glossy beneath.             urn-shaped flowers from January to April with
Trumpet-shaped violet flowers are borne freely on             bronze-green foliage. Zones 5-7. Erica carnea
ridged, leafy scapes, 25-35cm long, from mid-sum-             ‘Schneekuppe’. In flower, it looks like a mound of
mer to mid-autumn. Zones 3-8. Hosta ‘Gold Drop’.              snow! Low, 6cm, spreading heather with linear,
dark green leaves. Bears urn-shaped, white flowers,         in cultivation, E.leptorrhizum and E. dolichostemon.
6-9mm long, in late winter and early spring. Zones          Extra large and lovely flowers of light lavender with
5-7. Erica cinerea ‘C.D. Eason’. This bell heather has      darker spurs are held above handsome leaves that
bright magenta flowers and makes a great ground-            emerge with coppery overtones. A truly exquisite
cover. Height 25cm, spread 50cm. Zones 6-8. Erica           plant. Zone 5. Epimedium epsteinii: Broad sepals
cinerea ‘Fiddler’s Gold’. This bell heather has lilac-      contrast with reddish purple long spurred petals
pink flowers and golden yellow foliage that deepens         on this beautiful epimedium from China. Good
to red. Height 25cm, spread 45cm. Zones 6-8. Erica          spreader and evergreen with up to 30 flowers on each
vagans ‘ Pyrenees Pink’. Produces a compact spread-         stem. Zone 5. Epimedium grandiflora ‘Saturn’ is an
ing dome of pink flowers, fading to white through           early blooming clonal selection of E. grandiflorum
August to October. Dark green foliage. Height               var. higoense. It has creamy white tiny blooms over
20cm, spread 50cm. Zones 7-9. Erica x darleyensis           truly distinctive foliage with a red ring around the
‘Kramer’s Rote’. Particularly good as groundcover,          leaf edges. Epimedium ‘Kohuru’ has large pink petals
this bushy shrub has lance-shaped bronze-green              with narrow spurs suffused with white. Hardy, and
leaves and in late winter and early spring, bears ra-       25 to 40 cm (10 to 16”) high. A tidy clumper with
cemes of magenta flowers. Height 60cm, spread               excellent foliage.
75cm. Zones 7-8. Erica x darleyensis ‘Spring Sur-                 Donors: Heronswood and Margaret Charlton
prise’. Another good groundcover, has lance-shaped
dark green foliage and in March to May, bears ra-           0 Climbing Monkshood Collection
cemes of dark rose flowers. Height 45cm, spread             Aconitum alboviolaceum: These are seedlings from S.
60cm. Zones 7-8. Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfec-         Korea where after three years sent explosive twining
tion’. Another good groundcover, this bushy shrub           stems upwards cloaked in very pretty, white, hooded
has bright green foliage and in spring bears racemes        flowers, each kissed with violet during July and Au-
of pure white flowers. Height 40cm, spread 70cm.            gust. A superb, rarely encountered perennial species
Zones 7-8.                     Donor: Heather Farm          that we have come to adore in our light woodland,
                                                            though it is adaptable to full sun conditions. Zone 5.
0 Fern Collection #                                      Aconitum austroyunnanense DJHC 015: A mag-
Polystichum polyblepharum: Polystichum is found in          nificent vining species of aconitum with enormous,
most corners of the world. This one is Asian. It has lus-   deeply cleft three lobed leaves to 6” across, carried
trous foliage, fronds are 30 to 80cm, and likes moist       along twining stems to 10 feet. Starting in mid Au-
semi-shade. Zone 5. Asplenium trichomanes: An at-           gust, racemes of large dark violet hooded flowers
tractive maidenhair spleenwort with 30 x 2cm fronds.        are produced until mid autumn. Part sun Zone 5.
Dryopteris affinis ‘Polydactyla Dadds’ (Buckler fern).      Aconitum hemsleyanum: Deeply cut foliage on vig-
Raised by Dadds in 1872, a magnificent garden fern          orous twining stems will easily climb to 10 feet in a
that is tolerant of some sun and more wind resistant        single season, presenting late summer clusters of vio-
than most ferns. The unfurling ginger-brown crosiers        let blue flowers. Best grown through shrubs or small
are stunning. Height 90cm. Zone 6-8. Polystichum            trees. Full to part sun. Zone 4.
setiferum ‘Plumosum’ An elegant woodland fern with                                          Donor: Julie Lane Gay
fronds 60 -100cm long, divided in four. It is plume-like
with overlapping pinnae.          Donor: Anonymous           Trillium chloropetalum ‘Volcano’
                                                            A very distinctive variety with more vivid red flowers
                                                            and a robust clump forming growing habit. The
0 Epimedium Collection #                                 plants are 18” tall producing many flower stems. A
Epimedium ‘Enchantress’: A recent hybrid by Eliza-          choice rare plant for the woodland garden. Grow in
beth Strangman between two species that are rare            moist shade. Zone 5.             Donor: Anonymous
 Magnolia zenii                                        Dark green 9-lobed leaves have blue-green reverse.
Rare in its native Jiangsu, China, M. zenii was first                       Donor: UBC Botanical Garden
planted outside Asia two decades ago. It is still ex-
tremely rare in Western gardens. It is small sized,        Paeonia ‘Morning Lilac’ (Itoh)
very floriferous, and has a full crown. The very fra-     This Itoh peony has medium sized blooms on a strong
grant flowers are candle-like, white with a rose-pur-     plant with excellent foliage. The blooms are laven-
ple streaked base, and are 12cm (5”) across.              der pink with a dark centre. It flowers well. Zone 4.
                                Donor: Judy Newton                     Donor: Valleybrook Gardens Limited

 Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #                              Pine Collection
A collection of Hardy Subtropicals. Achimenes             Pinus densiflora ‘Cesarini Variagata’: This new Jap-
‘Harry Williams’: This mostly tropical genus has a        anese red pine was found amongst a selection of
few hardy cultivars. Plant Delights nursery in North      seedlings of ‘Oculis Draconis’. Each mid green
Carolina has trialed a number of achimenes for win-       needle is painted with white or yellow and lights
ter hardiness and found that ‘Harry Williams’ “re-        up a garden. Mature height to 20 ft but with a very
turned in great shape after a winter low of eight de-     slow growth rate. Normal soil, full sun. A beauti-
grees F (-13 C).” This cultivar emerges in June with      ful specimen tree. Zone 4. Pinus densiflora ‘Oculus-
fuzzy green foliage and is topped in summer with          draconis’: A favourite among lovers of variegated
beautiful pansy-shaped flowers that emerge crimson        foliage, the Dragon’s Eye Pine is an unusual form
red, then morph to crimson violet, both with a con-       that bears needles with alternating bands of green
trasting yellow throat. Part sun to part shade. Zone 8.   and yellow coloring. When viewed from the right
Begonia rubella ‘Pink Princess’ Description: This         angle, the foliage resembles a Dragon’s Eye. It forms
begonia is a rare endemic to the Eastern and Cen-         a small tree. Full sun for maximum colour. Zone 4.
tral Himalaya. Flowers are pale pink. Globba schom-                 Donors: Leslee Sinclair, and Leslie McGee
burki: This species has large, dark green, tropical
leaves on two foot stems dangling with large, golden       Two Clematis of Verona
orangey-yellow clusters of branched ginger-like           Clematis DJHS 3082: A Hinkley collection from
flowers. It’s pretty spectacular. This species is the     N. Sichuan of a rarely encountered evergreen species
most cold hardy Globba species in cultivation and         possessing trifoliate leaves and huge heads of silky
arguably the most showy. Often grown in shaded            seeds. Light shade and evenly moist soil. Zone 7.
areas, G. schomburgkii is tolerant of more sun which      Clematis campaniflora: Small, pendulous, companu-
should aid in bringing it into bloom. Zone 8.             late, white with a lavender blush flowers appear in
Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ is considered one of the         great quantities in late summer and early fall. An un-
finest crinum lilies for the home garden. It begins       demanding species native to Portugal, prune hard in
flowering in mid-June and continues through most          spring as it is a true climber. Zone 5.
of the summer. The large, gorgeous, amaryllis-like,                 Donors: Heronswood, and Gillian Beattie
reddish-purple flowers have a delightful spicy fra-
grance. The rosette of wavy, glossy, tropical-looking      Erythronium Collection
foliage is a great addition to the garden, even with-     Erythronium dens-canis ‘Frans Hals’ (European
out the flowers. Zone 7.                                  dog’s tooth violet). Bulbous perennial with ellip-
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials       tic-oblong mid-green leaves, 10-15cm long, mar-
 Paeonia rockii                                        bled purplish-brown. In spring, bears solitary pink
This choice shrub Paeonia from China has semi             flowers, 3-4cm across. Zones 3-9. Erythronium
double white flowers marked deep maroon at the            dens-canis ‘Niveum’(European dog’s tooth violet).
base, on sparsely branched upright stems to 2m.           Bulbous perennial for the woodland garden with el-
liptic-oblong mid-green leaves, 10-15cm long, mar-                        Donors: Landmark Landscape Corp.
bled purplish-brown. In spring, bears solitary white                                  and Free Spirit Nursery
flowers, 3-4cm across. Zones 3-9. Erythronium si-
biricum: An endemic of the Altai Mountains and              Conifer Collection #
adjacent woody and mountainous regions in Russia.          Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gold Fern’: A unique form of
Single cyclamen shaped flower, the largest among           Hinoki cypress displaying golden, fern-like juvenile
all erythroniums with dark purple leaves, mottled          foliage on a mounding compact shrub. The colour
in different degrees. Substantial, waxy, rose-lilac        stays best in part shade. A slow grower - 3 inches a
flowers with a deep white centre are typical, but our      year to a maximum size of 4’x4’. Zone 5. Juniperus
specimen is white. Flowers open in April-May above         horizontalis ‘Lime Glow’: Chartreuse foliage on this
faintly spotted strap leaves. Zones 4-9.                   slow growing juniper makes it a real treasure. The
                                Donor: Anonymous           evergreen foliage stays gold all winter. It grows to
                                                           only 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Full sun,
 Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis                                good drainage Zone 4. Thujopsis dolobrata ‘Com-
Tall, upright stalks are clothed in pinnate leaves, and    pacta’: This is a compact form of the fine attractive
grow to 220cm. From the leaf axils develop clover-         Japanese Hiba, a conifer in the cypress family; in
like heads of lilac-blue flowers. These flowers are fol-   Japan it is commonly planted around temples and
lowed in summer and fall by compact, round clusters        in gardens. It is closely related to Thuja of which our
of bristly beans that go through colour changes from       western red cedar is one. It is sometimes called deer
green to reddish purple to rusty-brown. The stalks         horn cedar or battle-axe cedar.
with the seedheads can be cut in the fall for immedi-                                         Donor: Anonymous
ate floral arrangements, inside or out, or hung to dry
for use at a later date. Alternatively, the stems can be    Crinodendron patagua
left on the plants for winter interest. Zone 5.            Vigorous shrub with glossy evergreen leaves and
                           Donor: Free Spirit Nursery      white bell shaped flowers with fringed petals borne
                                                           in late summer. Likes full sun in a protected spot
0 Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’                           and can take dry conditions. Zone 8.
Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’: The ‘Green Rose’ is                         Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
a tidy twiggy shrub about 90cm high. Foliage is
bright clear green with a hint of red when young.           Keeping Up with the Joneses #
Relatively disease free. The strange blooms are made       A collection of Hot New Garden Cultivars. Echin-
up entirely of green sepals rather than petals. This       acea ‘Summer Sky’: It’s a brave new world of cone-
is an unusual rose that will appeal to collectors of       flowers out there and this ‘Big Sky’ series is HOT!
novelties. Zone 5-6.                                       Bound to become classic garden plants due to their
                     Donor: UBC Botanical Garden           hardiness and fabulous new colours. ‘Summer Sky’ is
                                                           the first bicoloured coneflower with petals that are
 Liquidambar acalycina                                  light orange with a rose coloured halo and an orange
The Chinese sweetgum is a striking, irregularly            cone. This is the most fragrant coneflower in the Big
branched tree. New leaves emerge a deep purple             Sky series. Plant in full sun in average (not overly
burgundy and eventually fade to bronze then dark           rich), well-drained soils. Avoid soils that are overly
green. The autumn colour is stunning - orange and          moist in winter. Zone 4. Echinacea ‘Sundown’ has
purple. A very beautiful tree in the landscape. Easy       vibrant coral petals tipped in pastel salmon. Simi-
to grow - adequate moisture, average soil. Zone 6.         lar to ‘Sunset’ but 8 to 10 inches taller. All of the
Jade Garden feature. Due to its large size, this tree is   Big Sky series are fragrant. Plant in full sun in aver-
sold free on board.[FOB at the nursery.]                   age (not overly rich), well-drained soils. Zone 4.
Echinacea ‘Green Envy’: This peculiar coneflower         Luscious Lilies #
has rounded, green petals and green cones for a con-    A collection of 3 rare lilies. Lilium martagon ‘Tsin-
siderable period. As the flower matures the petals      gense’: A L.x dalhansonii cross with L.tsingtauense
gradually elongate taking on a magenta veining near     from Germany, comes with its parent, Lilium tsing-
the cone which also turns purplish. This will be one    tauense. Lilium philipensis: This lily from the Phil-
of those plants to show off to your friends. Plant in   ippines blooms in July & August bearing from 1
full sun in average (not overly rich), well-drained     to 30 pure white long trumpet flowers with dark
soils. Avoid soils that are overly moist in winter.     a green or brown reverse. Stems are 90cm. Needs
Zone 5. Echinacea ‘After Midnight’: The ‘Big Sky’       greenhouse protection in winter. Zone 10.
series of coneflowers, E. purpurea x E. paradoxa, is                              Donor: Phoenix Perennials
a real winner. ‘After Midnight’ is dwarf, fragrant
and with dark magenta purple flowers and a black-        Spring Blues
red cone. The wide flower petals overlap, giving the    Hepatica nobilis: This beauty of the spring garden
blossoms a full, substantial presence.                  thrives is the shaded woodland where its leaves
                         Donor: Phoenix Perennials      are evergreen throughout winter. Pure blue flowers
                                                        emerge in early spring along with bright new green
 Curious Cobra Lilies #                             leaves. This plant is also known as liverwort—a very
Arisaema album: An unusual species with stalks of       unflattering name for such a pretty plant, but it was
trifoliate green leaves that compose a small clump      used medicinally to treat liver disorders. Zone 4.
15” tall x 1’ wide. The inflorescence emerges in June   Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Electric Blue’: A stun-
with an unusual brush like spadix. The name “al-        ning perennial with spikes of trumpet shaped vivid
bum” refers to the white patch on the back of the       blue flowers with a purple blush at the stems. An
green spathe where the hood folds down. Zone 7b.        easy to grow shrubby plant, very drought resistant
Arisaema griffithii: This spectacular arisaema fits     and requires full sun to bloom at its best. Grows to
the common name cobra lily most aptly. The flower       18” tall and makes an excellent cut flower. Zone 8.
emerges alongside the tripartite leaf—the long thin     Anemone nemerosa ‘Marts Blue’: This selection
black tongue hangs from the bizarre purple and yel-     from Estonia blooms later and has dark blue
low striped cobra-head looking spathe. It resents       flowers. Mertensia virginica: Virginia Cowslip.
summer heat and moisture, so plant at the base of       An eastern N.A. native that grows in damp mead-
a large tree for best results. Zone 5. Arisaema tor-    ows. Flowers are sky-blue, blooming in March
tuosum: The tallest of the genus rising to over 6ft     through May. 30 to 60cm. Plants go dormant in
in height, shooting skyward with snake-like stems       summer. Wants moist peaty soil. Sun or part shade.
topped by greenish spathes with a darker often pur-                        Donors: Linda & Nicco Verbeek,
ple erect spadix rising above in midsummer. Moist                            David Tarrant, and Anonymous
shade. Zone 7.            Donor: Phoenix Perennials
                                                         Beyond Cherry Blossoms #
 Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubiformis’                          A collection of rare Japanese Perennials. Anemone
A rare and desirable form of ginkgo, becoming a         keiskeiana: This very distinctive spring-blooming
smaller, more densely branched tree than the usual      Japanese wildflower has three-lobed dark leaves mot-
form. The leaves, which are varied—many are tube-       tled with brown and silver. The white flowers have
like or rolled—mature into handsomely dissected         around 20 petals and emerge in very early spring.
foliage. The fall colour is a spectacular golden yel-   The foliage goes dormant in the summer. Zone 4.
low. With formative pruning the tree can be main-       Clethra barbinervis ‘Takedanishiki’: This variegated,
tained as a small specimen.                             Japanese native, deciduous tree/shrub cultivar was
                      Donor: Mosterman Plants Inc.      found in the wilds of Shikoku Island. The white and
cream variegation is splashed liberally across the         The unusual flowers are purple but not very showy.
foliage that turns reddish-pink in early spring and        Mature height 10’. Zone 5.
autumn. The short panicles of white fragrant flowers                              Donor: Beverley Merryfield
appear at the branch tips in summer. Vigorous and
easy to grow. Zone 5. Disporum smiacinum ‘Ko-               Cocktail Party Conversation #
gane Tsuki’: This species hails from the woodlands         Amorphophallus nepalense: This native to India and
of Korea and Japan but you won’t find this form in         Nepal has proved to be one of the easiest to grow and
the wild. ‘Kogane Tsuki’ has shockingly rich yellow        most reliable amorphs in our garden. You’ll love the
foliage with green stripes and streaks merging at the      3’ tall, fleshy tan-and-black patterned petiole—es-
end of each leaf. It only grows to about four inches       pecially if you are a closet petiolephile. At the top of
tall but makes tight colonies. Each stem produces          each petiole sits a radial leaf, resembling a miniature
one or two drooping cup-shaped white flowers in            palm tree. For us, A. nepalensis has remained soli-
mid to late spring. Zone 5.                                tary, unlike the spreading A. konjac. Once the bulb
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials        is large enough to flower, the flower will emerge in
                                                           late June on an 18” stalk topped with a cute, artifi-
0 Sambucus ‘Black Lace’                                  cial-looking green shell with an anatomical member
The finely cut dark purple foliage of this newly re-       emerging from the base—guaranteed to be the hit
leased elderberry makes a perfect backdrop for the         at your next aroid party! Zone 8. Eucomis comosa
massive 10” pink inflorescences that cover the plant       ‘Sparkling Burgundy’: Leathery, strap-like, bur-
in mid summer. The uses for this plant are endless—        gundy-purple leaves up to 2’ long form a striking
grow it as a shrub, as a bold perennial or train as a      basal rosette in the sunny garden. The late-summer
small tree. Full to part sun. Zone 5.                      bloom resembles a purple pineapple on a stalk! The
                            Donor: Linda Hepworth          entire effect is tropical and dramatic. Not a picky
                                                           plant, this South African bulb does well in average
 Love Hebe’s                                            growing conditions but prefers full sun and moist,
Hebe carnosula is a low-growing, fairly compact            well-drained soil. More hardy than it may appear,
shrub to about 24 in (60 cm). The leaves are rich          this plant can winter over in the warmer parts of
olive green. The flowers, in white spikes, open            Zone 6. A Plant Delights Introduction. Lift and
from pink bud, and crowd the branch tips. Sum-             store bulb in colder areas. Zone 8. Passiflora quad-
mer flowering, and useful in a border edge or as           rangularis: Known for its very large fruits which
ground cover. Hardy in the Pacific Northwest. Hebe         may weigh up to 4 kg (9 lb). It is also one of the
hectori var. laingii is a whipcord hebe that forms         more beautiful of the passionflowers as it is ringed
an upright bush, growing to about 12 in (30 cm)            with oval white sepals, reddish petals and a centre
high. The yellow-green minute leaves are clasped           crown with 5 rows of numerous white and purple
around the stem. White flowers are seen at the             rays. The flowers are fragrant. It is a robust climber
tips of the branches, summer. Hardy in the Pacific         with winged stems and oval leaves. Will require sup-
Northwest. It is found in subalpine areas of Stewart       port and space in time. Seeds are harvested at differ-
Island and Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand.           ent intervals through the year. Zone 9.
                    Donor: Elisabeth Miller Gardens                                   Donor: Phoenix Perennials

 Disanthus cercidifolius                                 Clerodendrum trichotomum
A beautiful deciduous shrub related to witch hazels,       Clerodendron trichotomum. This upright, bushy,
this is one of the few shrubs that will turn red in part   deciduous shrub has ovate dark green leaves 20cm
shade. The heart shaped leaves are stunning in the         long. From late summer to mid-autumn bears fra-
fall—purple, red and orange. Acidic soil is a must.        grant white flowers 20cm across followed by spec-
tacular bright blue berries with red sepals. Height      in well drained soil. The interesting growth habit of
and width to 5m in full sun. Zone 7.                     this unusual shrub makes it a definite collectors item
                            Donor: Linda Shulman         and great for bonsai or troughs. Zone 8b.
                                                                         Donors: Anonymous, Heronswood
 Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’
Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’ is a lovely hybrid of M.          Galanthus elwesii ‘Rosemary Burnham’
dawsoniana and M. campbellii and puts on a fine          A famous green snowdrop, found by our own Rose-
show in the Asian Garden at UBC. It was named by         mary Burnham in an abandoned garden in Bur-
Alleyne Cook for his wife, Barbara. ‘Barbara Cook’       naby. Celebrated by galanthophiles everywhere.
has flowers that are the palest pink on the outside                          Donor: Rosemary Burnham
and rosy pink inside. The buds open upwards and
then slowly turn down. Flowers are 22cm (9”)              Franklinia alatamaha
diameter. Trees are large and vigorous, ultimately       An American native multi-stemmed shrub found
reaching 18 to 24m at maturity.                          along the Altamaha River in Georgia, but now ex-
               Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy          tinct in the wild. The obovate leaves to 5” are car-
                                                         ried along stems to 20’ and become outstanding
 Down Under                                           tones of coral and red in the autumn, while at the
Phyllocladus alpinus ‘Powder Blue Form’: A truly         same time, the pristinely white flowers, centred by
awesome conifer from Tasmania, this 10’ or so tall       gold stamens are produced in abundance. Slow to
shrubby relict has no leaves— its petioles have broad-   establish and very late to blossom—give ample sum-
ened into phyllodes; green on the top and glaucous       mer water. Zone 6.
blue underneath. Totally hardy, give it a little pro-                    Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
tection from the hot sun and acid soil conditions.
Zone 8. Pittosporum illicioides: Hinkley collection       Jovellana sinclarii
of a good evergreen species from rather high eleva-      A little known shrub call the New Zealand calceo-
tions in Taiwan in 1999 with glossy elongated lance      laria, it is perfect for damp shaded places. Soft green
shaped foliage to 5” and clusters of white flowers re-   foliage is attractive but the small white pouched
sulting in blackish blue fruit. This, as well as many    flowers with purple spots inside is the real attrac-
other species of Pittosporum is undeservedly scarce      tion. Blooms for several months. A true collectors
in cultivation and will prove to be valuable addition    plant, but easy to grow. Zone 9.
as a broad leaved evergreen component of gardens in                                        Donor: Lorey Lasley
mild climates. Partial shade is best in any draining
soil. Zone 8. Pseudopanax ferox: Appearing to be a       0 Bottle Brush Babies
cross between a Mark Bulwindle sculpture and a           Callistemon pallidus: Also known as the lemon
marine invertebrate, this wacky Kiwi is hands-down       bottlebrush, it is an upright shrub with slender
the most sensational container plant one can grow.       spreading branches to 10’. The fresh lemon colored
Marginally hardy in our region, it will produce over     flowers present a pleasing contrast to the grey-green
many years, an unbranched 15’ stem clad with hard        foliage. This hardy plant will grow in moist areas in
leathery extremely narrow 18” leaves. For full sun       full to part sun. Zone 8. Callistemon pachyphyl-
or partial shade in draining soil. Protect from severe   lus: A small to mid-sized hardy shrub (3’ tall) that is
cold in winter. Zone 8b. Sophora prostrata: A New        not widely cultivated. Known as the Wallum bottle-
Zealand native shrub with mounds of low zig zag          brush, it produces thick red flower spikes in early
branches and deep yellow horn shaped blooms that         spring. Full sun moist soil. Zone 8.
hang in clusters. The flower of the genus is the na-                                   Donor: Kevin Kubeck
tional flower of New Zealand. Plant in full sun and
 Species Clematis                                         Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’
Clematis recta ‘Lime Close’: This herbaceous spe-           Also known as ‘Red Fox’, the stunning new growth
cies has deep purple stems and foliage that sports          emerges a bright red/brown color which is retained
clouds of starry white flowers in June. Perfect for         well into the summer when it turns green. Continu-
growing amongst perennials and roses, this clematis         ing new growth is the same reddish brown color for
is fragrant. Zone 4. Clematis viticella ‘Betty Corn-        an appealing contrast. Pale yellow to apricot autumn
ing’: Lovely pale mauve-blue, flared, open nodding          colors with a scent of burnt sugar. Grows to 30m.
bell shaped flowers. A vigorous grower flowering on         Zone 5.                        Donor: Gossler Farms
young wood (hard prune in spring) Zone 4.
     Donors: Julie Lane Gay, and Free Spirit Nursery         Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #
                                                            Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’: This gorgeous new hybrid has
 Tender Hearted Carnivores                               glossy dark green leaves and spectacular multi-col-
Drosera anglica: The ‘Great Sundew’, is an insectivor-      oured flowers. The pistils are orangey red, the sta-
ous herb which forms an upright stemless rosette of         mens dark yellow, the petals are yellow at the base,
linear or spatulate leaves. The stalks have sticky glands   white down the centre, edged with royal blue then
to trap insects. The plant is green, colouring red in       rich purple and lightly spotted. Fantastic! Grow
bright light. The flowers are white and have 6 petals. It   in bright shade to part sun to bring out the full-
is circumboreal, often occurring in spagnum peat bogs.      ness of these colours. Zone 4. Tricyrtis macrantha
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnock’ This is an amazing and     var. macranthopsis: Famed UK plantsman Brian
vigorous selection of the white pitcher plant, While        Mathew believes that of all the Tricyrtis species,
the red-veined, white topped pitchers look normal,          this plant has “the most fascinating and beautiful
it is the alien-like flowers that boast an extraordinary    flowers.” In September and October, the long arch-
double set of sepals. 60cm. Zone 7, but may survive         ing stems of dark green glossy leaves are topped
colder conditions if heavily mulched. Sarracenia leuc-      with large deep yellow bells, speckled red inside.
ophylla x willissii This pitcher plant has a pomegran-      Great planted at the top of a shady wall where
ate-red tube. Plants have spreading rhizomes. Zone 7.       the flowers can be viewed from below. Zone 4.
Sarracenia ‘Judith Hindle’ This hybrid pitcher plant        Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’: The flowers of
has a flared hood with deep burgundy accents at the         this cultivar are pinkish purple with darker spot-
end of the tube. Zone 7. Sarracenia rubra ssp. wherryi      ting and a yellow throat. The leaves with their gold
A pitcher plant with a attractive green to yellow tube.     margin gives life to dark shady corners. Height to
40cm. Zone 7.             Donor: Hawaiian Botanicals        4’ tall it will form nice colonies in humus rich soil
                                                            Zone 4. Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’: A unique accent
 Be Patient                                              for the shade garden! Star like blooms spotted with
Impatiens niamniamensis ‘Congo Cockatoo’: An                blue—rather than the reddish hue of other toad lil-
upright tender perennial with brilliant green and           ies—top graceful 18-24” stems. Plant 12-15” apart
red flowers. Native to tropical Africa. Grow in moist       along a pathway or other area where ‘Blue Wonder’
shady locations in peaty soil. Zone 8. Impatiens            Tricyrtis Toad Lilies will receive attention for their
omeiana: This hardy perennial is a great addition           fall show! Zone 4.         Donor: Phoenix Perennials
to the woodland garden with its dusky red stems
and silver patterned narrow leaves. By late summer           Magnolia ‘Woodsman’
a butter yellow flower emerges. Spreading by rhi-           A cross between M. acuminata and M. liliflora has
zomes, this stunning plant thrives in moist humus           produced one of the most unusual coloured magno-
rich soil. Zone 6. Jade Garden feature.                     lia flowers—chocolate brown and rose. It blooms
                          Donor: Margaret Lawrence          late and avoids frost damage. Zone 6.
                                                                                         Donor: Dorina Palmer
 Paeonia mairei                                       of Calla with lanceolate leaves and a pink spathe.
A herbaceous peony that grows to about 2’ in height      Blooms in late spring. This plant has proven to be
with green glossy leaves with deeply impressed veins.    hardy in the UBC Alpine Garden for many years.
The stunning single flowers appear in mid spring - a     A great container plant too. Full sun in well drained
deep rose pink color with a bright gold boss of sta-     but moisture soil. Zone 8. Knifophia typhoides: A
mens. One of the few peonies that thrives in the         spectacular specimen from South Africa with scent-
shade. A rare find! Zone 6.                              ed dark brown-maroonish flowers that bloom late
                                Donor: Ronda Tuyp        in the season (Sept/Oct) These flowers are remin-
                                                         iscent of cattails with tubular flowers packed along
 Elegant Carpeting                                    the stem. The foliage, blue-green with a slight twist
Boehmeria platanifolia: Also known as False Nettle       is very handsome. Full sun. Zone 6.
(non-stinging), this plant has wonderful foliage es-                  Donors: Kevin Kubeck, and Tish Davis
pecially when back lit by the sun. It will form large
mats in part sun or shade. Tiny flowers appear in         Arisaema Wonders
summer. Zone 4. Cardamine raphanifolia: A rarely         Arisaema consanguineum has an umbrella of ele-
encountered, semi evergreen ground covering wood         gant long narrow leaves that end in drooping drip
cress with glossy rounded foliage and mauve pink         tips. The leaves are carried on stems 80 to 180cm
flowers atop sturdy stems up to 35cm in height ap-       tall. The spathes are green to purple. This is a su-
pearing in late May. Semi-shade to shade in moist        perb selection for a perennial border in dappled
soil Zone 5.             Donor: Free Spirit Nursery      shade. Arisaema triphyllum ‘Black Jack’: I fell to
                                                         my knees when I saw (and then bought) this plant
 Some Height in the Garden                            at Tony Avent’s Plants Delight Nursery in South
Polygonatum verticillatum ‘Himalayan Giant’: A           Carolina. Visitors to my garden have continued
choice woodlander with very tall upright stems and       this tradition. Discovered by native plant guru
whorls of narrow foliage. The stems can reach 4’         Bob McCartney on one of his many jaunts through
in height and have pretty white flowers in April to      Florida, this selection of our native jack-in-the-pul-
June. The flowers are followed by bright red berries     pit has shiny black foliage with a few green veins.
in the fall. A clump of these is an amazing sight.       For us, it emerges slightly later (mid-May) than
Moist rich soil in part shade Zone 6. Salvia gesneri-    most A. triphyllum. The 12” (30cm) tall clumps are
iflora ‘Tequila’: A true giant of the garden—so spec-    also adorned in late spring with “pulpits” that have
tacular and very attractive to hummingbirds, this        a stunning black spathe. We have found that ‘Black
salvia has orange/red flowers with black calyces to      Jack’ also spreads slightly by underground stolons.
2” long. The plant will grow to 6-8’ tall but requires   This is truly a dream come true to be able to finally
a protected spot as it has only proven root hardy to     share this with the public. Zone 6.
-6 C. Blooms continuously once established. Full                   Donors: Heronswood, Phoenix Perennials,
sun average moisture Zone 9.                                                             and Margo Ketchum
     Donors: Phoenix Perennials, and Rouvé Ritson
                                                          Jasminum sp. DJHS 
0 Drama Queens                                         Hinkley collection from a very dry and dusty area in
Zantedeschia ‘Edge of Night’: A great new calla from     N. Sichuan where it formed a demure shrub carrying
Oregon with black/purple flowers held above broad        small glossy green pinnate foliage along nicely tint-
leaves spotted white and pink with a black/purple        ed purple stems to 4ftx4ft. Slightly fragrant yellow
edge held by black/purple petioles. For moist to         flowers in mid to late summer result in crops of glis-
evenly moist soil in full sun or light shade. Zone 8.    tening black fruit. Full sun in sharply draining soil.
Zantedeschia rehmannii: A medium size species            Drought tolerant when fully established. Zone 7.
                                                                                         Donor: Heronswood
 Hydrangea scandens ‘Fragrant Splash’                      stalkless diamond, dark green leaves, with 5 sunken
Low growing shrubby plant. A variegated selection             veins. Short-stalked upright, musk-scented pure
of a rarely cultivated hydrangea native to the Ryuku          white flowers fade to pink or red. 50cm.
Islands and Japan. Leaves have pale yellow veins,                                             Donor: Anonymous
purplish when young. Flowers are white. Zone 7.
                              Donor: Barry Roberts             Lonicera crassiflora
                                                              A superb prostrate mounding evergreen ground
 Cyclamen Collection                                       cover 16cm high. Grows beautifully over a wall. It is
C. hederifolium var confusum: flowers and leaves are          decorated with white, scented flowers that turn yel-
thicker and larger than a typical hederifolium.C. he-         low as they age. Has blue berries in the fall. It grows
derifolium Nettelton Silver: leaves are marked with           in moist acid soil. Zone 8.
silver. C. hederifolium ‘Ruby Glow’: magenta red                                   Donor: UBC Botanical Garden
flower, dark green leaves with few markings. C. cili-
cium: oval leaf with silver markings, pale rose flower         Acer palmatum ‘Fairy Hair’
with magenta blotch. C. mirabile ‘Tilebarn Nicho-             This Japanese maple has the thinnest leaves possible
las’: choice plant with pink coloration on the new            of any of the species. It is a very slow grower—a
leaves, white flower. C. mirabile ‘Tilebarn Nicholas’         five year old plant is barely 1’ tall. Grow in sun/part
has white flowers and a striking pink color on new            shade in well drained soil. A true conversation piece.
leaves that is followed by silver markings that look          Zone 6.                            Donor: Anonymous
like a tree in the centre.
                     Donor: Frank Dorsey (estate of )          Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’
                                                              This purple leaf mimosa tree is one of the most ex-
 Spring Ephemerals                                         citing new trees in years. Deep rich burgundy foli-
Sisyrinchium douglasii: The attractive satin flower or        age maintains its colour even in hot and humid con-
purple-eyed grass is native to western America and            ditions. Combined with pink flowers in summer,
is prevalent on Vancouver Island. It grows amongst            it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen ! Grows to 15 feet
rocks in open shade. Flowers are a beautiful shin-            tall—a great specimen plant Zone 7.
ing deep reddish purple on stems about 15cm high.                              Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
Erythronium revolutum, the pink fawn lily, grows
in coastal river valleys preferring soil of fine sand          Aged Urn of Spring Treats
rather than woody humus. The flowers are a clear                                               Donor: John Minty
bright pink with exquisite white and yellow centres
that perfectly set off the six golden stamens. Has a          0 Camellia transnokoensis
pair of beautifully mottled leaves. Zone 5. Camas-            This highly prized and difficult to obtain small-leaf
sia leichtlinii ssp. suksdorfii. A native of British Col-     camellia reaches 2m at maturity. It has delightful
umbia, this bulbous perennial with linear leaves              small single flowers that open in March. It needs to
20-60cm long, bears racemes of long, star-shaped,             grow in a sheltered place. It is much admired in the
blue to violet flowers in late spring. Ht. 60-130cm.          UBC Botanical Garden.
Zone 4. Fritillaria affinis var. tristulis (rice-grain fri-                             Donor: Moya Drummond
tillary). Bulbous perennial bearing whorls of blue-
green leaves up to 15cm long. From early spring to             Chondropetalum tectorum
early summer, bears racemes of up to 12, cup-shaped,          Chondropetalum tectorum (Cape reed or Cape rush).
pendent, greenish-white flowers with reddish-purple           Similar in appearance and form to horsetail. Ex-
speckles. Height 60cm. Zone 7-9. Trillium ovatum:             tremely adaptable species from South Africa toler-
Clump forming trillium with red-green stems and
ates almost any soil or watering practice. Long lived      pink spotted with purple at the base with diamond
in flower arrangements. Prefers full sun. Height           shaped petals. Shady location in rich moist soil.
45cm, width 40cm. Zone 5.                                                          Donor: Free Spirit Nursery
                              Donor: Kevin Kubeck
                                                            Rhododendron minus var. minus
 Aesculus pavia                                         Rhododendron minus var. minus (syn. R. carolin-
                       Donor: Cedar Rim Nurseries,         ianum) is a small leaved evergreen shrub native to
                                                           the Carolinian forest of eastern North America.
 Rhododendron oreotrephes ‘Exquisitum’                  Flowers are pink. It typically grows to 1.5 to 2m (5’
Rhododendron oreotrephes ‘Exquisitum’ is an ever-          to 7’). It is an attractive shrub widely grown in east-
green rhododendron with stunning glaucous blue             ern American gardens.
green foliage. Flowers are funnel-shaped, lavender                                        Donor: Margo Ketchum
fading to pink. It grows to 1.5 to 2m (5’ to 7’). This
is a standout when placed with darker green foliage         Rhododendron strigillosum hybrid
plants.                                                    This open pollinated hybrid with R. calophytum as
                            Donor: Margo Ketchum           the probable male parent, has stunning dark rosy
                                                           pink bell shaped florets, with black-red throats in
 Rhododendron decorum ssp. decorum                      a compact truss. It will be best in light dappled
Rhododendron decorum ssp. decorum has open cam-            shade.
panulate fragrant pale pink flowers. It is a tall shrub,                       Donors: Sue & Chris Klapwijk
reaching 7 to 9m (24’ to 30’). R. decorum ssp. decor-
um grows in drier places than most rhododendrons            Chionanthus retusus, Chinese fringe tree
and is a useful plant at the rear of a planting.           A beautiful slow growing tree that produces foamy
                             Donor: Margo Ketchum          panicles of small flowers even at a young age. These
                                                           emerge before the leaves giving the tree a very frothy
 Woodland Collection #                                 look. The bark is also an attraction—papery and
A container of rare shade lovers. Coptis asplenli-         peeling. Mature height of 12’, full sun. Zone 6.
folia: An evergreen perennial with shiny fern like         Jade Garden feature.
leaves. Its bright yellow, thread-like rhizomes form                                Donor: Free Spirit Nursery
a compact mat—hence its common name “gold-
thread’. It needs acidic moist soil and shade to grow       Paeonia mlokosewitschii
well. Glaucidium palmatum var. leucanthum: Slow            Known to most as “Molly the witch”, this is the origin-
growing rhizomatous perennial with unbranched              al true yellow herbaceous peony. Its bright green foli-
stems bearing 2-3 light green palmate leaves. In late      age sets off the large single lemon yellow flowers 5” in
spring, solitary lavender flowers with gold stamens        diameter. Well drained soil in sun or part shade Zone 5.
5-8cm appear above leaves. Shady woodland. Paris                                   Donor: Frank Dorsey (estate of )
quadrifolia: A trillium relative, this woodland plants
bears its flower from the centre of each leaf whorl.       0 Fuchsia boliviana
An uncommon plant for damp shady areas. Thal-              Considered one of the most beautiful fuchsias, it
ictrum ichangense: From China comes this little            also bears small red/purple fruit with a sweet fla-
Meadow Rue that somewhat resembles an epimed-              vour. The very long tubular red flowers are borne
ium with its broad oval shiny foliage. Flowers are a       in clumps. It makes a wonderful and exotic looking
rosy pink froth. Moist, part shade. Trillium rivale:       focal point in a shade garden. Can be grown in part
A wonderful dwarf perennial that forms clumps of           sun too, but protect from temperatures below freez-
pointed mid-green leaves. Flowers are white or pale        ing. Zone 9/10.
                                                                             Donor: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
 Rustic Garden Chair
Made entirely from salvaged driftwood by a hobby-
                                                                    Silent Auction # 
ist, this is a delightful small garden chair. It is sure to                 closes at :00
draw comment.                      Donor: Bill Gurvich

 Concrete Obelisk                                                     Sponsored by
4’ in height                   Donor: Linda Shulman

                                                                  Phoenix Perennials

                                                              00 Evergreen Collection
                                                              Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘White Pygmy’: A unique
                                                              form of Hinoki cypress displaying golden fern-like
                                                              juvenile foliage on a mounding compact shrub. The
                                                              color stays best in part shade. A slow grower —3
                                                              inches a year to a maximum size of 4’x4’. Zone 5.
                                                              Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Wisseli’: This Lawson
                                                              cypress grows in a narrow upright form but with
                                                              fern-like sprigs of twisted blue-green foliage. A
                                                              wonderous sight when in spring, the branches are
                                                              covered with masses of red cones. Max height in 10
                                                              years is 15 feet. Zone 5. Podocarpus alpinus ‘Red
                                                              Tip’: A lovely dwarf conifer with dark blue-green
                                                              foliage. New growth is dark red/purple. It has a low
                                                              spreading growth habit and is evergreen. Zone 7.
                                                                                         Donor: Georges Wilson

                                                              0 Thalictrum Collection
                                                              Thalictrum isopyroides: This charming species with
                                                              a haze of greenish yellow flowers held above dense
                                                              mounds of striking steely blue leaves to 18”. It is val-
                                                              ued for its strong foliar presence from early spring
                                                              through autumn. Zone 6. Thalictrum kiusianum:
                                                              A stoloniferous and dwarf species which produces
                                                              3” mats of delicate green bronzed foliage and lilac
                                                              flowers on 4” stems. For the rock garden or front
                                                              of the border in full sun or partial shade. Zone 5.
Thalictrum ichangense (syn. T.coreanum): This spe-      Dark green foliage. Ht 20cm, spread 50cm. Zones
cies forms a lovely dense carpet with loonie-sized,     7-9. Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Rote’. Particularly
rounded, shallowly lobed, peltate leaves that have      good as groundcover, this bushy shrub has lance-
a pinkish-bronze flush when young. The pale pink        shaped bronze-green leaves and in late winter and
flowers are small, appearing in small open panicles     early spring, bears racemes of magenta flowers. Suit-
from late spring until mid-summer. Spreads gently       able for any well-drained soil. Height 60cm, spread
by underground rhizomes. 20cm tall. Part sun-dap-       75cm. Zones 7-8. Erica x darleyensis ‘Spring Sur-
pled shade. Zone 4.                                     prise’. Another good groundcover, this bushy shrub
                               Donor: Viviane Reid      has lance-shaped dark green foliage and in March
                                                        to May, bears racemes of dark rose flowers. Height
0 Heather Collection #                               45cm, spread 60cm. Zones 7-8. Erica x darleyensis
Calluna vulgaris ‘Hammondii Aureifolia’ (Scotch         ‘White Perfection’. Another good groundcover, this
heather). Evergreen shrub to 45cm in height and         bushy shrub has bright green foliage and in spring
40cm spread. Light green foliage tipped with yel-       bears racemes of pure white flowers. Height 40cm,
low from spring to early summer and short racemes       spread 70cm. Zones 7-8.        Donor: Heather Farm
of white flowers from mid-summer to late autumn.
Zone 5. Calluna vulgaris ‘Leslie Slinger’ (Scotch       0 Agapetes for You
heather). Lavender flowers in Aug-Sep, with mid-        Agapetes ‘Ludgvan Cross’: (A.rugosum x A.serpens)
green foliage. It has an excellent display of new       An old hybrid of this wonderful group of epiphyt-
growth in spring, salmon/crimson in colour. Ht.         ic—or nearly so—ericads. Proving hardy to -7 C.
16-20cm. Spd. 31-45cm. Zone 5. Calluna vulgaris         Caudex forming small shrub to 3’ with long arch-
‘Spring Torch’ (Scotch heather). Evergreen shrub        ing stems supporting closely held, neat green leaves
to 25cm in height and 40cm spread. Mid-green            and 1” bells of copper-orange that appear like snake
leaves with cream, orange, and red tips in spring,      skin. It likes cool, shady situations and perform well
turning orange in summer and red in winter, and         in pots (given consistant moisture) Zone 9. Aga-
bears short racemes of mauve-pink flowers. Zone 5.      petes serpens: This epiphytic blueberry relation from
Erica carnea ‘Nathalie’. Low, spreading heather with    China is perhaps best kept in a container—both due
linear, dark green leaves. Bears one-sided racemes,     to its hardiness(to -5 C) as well as its weeping form.
8cm long, of narrowly urn-shaped, purple-pink           Pale red, heavily veined flowers hang from under-
flowers, 6-9mm long, in late winter and early spring.   neath arching stems. Half sun. Zone 9.
Zones 5-7. Erica carnea ‘Rosalie’. Masses of bright                       Donors: Sara Jones, Nancy Herring
pink, urn-shaped flowers from January to April
with bronze-green foliage. Zones 5-7. Erica carnea      0 Fern Collection #
‘Schneekuppe’. In flower, it looks like a mound of      Athyrium niponicum ‘Red Beauty’ ( Japanese paint-
snow! Low, 6cm, spreading heather with linear,          ed fern). Deciduous fern with creeping rhizomes
dark green leaves. Bears urn-shaped, white flowers,     and lance-shaped, silvery-grey-green fronds to 35cm
6-9mm long, in late winter and early spring. Zones      long with red-purple midribs. Zone 5. Crytomium
5-7. Erica cinerea ‘C.D. Eason’. This bell heather      falcatum Japanese Holly Fern. This has a very dis-
has bright magenta flowers. Height 25cm, spread         tinctive shape, forming a vase-like crown. The
50cm. Zones 6-8. Erica cinerea ‘Fiddler’s Gold’.        fronds are 10 -20cm wide and are a beautiful glossy
This bell heather has lilac-pink flowers and golden     dark green. Easy to grow. Zone 6. Polystichum se-
yellow foliage that deepens to red. Height 25cm,        tiferum ‘Congestum’: This is a delightful miniature,
spread 45cm. Zones 6-8. Erica vagans ‘ Pyrenees         just right for tucking amongst stones. It reaches 30
Pink’. Produces a compact spreading dome of pink        to 50cm. The congested fronds are often combined
flowers, fading to white through August to October.     with cresting ones.             Donor: Anonymous
0 Lobelia Collection                                     tion have numerous petals so that the stamens and
Lobelia ‘Compliment Blue’, L. ‘Compliment Pink’,           pistils at the centre are barely visible. The double
L. ‘Compliment Red’,: The Compliment series of lo-         flowered mutant is relatively rare and thus plants of
belia hybrids is especially reliable. Flower stalks rise   it are highly prized. They are as easy to grow as those
90cm above the foliage. July to Sept. Cut out dead         of the normal salmonberry.
flowers to keep flowering going. Rich moist soil for
best results. Perennial in Zone 7 or warmer.               0 Paeonia rocki
                                  Donor: Sue Evanetz       This choice shrub peony from China has semi dou-
                                                           ble white flowers marked deep maroon at the base,
0 Great Raspberries                                      on sparsely branched upright stems to 2m. Dark
Rubus ideas ‘Tulameen’: Tulameen was bred by one           green, 9-lobed leaves have blue-green reverse. A
of UBC’s Friends of the Garden, Hugh Daubeny,              Jade Garden feature.
while working as a research scientist at Agriculture                          Donor: UBC Botanical Garden
and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agriculture Re-
search Centre (PARC). In a few short years Tula-           0 Rosa viridiflora
meen has become the world’s leading fresh market           Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’: The ‘Green Rose’ is
raspberry cultivar. An article in the New York Times,      a tidy twiggy shrub about 90cm high. Foliage is
aptly describe the fruit as “large and luscious”. Fruit    bright clear green with a hint of red when young.
have that quintessential raspberry flavour and are         Relatively disease free. The strange blooms are made
the standard for fresh eating quality. Plants are vig-     up entirely of green sepals rather than petals. This
orous and productive. Tulameen has received out-           is an unusual rose that will appeal to collectors of
standing cultivar awards from both the Canadian            novelties. Zone 5-6.
and American Societies for Horticultural Science.                      Donor: Donor: UBC Botanical Garden
In Italy and other European countries Tulameen
plants, grown in large pots, will produce fruit for        0 Cornus kousa ‘Summer Fun’
as long as four or five years. You need to add nutri-      A very attractive and new-on-the-market Chinese
ent-rich compost to the pot each spring. Tulameen          dogwood. The white and pink leaves with blue/grey
will produce delicious fruit for up to six weeks from      centres are attractive spring through fall, when the
late June through to mid-August. You can enjoy the         whole leaf is suffused with pink and purple. Growth
wonderful flavour each day, maybe with breakfast           size to 8’, leaves don’t burn in the sun and flowers are
cereal or with cream. It is advised to cut out the old     white. Zone 5.
canes after fruiting and allow three or four new canes
(suckers) to flourish for next year’s crop. Plants can     0 Dasylirion quadangularis
also go into the garden and establish a whole row to       One of the most dazzling species of Dasylirion, most
produce enough fruit to make jam or to freeze for          resembling the genus Xanthorea, the grass trees of
winter desserts. The salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis,       Australia. Eventually forming short trunks with ro-
is a common woodland shrub in coastal areas of the         settes up to 7’. The leaves can stretch up to 4’ or more
Pacific Northwest. Its pink to magenta coloured            and are produced by the gazillions, making for an
flowers, which appear in the late winter and early         extremely graceful and very symmetric form moving
spring, attract hummingbirds and are harbingers            beautifully with the slightest breeze. In the garden
of spring. Salmonberry is easy to grow and ideally         it should be placed in a sunny well drained site with
suited to minimum care, woodland type gardens.             additional summer water in dry conditions. Proven
R. spectabilis ‘Olympic Double’ (also know as Flore        hardy to -10 C. Zone 8.
Pleno) is a double-flowered mutant of the normal                                              Donor: Anonymous
salmonberry. The magnificient flowers of this muta-
 Ginkgo biloba ‘Chase Manhattan’                        well drained but moist humus rich site in our garden.
Ginkgo dates back far in fossil records—over               This collection is from Zhongdien Plateau at 14,000
150 million years. This particular cultivar is slow        feet, in 2000. Zone 5. Beta trigyna: A delightful
growing and an extremely dwarf form—reach-                 highly ornamental perennial beet, forming lusty
ing only 6-8 ft at maturity. The leaves resemble           rosettes of glossy green foliage to 1’ and elegantly
the species, but are much smaller. The fall co-            sturdy spires to 4’ from which are borne a surfeit of
lour is a brilliant yellow. A very adaptable tree to       creamy white flowers opening to chartreuse buds lat-
many conditions. Terrific in a container. Zone 4.          er fading again to green. In flower it is reminiscent
                           Donor: Rachel Mackenzie         of a cimicifuga. An enormous root stock is formed
                                                           in full sun and moist evenly draining soil. Zone 4.
 Paeonia potaninii var. trolliodes                                Donors: Heronswood, and Katherine Ley
Paeonia potaninii var. trolliodes: A shrubby peony,
forming an open clump up to 5’ tall and 5’ wide in          Special Geraniums
about 10 years. This particular clone flowers prolif-      Geranium sinense: A true rarity in geraniums, this
ically in May with outward facing flowers in a warm        plant has unusual flowers with reflexed petals that
burnt-orange colour. Throughout the growing sea-           are nearly black. The foliage forms a robust mound
son this makes an excellent foliage plant with its         that blends well with other perennials. Part sun and
deeply lobed leaves. The young foliage emerges with        moist soil are required to grow this very unusual pe-
a reddish flush.         Donor: Free Spirit Nursery        rennial. Zone 6. Geranium soboliferum: Rarely en-
                                                           countered in cultivation in North America, this har-
 Paeonia obovata ‘Alba’                                 dy perennial will grow to a height of 2’. The leaves
This herbaceous peony has beautiful dark maroon            are deeply divided and lobed, giving it an almost
colored foliage and pure white flowers with small          ferny appearance. The flowers are large and distinct-
pink markings at the base. Foliage will fade to green      ly dark red and purple and are produced abundantly
over the course of the season. Sturdy, non-flopping        on the plant. Full sun and moderate soil is all that
stems and attractive seed pods in the fall make this a     is required to grow this distinct plant. Zone 5. A
very special plant. Zone 5.     Donor: Diane Gisel         Jade Garden feature.

 Magnolia ‘Pegasus’                                      Can you invite these in for the Winter?
The 10cm (4”) candle-like flowers are white with           Passiflora alata ‘Shannon’: This difficult to obtain
delicate rays of pale pink at the base. Pegasus is small   passion flower vine is robust, of medium vigour, and
(8 to 9m - 25 to 30’ at maturity) and very floriferous.    easy to cultivate. Leaves are large, simple. Flowers
It makes a superb specimen tree for a small garden.        are large and very showy, heavily scented, pale pink
                                   Donor: Charlie Sale     and white. It flowers in late summer. It is tender and
                                                           must be brought into a greenhouse for winter, pref-
 Damp Veggies and Friends                               erably with a minimum temp of 10 C. Eucalyptus
Rodgersia pinnata ‘Maurice Mason’: A Christopher           kybeanensis: This makes a very ornamental small
Lloyd introduction with deep rosy pink flowers and         multi trunked tree with peeling bark. The white
maroon burnished foliage in the spring. When the           fluffy flowers form in clusters along the branches. A
flowers fade, the seed heads are a deep red. Zone 6.       very hardy eucalyptus for full sun. Zone 7. Com-
Rheum alexandrae DJHC 0344: Compact, leathery              bretum fruiticosum, orange flame vine. Delicate
linear leaves form low mounds from which arise in          bottlebrush type flowers are borne on the tips of the
late spring and early summer 18” stems cloaked with        vine. It needs support to grow on in full or part sun.
large creamy coloured bracts protecting the flower         Evergreen, Zone 9. Cheilanthes glauca: This small
beneath. We have found this to be quite happy in a         fern has blue tinged fronds and requires very well
drained soil. Zone 8b. Cheilanthes ladafera: Oth-        hanging just below the leaf. WOW! Light shade to
erwise known as lip ferns, these small ferns come        shade. Zone 6. Polygonatum geminiflorum: A rarely
from the Andes in central Chile. They need very          offered species—the stems reach up to 12” high car-
good drainage and are shown to their best advan-         rying deep green glossy leaves which reach up to 3”
tage in a pot. They adapt well to dry sites. Zone 8b.    in length. The flowers are creamy white and borne
                Donors: Anonymous, Kevin Kubeck,         pendulously in the leaf axils in late spring. Moist soil
                     and Roseline & Morgan Sturdy        in shade. Zone 6. Polygonatum hookerii: An unusual
                                                         dwarf Himalayan species 10 cm tall with loose spikes
0 Special Gingers                                      of small bell shaped lilac pink spreading flowers held
Hedychium forestii. A southwest China native, this       amongst the leaves of short stems. A true gem for
ginger establishes its bold presence only after spring   a trough garden making a very dwarf slow spread-
is over. It pushes up its remarkable 4’ stems rather     ing clustered tuft of leaves and flowers. Zone 6.
suddenly once the days are warmer. In August,                       Donor: Anonymous, Sheilah Henderson
white flowers appear and in early fall, seeds ripen
within a capsule that splits open to reveal bright        Cocktail Party Conversation #
red arils. Give ample summer water in sun to part        Arisaema utile: Resembling A. griffithii, but with a
sun. Zone 7. A Jade Garden feature. Hedychium            bright ruby red spathe, which holds whip-like ruby
yunnanense: This ginger has glabrous, broad, blue-       appendages. The 18” tall foliage emerges alongside
green leaves creating a tropical look and the white      the flower. Keep moist while growing, dry in sum-
flowers are very fragrant—like gardenias. The spe-       mer. Zone 5. Eucomis vandemerwe ‘Octopus’: A
cies is shorter than most gingers—3’ in height—          very rare dwarf form of the pineapple lily. Reddish
which makes it easier to mix with other plants. Sun      purple racemes and outstanding heavily marked
to part sun in evenly moist soil. Zone 7. A Jade         prostrate blue green foliage. Flowers July/August
Garden feature.                                          10” height Zone 8. Echeveria ‘Morning Light’: A
                                                         hybrid from this family of South and Central Amer-
 With a Little Attention to Detail                    ican succulents. Zone 8.
Hosta ‘Lemon Lime’: One of the best mini char-                                   Donor: Phoenix Perennials
treuse hostas for the shaded border. Forms an 8”
wide mound barely 6” high. In early summer the            A Special Vine Collection
flower scapes reach 15” with lavender flowers.           Hydrangea integrifolia: This vigorous, self-support-
Zone 3. Leucojum autumnale: This bulbous spe-            ing evergreen climber adheres to walls or trees easily
cies from the western Mediterranean has small            covering considerable areas. The mass of white fer-
white nodding bells flushed with pink on thread-         tile flowers emerges surrounded by a sparse periph-
like stems 4-8” tall. They bloom in the fall. Leaves     eral garland of white sterile flowers. The evergreen
appear after the flowers and will grow through           leaves are elliptical, 5-18cm long and 4-7cm wide.
the winter. Provide good drainage.          Zone 7.      Native to Taiwan and the Philippine Islands. Zone 9.
           Donors: Anonymous, and Patricia North         Stauntonia purpurea: A rare evergreen climbing spe-
                                                         cies from the mountains of Taiwan. The flowers are
 To Die for......#                                   a deep burgundy purple. Zone 8.
Podophyllum ‘Kaleidoscope’: This Terra Nova hy-                                           Donor: Anonymous
brid makes one amazing mayapple. Each 2’ tall
stock is topped with a large 18” wide hexagonal           Epimedium Collection #
green leaf with dazzling kaleidoscope pattern of sil-    Epimedium leptorrhizum: The lilac flowers with
ver surrounded by black. In late summer, the clump       extra-long spurs are the largest of any species cur-
is adorned with clusters of large wine red flowers       rently in general cultivation. This is a low grower
to 15cm (6”). Epimedium ogisuii: This epime-             shade, well drained soil and supplemental water in
dium is exceptional because of its compact, yet ro-      dry summers. Zone 7. Yucca gloriosa ‘ Tricolor’: A
bust habit and large white flowers that are abun-        very erect evergreen sword like leaves with white
dantly produced in March. A real treasure! Part          flowers. This yucca likes full sun and good drainage
sun. Zone 7. A Jade Garden feature. Epimedium            —sandy soil is great. Leaves are tinged in pale yellow
youngianum ‘Be My Valentine’: A stunning epime-          and have mottled shades of blue green in the centre.
dium with huge purple flowers with white centres.        Very slow growing Zone 7. Donor: Anonymous
   Donors: Margaret Charlton, Free Spirit Nursery,
                                 and Eileen Pulfrey       Photograph of “Romneya coulteri”
                                                         The fried-egg flower, or Matilija poppy, is a native
 Expedition Epidedium #                              of California that performs admirably well in UBC
Epimedium x rubrum blooms April through May              Botanical Garden. This photograph by UBCBG
with bright red flowers on 30-40cm stems. Foli-          staff member Daniel Mosquin is the first framed
age is bronze as it unfolds in the spring. Epimed-       print he has ever made available for sale.
ium lishihchenii: This species from China has only                                  Donor: Daniel Mosquin
recently been identified. The flower has large outer
sepals with white petals, and the attractive yellowish
foliage is evergreen. Epimedium sp. Chen Yi #D27.        0 Curious Cobra Lilies #
Chen Yi is a regular exporter to North America from      Arisaema nepenthoides: A tall arisaema with the slen-
her China based nursery. Sometimes the plants are        der spathe upheld to nearly 36” high on a striped and
not as labeled, but the results seldom disappoint. In    speckled stem that has the quality of snakeskin. Un-
this case it is a mystery from the start.                like other arisaemas, this one does like summer mois-
                            Donor: Philip McDougall      ture as the roots grow even during dormancy, there-
                                                         fore it must not be allowed to dry. Zone 7b. Arisaema
                                                         speciosum var. mirabile: A dark and mysterious strik-
 Muehlenbekia astonii                                 ing deep red striped white spathe emerges under the
A threatened New Zealand shrub with interwoven           shadow of a palmate leaf. Keep dry in summer. Needs
wire-like branches and small heart-shaped leaves         sharp drainage. A real beauty that grows to 24” tall.
widely spaced on the stems. Small white flowers are      Zone 5. Arisaema tortuosum var. helleborifolium:
followed by black berries. This deciduous shrub can      The tallest of the genus, shooting skyward to over
form a wonderful tangled mass up to 3’x2’. It requires   4ft in height, with snake-like stems topped by green-
a well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Zone 8b.       ish spathes with a darker, often purple, erect spadix
                                                         rising above in mid-summer. Moist shade. Zone 7.
 Down South Plants                                       Donors: Van Dusen Gardens, Phoenix Perennials
Manfreda ‘Macho Mocha’: A rosette-forming plant
from Mexico & the eastern USA. It resembles aloe          Bottle Brush and a Pal
& bears very tall inflorescences with small per-         Butia paraguayensis: This delicate small beautiful
fumed flowers opening in the evening. Yucca aloi-        palm is also known as the dwarf Yatay palm—it
folia ‘ Variegata’: A long coveted form of this sharp    grows to 12’. It can tolerate drought very well and
pointed spectacular tree yucca, the variegated forms     prefers full sun in very well drained sandy soil.
have long been in short supply because of their dif-     When established, it can take temperatures to -5 C.
ficulty in propagation. 3’ wide stacked rosettes on      Zone 9. Callistemon pinifolius: This member of the
branched trunks, the creamy variegation tinting          genus has very distinctive pine-like narrow leaves. It
rosy pink in cold weather, make the plant’s outline      is a small shrub rarely exceeding 4’ in height. The
visible from quite a distance. Full sun to dappled       flowers are a wonderful lime green and it requires
full to part sun in moist soil. Zone 8. Callistemon        cyrtis hirta. The stem is pink to cream and the flow-
subulatus: A small shrub to 6’ tall that will tolerate     ers are white with nice purple spotting. Zone 4.
quite wet conditions. It is a freely flowering plant                                 Donor: Phoenix Perennials
that produces red spikes in summer. Prune lightly
after flowering to keep it compact. Zone 9.                 Clematis viorna
                              Donor: Kevin Kubeck          Also known as the leather flower, this vine has very
                                                           distinctive flowers with extremely thick leathery se-
 Paeonia kavachensis                                    pals. They are like bells with turned up edges and
The deep rose coloured blossom of this peony is            are a red/purple color. This vine is very rarely found
strikingly bright.    Donor: Botanicas Nursery             in the trade. It can be cut almost to the ground ev-
                                                           ery year as it blooms on new wood. A very rapid
 Daphne caucasica                                       climber flowering in July/August Zone 6.
An uncommon daphne with fragrant white flowers                                             Donor: Anonymous
that start in June and go until frost. The grey-green
foliage forms an upright mound 4’x4’ in full sun to         Down Under Again
part shade. Zone 6.                                        Poncirus trifolata: This Japanese hardy orange has
                     Donor: UBC Botanical Garden           a rather scary appearance with its ferocious like
                                                           thorns. But through the seasons it has white fra-
 Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Akatuki’                      grant flowers in spring, shiny dark green foliage in
A recent immigrant from Japan with lighter green           summer, yellow leaves in autumn which fall off to
foliage than the type and a floriferous display of light   reveal glossy contorted stems and small sour orange
pink flowers in April and May along a framework            fruits. Watch where you plant it, the thorns are
ultimately to 10 ft. Develops great autumn tints of        sharp! But what a specimen plant - great in a pot for
red orange before leaf drop. Full sun in evenly moist      full impact. Full sun - a very slow grower. Zone 7.
acidic soil. Zone 5.             Donor: Heronswood         Hebe ‘Maori Gem’ is a dwarf evergreen shrub, with
                                                           height and spread to 12 in (30 cm). The glossy, spear
 Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #                 shaped, green leaves are tiny. Small white flowers;
Tricyrtis ‘Golden Leopard’: Forming a nice patch           summer. Excellent hardness in the Pacific North-
over time, toad lily is prized for its ability to bloom    west. It was first described in the Dutch bulletin
in shade and for its exotic-looking flowers. The           ‘Dendroflora’ in 1987. Coprosma ‘Black Cloud’:
large, glossy green leaves of this toad lily are heav-     A superb evergreen shrublet 3’x3’ tall and wide.
ily veined and arranged like a ladder up its won-          This New Zealand native has glossy green leaves
derfully arching stems. Borne in small open clus-          tinged with black and a very attractive branch
ters above the foliage, its primrose yellow flowers        structure. Sunny spot, summer water. Surprisingly
are heavily spotted with purplish bronze. Unlike           hardy to -8 C. Great in a container too. Zone 8.
most species, it begins to blossom in mid summer.                    Donors: Anonymous, Janie & Loren Slye,
Zone 4. Tricyrtis ‘Kohaku’ has an arching habit and                               and Elisabeth Miller Gardens
very large cup-shaped flowers that are beautifully
marked. A vigorous and very unusual hybrid origi-           Aloe Designs - a Residential Consultation
nally bred for the cut flower trade in Japan. Zone 4.      One residential consultation for garden design ser-
Tricyrtis hirta ‘Miyazaki’: A new and very beauti-         vices with Caitlin Schecter, Garden Design Consul-
ful tricyrtis from Japan. The leaves come up gold in       tant.                       Donor: Caitlin Schecter
the spring, changing to yellow and chartreuse with
a dark green leaf margin and scattered green spots.
The leaves are smooth, not hairy like normal Tri-
 Luscious Lilies #                                     emerge forming a tropical clump two to three tall.
A collection of rare lilies. Lilium nepalense: This        The new foliage is accompanied by fragrant, yellow
beautiful, rare lily has large, lime-green to yellow,      flowers. In late summer strange, erect stolons arise
bell-shaped, downward-facing, fragrant blooms with         from the tuber and become covered with fuzzy,
a dramatic deep burgundy throat and dark pollen.           hooked tubercles (hairy bulbils). It is the ability
The stoloniferous bulb can travel underground but is       of these hairy offsets to attach to fur and feather
not invasive. Widespread across the Himalayas. The         which has resulted in the distribution of this spe-
trick to growing this plant treasure in our climate is     cies over three continents. Unusual, subtropical
to protect it from fall and winter wet—grow it out-        looking and reportedly very easy to grow. Zone 7b.
doors under an overhang or in a well-drained bed                                    Donor: Phoenix Perennials
below coniferous branches. Part shade, slightly acid
soil. Zone 5. Lilium wallichianum: This Himalayan           Acer palmataum ‘Shaina’
native grows on limestone based slopes in open co-         A compact tree eventually forming a dense globe
niferous woodland, and reaches 90 to 180cm. The            shaped shrub. Responds well to pruning but can
flower is creamy white, tinged green inside, scented.      be allowed to reach 3m (10’). The deeply divided
Give winter protection indoors.                            leaves emerge a bright red in spring and darken to
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials        purple red that it holds through summer, turning a
                                                           bright crimson in fall. Very reliable.
0 Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #                                                               Donor: Charlie Sale
A collection of Hardy Subtropicals. Canna coccinea
‘Bonfire’: The delicate gladiolus-like flowers are fiery    Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’
orange-red with occasional yellow splashes on the          Collected by Ernest (Chinese) Wilson in Hubei,
throat and lips. The petals are frilled and reflexed.      China, first grown at Caerhays Castle in Corn-
The leaves are dark green. Try with burgundy-leaved        wall, England, and named ‘Diva’ for its astonish-
dahlias, sedums, phormiums and upright elephant            ing beauty. Has elegant cup-shaped flowers that
ears for hot and spicy tropical effect. Zone 8. Euco-      are rose-carmine outside and light pink inside.
mis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’: Leathery, strap-                         Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
like, burgundy-purple leaves up to 2’ long form a
striking basal rosette in the sunny garden. The late-       Fantastically Fragrant Plantagineas
summer bloom resembles a purple pineapple on a             A collection of Hostas with a difference. Hosta plan-
stalk! The entire effect is tropical and dramatic. Not     taginea ‘Aphrodite’: Large double elegant white fra-
a picky plant, this South African bulb does well in        grant flowers in compact racemes above bright green
average growing conditions but prefers full sun and        foliage. Height 45-70cm. Blooms Aug. to Sept.
moist, well-drained soil. More hardy than it may ap-       Hosta plantaginea ‘Diana Remembered’ Named af-
pear, this plant can winter over in the warmer parts       ter Princess Diana. Makes a nice 40cm x 90cm wide
of Zone 8. Musa sikkimensis: This banana originates        clump. Leaves are shiny blue-green with a creamy
from the Himalayas of NE-India and grows at eleva-         border. Has fragrant single white flowers. Blooms
tions up to 6000 feet. Some plant collectors state         Aug./Sept. Hosta plantaginea ‘Venus’: Height is
that this banana is as hardy as Musa basjoo once it        50cm. Has glossy light green foliage. Flowers are
is established. It has a massive pseudo-trunk up to        fragrant and fully double. Aug./Sept. Hosta plan-
14 feet tall and 18 inches in diameter. The leaves         taginea var. grandiflora: Height 60-70cm. Produces
are tinged with red and purple and some of them            large single perfumed flowers. Aug./Sept.
have blotches of dark red. Sikkimensis handles in-                                   Donor: Phoenix Perennials
tense heat well. Zone 8. Remusatia vivipara: In late
spring the very glossy, green, elephant ear-like leaves
 Unusual Clematis                                       Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’
Clematis potaninii DJHS4246: A distinctive species        Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’ is a lovely hybrid of M.
with panicles of upturned white flowers produced          dawsoniana and M. campbellii and puts on a fine
along moderately vigorous stems in late summer.           show in the Asian Garden at UBC. It was named
These represent seedlings of my collections from          by Alleyne Cook for his wife Barbara. M. ‘Bar-
8,000 feet outside of the Wolong Nature Preserve          bara Cook’ has flowers that are the palest pink on
in Sichuan Provence in 1996. Zone 7. Clematis la-         the outside and rosy pink inside. The buds open
dakhiana: The interesting flowers on this vigorous        upwards and then slowly turn down. Flowers are
clematis are open bell shaped in a shade of yellow/       22cm (9”) diameter. Trees are large and vigorous,
orange with mottled dark speckles. They appear in         ultimately reaching 18 to 24m at maturity.
late August. It has deep maroon stamens and slightly                     Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
twisted sepals. Prune hard—it will thrive in any well
drained soil and needs support to climb. Recom-           0 Rhododendron (‘Seattle Gold’ x yakushimanum)
mended especially to garden connoisseurs. Zone 6.         This yak hybrid has yak foliage and soft creamy pink
          Donors: Kevin Kubeck, and Heronswood            flowers, fading to white. Likes full sun and will grow
                                                          to 4 - 4.5m.                    Donor: Sue Klapwijk
 Drimys lanceolata
Drimys lanceolata (pepper tree). Upright evergreen         Colletia paradoxa
shrub with deep red shoots and elliptical glossy, dark    This strange plant does not bear leaves but instead
green leaves. Clusters of white flowers are produced      produces sharp, photosynthetic thorns. A very slow
in mid- and late spring. Height 4m, spread 2.5m.          growing deciduous plant, it requires full sun in a very
Zone 9.                       Donor: Patricia North       well draining sandy soil. The small white flowers
                                                          appear in September and are slightly scented. This
                                                          plant can tolerate temperatures to -5 C. Zone 9.
 Keeping Up with the Joneses #                                                      Donor: Kevin Kubeck
A collection of hot new garden cultivars. Geranium
‘Jolly Bee’ is a large, mounding geranium that is          Shrubby Plants
smothered in distinctive, bright blue, two inch wide,     Chlorophytum ‘Gold Nugget’: From South Africa,
white-eyed flowers the whole summer and fall until        this is essentially a dwarf variegated ground cover
frost. The plants and flowers are more robust than        spider plant. A great addition to containers with 6”
your average geranium so give it a good amount of         light cream striped leaves. Hardy to -7 C with a
space. Best in part sun (in full hot sun the flowers      mulch. Provide even summer moisture, bright light
may appear more purple than blue). Drought tol-           to fairly deep shade and decent drainage. Zone 9.
erant. Zone 4. Geranium ‘Sweet Heidy’: This new           Hydrangea aspera ssp. sargentiana: A hard to find
geranium with tri-coloured blossoms blooms non-           hydrangea that develops into a very showy shrub.
stop from late spring through early fall. Its brilliant   Large felted leaves that get bigger every year, pro-
blue/purple flowers have a pink ring that surrounds       vide a backdrop for beautiful heads of lilac pink
a white eye. Deep purple stamens and veining tie all      lacecap florets. A magnificent species of large pro-
three colors together. The habit of this variety tends    portions. Best in shade, sheltered from the wind in
to be sprawling making it a great ground cover or in      any good soil. Zone 6. x Sycoparrotia semidecidua:
baskets. Zone 5. Geranium maticulatum ‘Elizabeth          An interesting cross between Sycopsis sinensis and
Ann’: Dark chocolate brown foliage and lilac pink         Parrotia persica—resulting in a spreading shrub
flowers. Slightly rambling growth habit. 45-60 cm.        12’ tall with very unusual red/brown flowers. The
Part shade, average soil.                                 small flowers open in Feb. from brown woolly buds
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials       and reveal red anthers surrounded by brown bracts.
The foliage is semi-evergreen with a slight variega-        true jewel in the garden. Zone 3.
tion. Grow in part shade in moist soil. Zone 7.                                      Donor: Free Spirit Nursery
               Donors: Anonymous, Clare Saadien,
                                  and Charlie Sale           To Die for.... #
                                                            Another fabulous container for shade. Trillium
 Galanthus elwesii ‘Rosemary Burnham’                    luteum: This gorgeous trillium has fragrant lemon
A famous green snowdrop, found originally by our            scented yellow flowers and attractively mottled
own Rosemary Burnham in an abandoned Burnaby                leaves. Blooms in May-June and is easy to grow in
garden. Celebrated by galanthophiles everywhere.            humous rich soil Primula juliae x ‘Dorothy’: This is
                      Donor: Rosemary Burnham               the true alpine species from the Alps. From a creep-
                                                            ing mat of leaves, purple flowers with yellow centres
 Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’                             are produced in spring. The parent of many hybrids,
A variegated selection of the beautiful Himalayan           this a true gem! Podophyllum ‘Spotty Dotty’: Bril-
pine with the same long thin needles of the species         liant hybrid of several Asian mayapples with large
but with bands of yellow creating a lovely effect both      chartreuse leaves with bizarre chocolate-brown
closeup and from a distance. Grows 18” a year in an         spotting throughout the spring. Like nothing you’ve
upright form. Full sun. A gorgeous tree. Zone 5.            ever seen! In summer the leaves are green with light-
                            Donor: Patsy Davidson           ly spotted areas. Huge garnet colored flowers are
                                                            found under the leaves in clusters of 5 or more. Hu-
 Orchid Treasures                                        mus rich moist soil in full to part shade. Zone 6.
Calanthe sieboldii (syn. C. discolor f. sieboldii). Semi-   Pleione pleionoides ‘Blakeway-Philips’: A lovely spe-
evergreen terrestrial orchid producing oblong leaves        cies orchid. This pleione is a rich pink with a deep
20-30cm long. In spring, bears bright, clear yel-           pink throat and yellow stamens. Zone 8. Mukdenia
low flowers 3 cm across. Max height 30cm. Grow              rossii ‘Crimson Fans’: An herbaceous perennial that
in bright filtered light with high humidity. Zone 7.        has maple like leaves which emerge a mid green
Cypripedium reginae: (Showy lady’s slipper) has             then age to a bronze green and are finally splashed
white blooms with a redish-purple pouch. Leaves             with bright red by summer. The foliage remains red
are light green. It is a rare orchid found in eastern       throughout fall making this a wonderful ground
Canada in damp woods, bogs and swamps. Flowers              cover Adiantum venustum: The Himalayan ever-
in June. This species is near extinction in the wild        green maidenhair fern produces a stunning carpet of
Zone 5. Eucomis humilis: This species is very rare          fine brilliant soft green fronds in early spring. They
in the trade. Its big broad leaves are spotted purple       become tinged with bronze in the fall and remain
underneath as well as purple spots on the stems.            throughout the winter. Cut back in the spring to al-
The densely packed greenish-white flowers also have         low for new growth. A stunning plant for the shade
purple stems. A very unique eucomis. Full sun in            that matures at 12” in height. Zone 5.
average to moist soil Zone 7.                                                          Donor: Free Spirit Nursery
                Donors: Jason Nehring, Anonymous,
                     Heronswood and Dorina Palmer            Anemonopsis macrophylla
                                                            A most elegant summer-blossoming woodland plant
 Paeonia tenufolia ‘Plena’                               with waxy lavender nodding bells brandished along
The fern leaf peony is a very early riser in the spring.    airy black stemmed panicles to 2’ from lusty ferny
Buds emerge into clear red sprouts then the finely          clumps of foliage. Requires a shaded position pro-
divided foliage begins to form. Big red flowers,            tected from winds (this is essential) A real treasure!
strongly fragrant appear nestled in the fern like foli-     Zone 4.                 Donor: Free Spirit Nursery
age. A very compact plant only 18” in height. A
0 Beyond Cherry Blossoms #
A collection of rare Japanese perennials. Ainsilaea
                                                               Silent Auction #
cordifolia: This woodland perennial has spectacular              closes at :
silver-mottled, arrow-shaped leaves that are reminis-      (or 0 min. after close of
cent of asarum with which it often grows in the wild.            Live Auction)
Every plant has a different leaf pattern, but they are
all beautiful. Humus-rich, well-drained soil in light
shade. Zone 6. Rabdosia longituba ‘Momokaze’: This
Japanese perennial is considered by some to be “un-
accountably neglected” as it possesses many virtures,               Sponsored by
especially its late fall bloom. ‘Momokaze’ is a new
selection with pretty pink flowers held by the hun-
dreds in airy panicles on stems to about three feet
tall. One of the most remarkable perennials in the
late fall garden. Good for cutting. Morning sun or          Free Spirit Nursery
light shade, good drainage. Zone 6. Tricyrtis flava:
This beautiful and uncommon Japanese toad-lily
has large, upward-facing, bright yellow flowers with
many small brown spots in September. The dark
purple stems and slightly mottled green leaves add
contrast. Zone 4.          Donor: Phoenix Perennials

                                                         00 Galanthus Collection.
                                                         Galanthus elwesii ‘Rosemary Burnham’: A famous
                                                         green snowdrop, found originally by our own Rose-
                                                         mary Burnham in an abandoned garden in Burnaby.
                                                         Celebrated by galanthophiles everywhere. Galan-
                                                         thus elwesii Hiemalis Group: A robust snowdrop
                                                         blooming uncharacteristically in early November.
                                                              Donors: Patricia North, and Ann & Ron Barre

                                                         0 Conifer Collection part deux
                                                         Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Rainbow’: Extremely dwarf
                                                         and very slow growing cypress with lemon gold
                                                         dense growth slightly streaked with green. A rare
                                                         find Hinoki cypress that will reach no more that
                                                         2 feet high in 15 years. It will retain its colour in
                                                         full sun. Great for a trough! Zone 4. Thuja pli-
                                                         cata ‘Whipcord’: An extremely unusual dwarf plant
                                                         with thick glossy rope-like tendrils that are multi
                                                         branching and form a mounding globe shaped wa-
                                                         terfall. Foliage is green in summer and bronze in
                                                         winter. Grows 6” per year to a maximum of 6 feet
in 10 years. A must for the collector of the unusual!        and her photographs are featured in the Jade Garden.
Zone 4. Tsuga canadensis ‘Stranger’: A very slow                                               Donor: June West
growing hemlock with horizontal heavily textured
layered branches and a very upright growth habit. It         0 Fern Collection #
only reaches 16 feet tall in 75 years! Zone 3.               Polystichum polyblepharum is found in most corners
                       Donor: Elizabeth Weir-Jones           of the world. This one is Asian. It has lustrous fo-
                                                             liage, fronds are 30 to 80cm, and likes moist semi-
0 A Steal                                                  shade. Zone 5. Woodsia obtusa: A fern native to the
Astelia nervosa ‘Westland’: A shimmering new se-             Eastern USA. The fronds are 12 to 40cm long, erect
lection from this genus of New Zealand perennials            in habit, deciduous. It is of easy cultivation, growing
which are highly sought for their dramatic silver            on shady acidic or calcareous cliffs and rock ledges.
sword shaped leaves. The 15” long blades of bronze-          Rarely available.
purple with a silvery sheen flourish in well draining                                          Donor: Anonymous
soil in full sun. Zone 8.
                          Donor: Margaret Lawrence           0 Hostas
                                                             Hosta ‘Fireworks’. This is another plant with a long
0 Garden Getaway Weekend                                   and sordid past. It occurred as a sport of Hosta ‘Loy-
Be our guest for the “Home Tour and Tea” on Sun-             alist’, which was a sport of Hosta ‘Patriot’, which
day, June 3rd, 2007. Featuring 6 unique homes                was a sport of Hosta ‘Francee’, which was a sport
and tea in a tranquil seaside garden. Enjoy one              of Hosta ‘Fortunei’. This circuitous route has pro-
night accommodation for 2 guests at “Room with               duced a unique dwarf hosta, to 15cm tall x 30cm
a View”. Relax and pamper yourself in this luxuri-           wide, composed of narrow green leaves edged in
ous Bed & Breakfast, overlooking scenic Howe                 white. H. ‘Fireworks’ is perfect where a very small
Sound and the snow-capped North Shore Moun-                  eye-catching accent hosta is needed. Light shade.
tains. Enjoy a guided tour with Artworks Tours. Be           Zones 3-8. Hosta minor. Originating in Korea, this
personally guided to see local highlights and pri-           hosta will make a mound 55 x 21 cm. Leaves are
vate gardens. Enjoy dinner for 2 at Molly’s Reach            mid- to dark green, matte above and shiny below.
Restaurant, the former home to CBC “Beach-                   Superb trusses of flowers that are funnel-shaped,
comers”—now celebrating its 35th Anniversary.                light violet. Zones 3-8. Hosta ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’.
  Donor: Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society             A dwarf hosta achieving a dense, unruly, arching
                                                             mound of 60 x 25cm. Leaves are glossy olive-green,
0 Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens                   rippled edges, curved, lanceolate with an acute tip
This is the larger flowering yellow North American           and tapered, open lobes. The purple-striped flowers
native lady slipper. The flowers are large sized with yel-   are funnel-shaped and appear from late summer to
low sepals and petals often streaked with rusty brown        early autumn. Very suitable for small containers.
and a yellow lip pouch with magenta spots. Requires          Zones 3-8.                       Donor: Anonymous
bright shade in humus rich soil, well drained. Zone 5.
                                      Donor: Liz Haan        0 Epimedium Collection #
                                                             Epimedium hybrid ‘Free Spirit Candy’: Lovely ma-
0 June West Photograph #                                  roon coloured edges on this deciduous form with
Photograph #2 - A view of the Australasian section           long spurred white flushed pink flowers. This is a
of the E.H.Lohbrunner Alpine Garden with Euca-               selection from the Free Spirit trials that is not in
lyptus coccifera. June West is a well known photogra-        production yet. A real treasure! Zone 5. Epimed-
pher whose works have been widely published. She             ium epsteinii: Broad sepals contrast with reddish
is an original member of the Friends of the Garden,          purple long spurred petals on this beautiful epime-
dium from China. Good evergreen spreader with            plant. Grows 4-6” per year in full sun. Zone 5.
up to 30 flowers on each stem. Zone 5. Epimedium                                 Donor: Gudrun Hancock
‘Atlas’: A Free Spirit introduction, evergreen with
rosy-red flowers from which the tips of the spurs are     Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #
dipped in yellow. Open airy sprays of flowers well       Tricyrtis ‘Mine-no-Yuki’: This beautiful Japanese tri-
above the foliage. New leaves emerge with irregular      cyrtis hybrid has a refined habit with more or less
flecks and dots. A very sought after plant! Zone 5.      upright stems bearing light pink flowers with purple
                         Donor: Free Spirit Nursery      markings. A wonderful garden plant for fall bloom
                                                         and a good cut flower. Zone 4. Tricyrtis ohsumien-
0 Expedition Epimedium #                              sis: This rare Japanese toad lily has large, pale to mid
Epidemium ecalcaratum: Spurless with clouds of           yellow flowers with light spotting and large, thick,
rich bright yellow flowers. Petals and sepals form       somewhat succulent or waxy, green or mottled
a bell-like perianth. Rare in western cultivation.       leaves. Considered to be one of the most interest-
Evergreen. Epimedium sp. Chen Yi #D41. Chen              ing Japanese species, it is highly ornamental yet sel-
Yi is a regular exporter to North America from her       dom seen in gardens. Zone 4. Tricyrtis ‘Raspberry
China based nursery. Sometimes the plants are not        Mousse’: A very special new toad lily with solid
as labeled, but the results seldom disappoint. In this   (rather than spotted!) raspberry chocolate coloured
case it is a mystery from the start.                     flowers with darker purple spots. Though the flow-
                           Donor: Philip McDougall       ers are just an inch or so wide, they arise all up and
                                                         down the stems of plants 2 feet tall and about 18
0 Woodland Collection #                               inches wide offering a great show for the fall garden.
Dicentra macrantha: A exceedingly rare plant in cul-     Zone 4. Tricyrtis ‘Shining Light’: Lemon yellow
tivation. Spreading rhizomes produce yellow stems        leaves with green edge as they mature. White flow-
sporting handsome ferny fronds to 2’ from which          ers spotted purple. Zone 4.
appear enormous drooping 2-3” creamy yellow                                        Donor: Phoenix Perennials
flowers in abundance in late spring. An extraordi-
nary plant for moist soil in shade with protection        Paeonia obovata Alba
from the wind. Zone 4. Mukdenia acanthifolia The         This herbaceous peony has beautiful dark maroon
foliage is acanthus-like. It is low-growing and likes    coloured foliage and pure white flowers with small
a bright moist location. Flowers early April with        pink markings at the base. Foliage will fade to green
cymes of starry white flowers. Smilacina racemosa:       over the course of the season. Sturdy non flopping
Often known as false Solomons seal, this tough and       stems and attractive seed pods in the fall make this a
beautiful plant is a real asset to the shade garden.     very special plant. Zone 5.
Drought tolerant, easy to grow and pest free, the
fragrant flowers burst out in spring and are followed     Conifer Collection part trois
by stunning red berries that last for several months.    Abies koreana ‘Silberlocke’: Also known as Horst-
Zone 4.                                                  mann’s silberlocke (silvercurls) this is a slow grow-
         Donors: Judy Schmidt, Free Spirit Nursery,      ing conifer with needles that curl upwards clearly
                               and Philip MacDougall     showing their silver undersides. It eventually grows
                                                         to a medium pyramidal tree with reddish upright
 Abies koreana ‘Silver Show’                          cones. A beautiful specimen! Zone 5. Podocarpus
A small statured Korean fir tree with dark green         alpinus ‘Red Tip’: A lovely dwarf conifer with dark
needles that curl up and twist around the stem to        blue-green foliage. New growth is dark red/purple.
reveal a bright silver lower surface. Large violet up-   It has a low spreading growth habit and is evergreen.
right cones form on mature specimens. A very showy       Zone 7. Pieris japonica ‘Prelude’: The smallest of the
dwarf pieris types, this variety had dark green leaves    sturdy stems of more than eight flowers each. Great
with a tight compact habit. It only grows to a ma-        in the border or in pots. Zone 3. Phlox paniculata
ture height of 18”. Cascading white flowers in the        ‘Rubymine’: This new selection of our native Phlox
spring. Zone 4.                                           paniculata from Dutch plant breeder Rene van
         Donors: Anonymous, and Georges Wilson            Gaalen boasts leaves that are each surrounded by a
                                                          wide golden border. As the leaves age, the border
 Van Dusen Collection                                  changes to a creamy white. The 120cm tall mildew-
Arisaema griffithii: This spectacular arisaema fits       resistant clumps are topped with terminal clusters of
the common name cobra lily most aptly. The flower         lilac flowers—an eye-stopping sight. Zone 4. Phlox
emerges alongside the tripartite leaf—the long thin       paniculata ‘Sherbet Cocktail’: A new introduction
black tongue hangs from the bizarre purple and yel-       with gorgeous crumpled pale green and mauve flow-
low striped cobra-head looking spathe. It resents         ers, for growing in full sun. To 65cm.
summer heat and moisture, so plant at the base of                                   Donor: Phoenix Perennials
a large tree for best results. Zone 5. Arisaema ki-
ushianum: A very rare Japanese species, small, with        Leucosidea sericea
spathe colours of an exotic bird. It needs a sheltered    A small tree or multi stemmed shrub from South
location and is best seen when grown in a raised bed.     Africa. Evergreen, to 15’ with a scraggly crown and
Arisaema nepenthoides: A tall arisaema with the slen-     twisted looking branches. The starry flowers are
der spathe upheld to nearly 36” high on a striped         green and densely clustered in sprays. The foliage
and speckled stem that has the quality of snakeskin.      is very attractive with dark green upper leaves and
Unlike other arisaemas, this one does like summer         silky white underneath.The red/brown bark peels
moisture as the roots grow even during dormancy,          off is strips. It is resistant to frost and needs adequate
therefore it must not be allowed to dry. Zone 7b.         moisture to thrive. Zone 8.
Arisaema ringens: A very attractive plant with 2                                              Donor: Kevin Kubeck
large broad shiny leaves and fine white spathes, with
green or purple margins. The spathe limbs are hel-         Luscious Lilies #
met-like. The spathes are below the leaves and are        A collection of rare lilies. Lilium martagon ‘Ca-
best seen when grown in a waist high bed. This aris-      dense’: 1m high turk’s cap lily Lilium martagon
eama does well in Vancouver, and is much admired.         ‘Hantsing’: A L. x dalhansonii cross with L. tsing-
Arisaema sikokianum: This is one of the best known        tauense from Germany. Lilium x dalhansonii: A
Japanese arisaemas. Its spadix is an extraordinary        L. hansonii x L.martagon var. cattaniae cross, this
glowing snow white. It is easily grown in a peaty but     turk’s-cap lily prefers filtered light & cool condi-
well drained soil. To insure this, place course grit at   tions in a moist woodland humus soil.
the bottom of the planting hole. A must in any ari-                                Donor: Phoenix Perennials
saema collection. Arisaema speciosum: A dark and
mysterious striking deep red striped white spathe          More Down Under
emerges under the shadow of a palmate leaf. Keep          Yucca rupicola: This coarse textured species consists
dry in summer. Needs sharp drainage. A real beauty        of slowly clumping 2” wide undulant leaves of deep-
which grows to 24” tall. Zone 5.                          est green. An easy care plant if provided with well
   Donors: Van Dusen Gardens, Phoenix Perennials          drained soil, supplemental water in very dry places
                                                          and bright light. Zone 6. Yucca thompsoniana: A
 Keeping Up with the Joneses #                        true tree yucca —as the plant ages a trunk will form.
A collection of Hot New Garden Cultivars. Lilium          Blue-grey foliage is very attractive when topped
‘Landini’ (3 plants): This Asiatic lily is the dark-      with the white flower spikes that come in the late
est lily available! Burgundy-black flowers open on        spring. Drought tolerant, needs good drainage, very
hardy Zone 5. Maihuenia poeppigi: A mat form-            This hebe cultivar is a sport from H. ‘Mrs. Winder’
ing spiny primitive cacti from Chile with cylindrical    and was found by Doug Thomson of Irish Garden
short stems and fleshy evergreen leaves. Bright yel-     Plants, Northern Ireland, UK.
low to white 2” wide flowers form in summer and                             Donor: Elisabeth Miller Gardens
only open in the afternoon. Hot, dry sites—great in
a container. Zone 9.                                      Oddities
               Donors: Kevin Kubeck, Anonymous           Platycarya strobilacea: A deciduous tree native to SE
                                                         Asia. It has male flowers that are long, yellow and
0 Lucky Clematis                                       are grouped around a single female flowers which is
Clematis ‘Chinook’: A new herbaceous clematis with       2 ½” long. The flowers appear in late spring. The re-
a non-clinging habit and nodding mid violet-blue         sulting fruit is erect and cone like. Full sun in well
blooms with sepals that twist as they open. Blooms       drained soil. A Jade Garden feature. Zone 7. Phyllo-
July to September, to 4 feet high. Full sun. Zone 4.     cladus glaucus: celery pine, the New Zealand toatoa,
Clematis ‘Inspiration’: A clematis that not only looks   a very handsome and striking evergreen conifer. It
great in the garden but is a superb cut flower—last-     is slow to grow, ultimately reaching 4 to 6m. Needs
ing at least 2 weeks! The unique hot pink blooms         protection in winter.
are set atop long stems, the centres are bright yellow                 Donor: Brentwood Bay Nurseries Ltd.
and it blooms profusely from June to September. A
typical climber, it needs support. This clematis won      To Die For....#
various awards in Europe. Full sun. Zone 4.              Podophyllum delavayi: This is by far the most or-
                              Donor: Julie Lane Gay      namental of all mayapples currently in cultivation.
                                                         Leaves emerge in spring in sparkling concoctions of
 Hebe You Say                                         satiny green, bespeckled and blotched in tones of
Hebe ‘Bracken Hill’ is a small, semi-prostrate shrub,    deep burgundy and iridescent pink, ultimately ex-
height 6 in (15 cm) and spread 18 in (45 cm). The        panding to irregularly shaped, deeply lobed leaves
leaves are small, oval, and green to grey-green. The     to 1’ across. Clusters of blood red flowers are pro-
flowers are in 1 in (25 mm) long spikes of light blue-   duced in late summer, resulting in plum sized yellow
mauve flowers, which fade in time. It is a fully hardy   fruit. This does not go dormant in summer. Rich
hebe selection, a cross between H. allanii and H.        well drained soil in cool moist partial shade. Zone 6.
pimeleoides, named after the location of the Bristol     Podophyllum hexandrum: The Himalayan version
Botanic Garden, where it was raised. Hebe ‘Lindsay       of the eastern mayapple with imposing, tri-lobed
White’ is an evergreen shrub with an upright habit       leaves marbled in purple when young and nodding
and dark purple stems, which grows to about 40 in        rich pink flowers followed by egg sized red fruit in
(1 m) high. It has concave, mid-green, oval leaves,      early autumn. Adequate moisture in any soil, shade
0.8 in (20 mm) long. Stout spikes of white flowers       or part shade . A true collectors plant. Zone 5.
are seen in early summer. Has performed well in the      Polygonatum curvistylum: A woodland plant from
Pacific Northwest. This cultivar is a seedling from H.   China with very impressive stature and form. Tall,
‘Lindsayi’. It was raised in 1990 by Graham Hutchins     rigid stems rise in early spring. Whorls of narrow
of County Park Nursery, Hornchurch, Essex, UK.           leaves, as well as the pendant pinkish mauve flow-
Hebe ‘Purple Shamrock’ (syn H. ‘Neprock’) is a           ers and translucent red fruits are clustered at each
small, compact, evergreen shrub, growing to 24 in        node. Flowers appear in June. Grows to 5’ tall in
(60 cm) high. The spear-shaped green leaves have         moist soil in part shade. Zone 6.
cream edges, with a purple flush to new growth, and        Donors: Trina Henriksen, and Sheilah Henderson
turn purple in winter. Light mauve flowers may be
seen in summer. Hardy in the Pacific Northwest.
 Is Your Garden Incomplete?                           sun. Zone 4. Clematis ‘Olgae’ (Integrifolia Group):
Shortia galacifolia: This rare low evergreen woodland    A slender stemmed scrambling herbaceous peren-
plant is from the Carolinas and forms dense clumps       nial with bell shaped mid violet blue flowers with
by producing runners. The shiny leaves provide a         twisted sepals. Blooming from June to September,
backdrop for the solitary flowers—like white nod-        the flowers form silky seed heads that last until win-
ding bells, that rise 6” above the foliage in spring.    ter. A delightful plant for the perennial border or it
Also known as Oconee bells, it grows in moist            also makes a good ground cover. Zone 4. Clematis
rich shade Zone 7. Sanguinaria canadensis ‘Ple-          ‘Pangbourne Pink’: An herbaceous, non-climbing
na’: One of spring’s most treasured plants this rare     clematis that makes a delightful subject for the mid
double form of bloodroot is a stunning sight when        to front border. The open bell-shaped deep mauve
it blooms in April. The grey green divided foliage       pink flowers bloom all summer long. Plant in full
is very attractive until it goes dormant in late sum-    sun and cut back in early spring Zone 3.
mer. A real gem for the woodland garden. This plant                                    Donor: Julie Lane Gay
was selected by the RHS as one of the top plants of
the last 200 years. Zone 4. Ranunculus constan-           Paeonia rockii
tinopitarus ‘Plenus’: An extremely good clumping         This choice shrub peony from China has semi-dou-
selection that displays a seemingly endless progres-     ble white flowers marked deep maroon at the base,
sion of large double flowers of bright yellow cen-       on sparsely branched upright stems to 2m. Dark
tred in green. The stems are nestled amongst hand-       green 9 lobed leaves have blue-green reverse.  A
some mounds of deeply dissected foliage and rise         Jade Garden feature.
to 10”. Best in full sun in humus rich soil. Zone 6.                 Donor: Donor: UBC Botanical Garden
             Donors: Glen Patterson, Barry Roberts,
                                       and Gail Rogers    Heavenly Hepaticas
                                                         Hepatica acutiloba: The broad heart shaped leaves of
 A Duo of Clematis                                    this dainty plant get to 2” in width. The dark green
Clematis serratifolia: A species clematis with rela-     leathery leaves are smooth on top and the under-
tively small pale yellow nodding open flared flowers,    sides are covered in dense hairs. The white to pink
centred with a full boss of reddish brown stamens.       flowers last for a long time and are always a welcome
Flowers in Aug-Sept. Zone 5. Clematis pitcheri is        sight when little else is blooming in the garden. The
a little known but fabulous climber, ranging from        leaves turn russet and purple in the autumn and
Iowa south to Texas growing in moist woods, for-         remain on the plant through winter as a source of
est margins and stream banks. The dainty pendant         nourishment for the plant. A delightful addition to
purple bell-shaped flowers with recurved tips ap-        a shade garden. Zone 5.
pear from June through September and are followed           Donors: Allison & Richard Carson, Anonymous
by fruits with silky tails—simply delightful. Prefers
part shade or light sun. Zone 5.                          Two Hepaticas
              Donors: Barbara Cross, and Sara Jones      Hepatica acutiloba: The broad heart shaped leaves of
                                                         this dainty plant get to 2” in width. The dark green
 A Trio of Clematis                                   leathery leaves are smooth ontop and the undersides
Clematis ‘Blue Boy’ (Integrifolia Group): Has small      are covered in dense hairs. The white to pink flowers
nodding violet blue flowers, bell shaped at first then   last for a long time and are always a welcome sight
fully opening from June to September. Stems grow         when little else is blooming in the garden. The leaves
to 2 metres and don’t cling but rather lean against      turn russet and purple in the autumn and remain
supports. A beautiful semi herbaceous variety ideal      on the plant through winter as a source of nourish-
for scrambling through perennials and shrubs. Full       ment for the plant. A delightful addition to a shade
garden. Zone 5. Hepatica noblis var. maxima: This         in the height: ssp. lithophila is only 8-12”. The flow-
species is found only on Matsushima Island in Japan.      ers are a striking blood red with yellow stamens. A
The flowers are a deep vivid pink. The leaves are 10      wonderful specimen for a rock or trough garden.
-12cm wide, occasionally to 15cm. Moist humus-            Zone 3.
rich soil in semi-shade. Zone 5.
   Donors: Allison & Richard Carson, Anonymous             Sorbus HWJ 0
                                                          Another Hinkley collection, this one has yet to
0 Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #                             bloom. Deciduous tree. Zone 6.
A collection of Hardy Subtropicals. Cautleya spic-                                   Donor: Heronswood
ata: This wonderful hardy shade ginger has slender
stems to about three feet tall from which emerge           What says Summer more?
a tropical-looking spike of brilliant yellow flowers      Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’: Lingholm is the collective
subtended by bright red bracts. The flowers emerge        name given to the fertile blue poppy group. The flow-
successively over a month or more each of which           ers are large -10cm. dia.- with broadly oval petals of
lasts three to five days. The red bracts remain for the   thick texture and prominent veining. They are deep
entire bloom period. Definitely something you’ve          sky-blue. Grow in humus-rich soil in semi-shade.
never before imagined for your shade garden! Mulch        Paeonia ‘Julia Rose’ (Itoh): Semi double flower that
in winter for a little extra protection. Similar to C.    changes from cherry red to orange to yellow. In-
gracilis but taller with a stouter inflorescence Zone     tersectional peonies have the flower and foliage of
8. Hedychium ‘Pink’: The attractive tropical foli-        a tree peony but the growth habit of a herbaceous
age is topped late in the season with beautiful, deli-    peony. A real treasure! Zone 4.
cate and fragrant flowers in various shades of pink.                        Donors: Betsy Morrow, Bill Terry
Full sun in rich soil with abundant moisture dur-
ing the growing season. Mulch in winter Zone 8.            A Stately Presence in the Woodland Garden
Hedychium greenii: This highly ornamental spe-            Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’: This excep-
cies has leaves that are deep maroon on the under-        tional plant exhibits lustrous deep black burgundy
sides, colour that also infuses the stem. This species    foliage in spring before fading to greenish purple in
blooms in early October in Vancouver with a small,        summer. Terminal clusters of creamy bell shaped
tight inflorescence of relatively large, dark orange,     flowers appear atop the 6 ft. stems in early summer
unscented flowers. Full sun in rich soil with abun-       resulting in crops of glistening black purple fruit.
dant moisture during the growing season. Mulch in         The overall appearance is of a very handsome, well-
winter. Zone 8. Hedychium thyrsiforme: This mag-          mannered bamboo. Shade to part shade in evenly
nificent species has luxuriant dark green foliage and     moist conditions. A beauty for the woodland garden.
a unique inflorescence. The flowers are white and         Zone 7. Cardiocrinum cordatum. Spectacular lily-
delicate with extremely long white stamens. The           like, trumpet-shaped, creamy-white, scented flowers,
flowers are held tightly in the inflorescence which is    borne in summer and attractive, heart-shaped, dark-
wider than it is tall. Full sun in rich soil with abun-   green leaves 30cm long. Prefers a partially-shaded
dant moisture during the growing season. Mulch in         sheltered site in moist but well-drained soil. Zone 7.
winter. Zone 8.            Donor: Phoenix Perennials      Lysimachia paridiformis var. stenophylla: With dense
                                                          clusters of golden yellow flowers held atop each leaf,
 Paeonia tenuifolia ssp. lithophila                    it is a plant illustrated in Roy Lancaster’s fine book
A very rare version of the fern leaf peony. A slow        Travels in China. Clumping in nature, this is an ex-
growing very long lived plant that forms large colo-      citing species for full sun or partial shade in any well
nies by creeping rhizomes. The difference between         drained soil. Zone 7.
this subspecies and the Paeonia tenuifolia proper is                 Donors: Heronswood, and Jason Nehring
 Homesick for South Africa                              Rosa viridiflora
Dierama grandiflorum: This perennial bulb has light       Rosa chinensis ‘Viridiflora’: The ‘Green Rose’ is
mauve flowers with darker markings in late spring or      a tidy twiggy shrub about 90cm high. Foliage is
early summer. Growing to 3’ tall it will withstand        bright clear green with a hint of red when young.
drought once established. Full sun. Zone 8. Dierama       Relatively disease free. The strange blooms are made
reynoldsii: A rarer kind of angels fishing rod with its   up entirely of green sepals rather than petals. This
grassy foliage and arching stems, this dierama has        is an unusual rose that will appeal to collectors of
dark wine red flowers. Full sun and moist condi-          novelties. Zone 5-6.
tions. Zone 7. Tritonia disticha ssp. rubrolucens:                                          Donor: Iain Taylor
A very pretty bulb from South Africa with narrow
crocosmia-like foliage and mid to late summer blos-        Tetrapanax papyrifer (steroidial giant)
soms of rose red along 18” stems. Cultivate in full       This amazing tropical looking plant is fast grow-
sun and extremely well drained soil and it will form      ing with thick fuzzy upright stems and leaves. It is
robust floriferous clumps over time and offer a very      known as the rice paper plant and grows to 12’ tall
fine floral display in mid to late summer. Zone 8.        with leaves 3-5’ wide. A true garden specimen. It
                    Donors: UBC Botanical Garden          will stay evergreen as long as the temperature doesn’t
                                       and Tish Davis     drop below -10 C, otherwise it will die back to the
                                                          ground and emerge again in spring. Full sun to light
 Acer griseum                                          shade. Zone 8.                     Donor: Dena Kelly
Paperbark maple: This aristocrat of the genus, with
beautiful crispy shags of cinnamon-coloured bark          0 Cocktail Party Conversation #
and dark green trifoliate leaves with a greyish white     Amorphophallus bulbifer: A “Voodoo Lily” from
underside, hence its specific epithet, transitioning to   Nepal that is hardy in Zone 8 if planted a foot deep
brilliant shades of red and orange in autumn. 25ft        with good drainage. The flower may be 18” tall, and
in full sun or light shade and any well drained soil.     is quite colourful, with a spathe that is mottled on
Zone 4.                         Donor: Heronswood         the outside and rich crimson/pink on the inside,
                                                          with a cream-coloured spadix. The foliage is also
 Curious Cobra Lilies #                               very striking, with attractively segmented leaves on
Arisaema galeatum: Known as the helmet cobra lily,        a green-mottled petiole that should reach 3’ or more
this Himalayan species makes a stunning specimen          in a shaded location with lots of compost. The tu-
plant growing to 4’+ tall. Textured tripartite huge       bers are at or very near blooming size. The flower
green leaves often are edged in purple. The lime          stinks for a few hours shortly after opening, then
green helmeted inflorescence, emerges with the            stops. Cardiocrinum giganteum (Indian selections):
foliage and sits atop a short stem near the ground        Identical to the standard C. giganteum except that
in early spring. Good drainage and light shade are        the new foliage is variously coloured with burgun-
needed. Zone 6. Arisaema utile: resembling A.             dy—some plants have all burgundy leaves, others
griffithii, but with a bright ruby red spathe which       have burgundy veins and a burgundy infusion to the
holds whip-like ruby appendages. The 18” tall foli-       foliage, others have burgundy veins set in rich green
age emerges alongside the flower. Keep moist while        leaves. The colour fades as the leaves age but they are
growing, dry in summer. Zone 5. Arisaema specio-          spectacular and well worth it. Provide better drain-
sum var. magnificum: This very handsom cobra lily is      age than the standard form. Zone 7. Pteridophyllum
a larger form of A. speciosum.                            racemosum: Strange and rare woodland perennial
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials       from the mountains of Japan. The evergreen foli-
                                                          age looks like a clumping fern until the 10” scapes of
                                                          white flowers bloom in summer. No one will guess
that it is in the poppy family. Rock garden or trough      side and rosy pink inside. The buds open upwards
plant for well-drained humus-rich soil in shade. Best      and then slowly turn down. Flowers are 22cm (9”)
in cool summer areas. Zone 5.                              diameter. Trees are large and vigorous, ultimately
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials        reaching 18 to 24m at maturity.
                                                                          Donors: Roseline & Morgan Sturdy
 Wollemia noblis
The Wollemi pine, long believed to be extinct, cre-         Aged Urn of Spring Treats
ated a botanical sensation when recently discovered                                         Donor: John Minty
in a remote valley in Australia. Its location has been
carefully protected. A limited number of this hand-         Crinodendron hookeriana
some monkey puzzle relative have been propagated           Stiffly branched shrub with evergreen pointed leaves
and we are delighted to have been able to have this        and lantern shaped scarlet flowers that are produced
on our list.                       Donor: Cec Fraser       from late spring to summer. Likes part shade in
                                                           moist fertile soil in a protected site. Zone 8.
 Beyond Cherry Blossoms #                                                         Donor: Margaret Charlton
A collection of rare Japanese perennials. Leucoscep-
trum japonicum ‘Golden Angel’: This golden yel-             Ypsilandra thibetica
low-leaved form of this Japanese woodland perenni-         A rare species in cultivation that creates handsome
al lights up the woodland garden all season long and       rosettes of evergreen foliage to 5”x5” with long and
is then topped with spikes of soft yellow flowers in       narrow leaves and late winter spikes of fragrant
fall. Said to be one of the prettiest foliage plants for   strikingly clean white flowers to 8”. Best cultivated
brightening the shade garden. Light shade or morn-         in partially shaded sites in humus rich soil. Truly an
ing sun. Zone 5. Calanthe Kuzo hybrids (red selec-         extraordinary plant for the cool moist garden. Zone
tion): These are vigorous hybrids of the very hardy        7.
C. discolor and the very fragrant C. izu-insularis. Ten                                    Donor: Heronswood
inch spikes of highly fragrant flowers in shades of
pink, red and purple top the attractive, pleated foli-     0 Still Down Under
age in spring. Best in humusy, well-drained soil in        Correa schlectadalii: An upright species with nar-
shade or part shade or as a cold-greenhouse pot plant.     row grey green leaves bearing pendant narrow red
One of the best calanthes for the garden. Blooming         bells with chartreuse green tips. It is more heat and
size virus-free plants from flasked seedlings. Zone 7.     drought tolerant than other species. Part sun in well
Cacalia delphinifolia: This under-appreciated shade        drained soil. Zone 9. Drimys lanceolata ‘Suzette’: A
plant from Japan has beautiful shiny maple-shaped          wonderful splash-variegated cultivar of Tasmanian
leaves. The mound of foliage is topped by a three          pepperwood elicits frequent “what is that?” ques-
foot tower of frizzy white flowers in August. Of-          tions from gardeners. 5-8’ tall, half sun, normal wa-
fers interesting foliage contrast to hostas and other      ter. The foliage is larger and the branching habit
shade perennials. Light to deep shade. Zone 5.             more open than the unvariegated plant. Extremely
                          Donor: Phoenix Perennials        rare plant from the UK. Zone 8. Prostranthera lasi-
                                                           anthos: A tall graceful Australian shrub growing to
 Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’                                10’ tall. This member of the mint family has very
Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’ is a lovely hybrid of M.           aromatic leaves when touched. Moist shady condi-
dawsoniana and M. campbellii and puts on a fine            tions are required. Showy masses of thin soft white
show in the Asian Garden at UBC. It was named              flowers appear in early summer. Zone 9.
by Alleyne Cook for his wife Barbara. M. ‘Barbara                         Donors: Kevin Kubeck, Anonymous
Cook’ has flowers that are the palest pink on the out-
 Daphne bholua                                         vigorous stems to 30 feet, large pure white flowers
Daphne bholua. Upright, deciduous shrub with              borne in mid spring as the leaves begin to appear.
narrow lance-shaped, leathery, dark-green leaves.         These are collections from E. Nepal near the Tibet-
Terminal clusters of richly fragrant white flowers,       an border at over 12,000 feet in 2002. Zone 6.
flushed purple-pink, are produced in late winter,                                        Donor: Heronswood
followed by fleshy, spherical blackish-purple fruit.
Grow in sun or partial shade. Ht 3m, spread 1.5m.          Rhododendron rex
Zones 8-9.                                                The Encyclopaedia of Rhododendren Species, Peter
            Donor: Brentwood Bay Nurseries Ltd.           A. Cox and Kenneth N.E. Cox, describe Rhodo-
                                                          dendron rex as “a very handsome foliage plant with
 Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Kisojinohara’                large, well-filled trusses. It is one of the hardiest
A newly introduced selection of Enkianthus from           of the subsection.” R. rex makes a lovely tree in a
Heritage Seedlings with pleasing horizontal branch-       woodland garden.
es, forming a large shrub or small tree to 6ftx4ft. The                            Donor: Wrenhaven Nursery
flowers are of more substance and possess a creamy
yellow base color withy pinkish veins and a rose red       Paeonia cambessedesii
skirt opening from deeper colored buds. Fantastic         The Majorcan peony is a herbaceous perennial,
autumn tones of red and orange. Full sun, evenly          flushed overall with red or purple, especially when
moist, acidic soil. Zone 5.                               young. Single bowl shaped deep pink flowers are 6-
                               Donor: Heronswood          10cm across.
                                                                        Donor: Petals and Butterflies Garden
 More Bottle Brushes
Callistemon ‘Woodlander’s Hardy’: With leaves soft         From the Asian Steppes and Beyond
to the touch, this evergreen bottlebrush blooms on        Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese plumbago).
new growth. It has long arching stems 6-10’ long          Open-branched, spreading, deciduous shrub with
with red flowers in the spring and sometimes again        slender, bristly, mid-green stems. Lance-shaped,
in early fall. Reported to be hardy to Zone 7 (?).        dark-green leaves with purple margins turning red
Callistemon viridiflorus: A compact evergreen shrub       in autumn. Spike-like clusters of pale to mid-blue
with arching branches and yellow-green flowers in         flowers 2.5cm across with red-purple tubes are pro-
dense spikes produced in late summer. Survives in         duced from summer to autumn. Zone 6. Filipendula
full or part sun in moist soil. Zone 8.                   kamtschatica: A giant hardy perennial, this mead-
                                Donor: Kevin Kubeck       owsweet with its bold foliage and frothy blooms can
                                                          reach a height of 9’. A multi-stemmed specimen is a
 Clematis viorna                                       true standout in the garden, giving an almost tropi-
Also known as the leather flower, this vine has very      cal look. Moist soil and full sun will let this stun-
distinctive flowers with extremely thick leathery se-     ning plant thrive. Zone 3. A Jade Garden feature.
pals. They are like bells with turned up edges and        Incarvillea sp. DJHC 0173: From collections in
are a red/purple color. This vine is very rarely found    Yunnan Province, this species has long leaves to over
in the trade. It can be cut almost to the ground ev-      1 foot, are comprised of 7 sets of small leaflets with
ery year as it blooms on new wood. A very rapid           one large terminal leaflet, while the flowering scape
climber flowering in July/August. Zone 6.                 rose to 15” carrying numerous capsules to 3”. Ex-
                               Donor: Colleen Fenn        pect large, fluffy edged pink tubular flowers with ex-
                                                          quisite etchings of yellow and white inside. Zone 7.
 Clematis montana HWJK                                       Donors: Heronswood, Free Spirit Nursery,
With handsome dark green compound foliage along                                              and Patricia North
 Helleborus thibetanus                                Epipactis gigantea: A perennial orchid that grows in
Helleborus thibetanus. Perhaps the loneliest of all      moist spots. The orchid flowers are pale yellow and
hellebore species, Helleborus thibetanus is complete-    brown with purple veins and show up in summer.
ly isolated geographically from other species in the     Moisture is essential in full sun. Hepatica nobilis
genus. Endemic to China’s Gansu, Shaanxi, Hubei,         ‘Crema’: A heavily mottled leaf on this hepatica
and Sichuan provinces, it is relatively new to West-     makes it a very choice plant. Podophyllum ‘Spotty
ern gardens. Flowers are white-pink, often veined,       Dotty’: Brilliant hybrid of several Asian mayapples
3-6 cm across. Height 50cm. Zones 5-8.                   with large chartreuse leaves with bizarre chocolate-
                          Donor: Philip McDougall        brown spotting throughout the spring. Like noth-
                                                         ing you’ve ever seen! In summer the leaves are green
0 Rhododendron pachysanthum                            with lightly spotted areas. Huge garnet colored
An outstanding foliage plant, compact and dense,         flowers are found under the leaves in clusters of 5 or
and free flowering once mature. Flowers are white        more. Humus rich moist soil in full to part shade.
with pink.                                               Zone 6.                   Donor: Free Spirit Nursery

 Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’
Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ is an evergreen
shrub or small tree. It is a hybrid of the tree rhodo-
dendron, R. arboreum ssp. cinnamomeum and R.
campanulatum. R. ‘Sir Charles Lemon’ has very
attractive flower trusses of white with violet traces.
The leaves are particularly fine with much substance
and have an attractive fawn coloured felted under-
side. It grows to 6m (10’) and makes a handsome
specimen. It is always admired and much sought
after.                       Donor: Margo Ketchum

 Nolina ‘La Siberica’
One of the most distinctive bear grasses available.
The 2” wide dark evergreen leaves form a billow-
ing tree-like fountain of foliage atop a central stem.
It resembles a ponytail palm (same genus). A true
specimen plant and very hardy. Zone 7b.
                            Donor: Margo Ketchum

 A Collection
A fabulous container filled with woodland delights.
Anemone trifolia: With three lobed leaves (almost
strawberry like) this anemone has brilliant white
flowers. A pretty woodlander that forms gently
spreading clumps in part shade. Dryopteris affinis
‘Crispa Gracilis’: This remarkable dwarf fern is very
suited for a miniature garden. The semi evergreen
fronds have curved hook-like tips in a pewter hued
green. The plant often looks like a miniature conifer.

         Bidding Frenzy                                                Live Auction

   Two “lots” will be offered in a bidding frenzy at                   Sponsored by
the start of the Live Auction. Five gift certificates
for the Flying Tiger Restaurant, $50.00 in value, will
be sold, at face value, to the first five bidders.
   In the second “lot”, five Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi                             the
pine) will be sold at $250.00 each to the five lucky at-
tendees. In both cases, it is important to raise your            Bank of Montreal
bid card quickly. The first five bidders idntified by the
auctioneer will take home the prized trees.
         Wollemi pines donated by: Wollemi pine
North America and Susan March                                The Canadian Gardener
                                                            You too can be a “Canadian Gardener” in David
                                                            Tarrant’s gear—red jacket and overalls by Wetskins.
                                                            Completing the outfit, are a pair of autographed
                                                            rubber boots! David leaves behind 2 pots of his
                                                            favourite plants, Hepatica nobilis and Adiantum
                                                            venustum for your TLC, as he sets up a new home
                                                            and garden in Mexico. Because of David’s love of
                                                            the colour blue, a selection of seeds from Seedhunt
                                                            is included—Lathyrus nervosa, Phacelia californica
                                                            and Phacelia bolanderi—for in the seeds of today
                                                            are the flowers of mañana. While waiting for these
                                                            to sprout, sit back and enjoy a “cuppa” of The Gar-
                                                            deners Delight tea, specially blended by The Secret
                                                            Garden Tea Company and first served at the High
                                                            Tea Farewell at UBC for David.
                                                            Adiantum venustum: The Himalayan or evergreen
                                                            maidenhair fern produces a stunning carpet of fine
                                                            brilliant soft green fronds in early spring. They be-
                                                            come tinged with bronze in the fall and remain
                                                            throughout the winter. Cut back in the spring to
                                                            allow for new growth. A stunning plant for the
                                                            shade that matures at 12’ in height. Zone 5. Hepat-
                                                            ica nobilis: This beauty of the spring garden thrives
                                                            is the shaded woodland where its leaves are ever-
                                                            green throughout winter. Pure blue flowers emerge
                                                            in early spring along with bright new green leaves.
                                                            This plant is also known as liverwort—a very unflat-
                                                            tering name for such a pretty plant, but it was used
                                                            medicinally to treat liver disorders. Zone 4.
                                                                             Donors: David Tarrant, Anonymous
 Windcliff                                             me. Don gave me a few bulbs so that I had it again
If Heronswood left you breathless, then here is the     until it was stolen from my garden! Pam Frost, an-
opportunity to repeat the experience. Visit Wind-       other gardening friend, gave me several bulbs, which
cliff, in Indianola, Washington (Olympic Peninsu-       are beginning to increase nicely and are planted in a
la), the new home of Dan Hinkley and Robert Jones       safe place!” Rosemary’s exquisite watercolour of her
and follow in the footsteps of Dan and Robert as        plant will be with you always, as a reminder of what
you tour the garden. Over lunch, compare garden         each spring will bring.
notes with a world-renowned plantsman, or discuss       Galanthus ‘Rosemary Burnham’: A famous green
architecture with Robert. Back in you own home,         snowdrop, found by our own Rosemary Burnham
you’ll treasure the Holboellia angustifolia knowing     in an abandoned garden in Burnaby. Celebrated by
that it came from Heronswood—just before the            galanthophiles everywhere
gates were closed!                                       Donors: Kathy Leishman, and Rosemary Burnham
Holboellia angustifolia DJHS4246: We consider
this to be among the best vines for milder climates.     Rhododendron proteoides
The palmately compound foliage comprises five el-       Rhododendron proteoides is prized by connoisseurs
egantly narrow evergreen leaves (three when young-      for its superb foliage. It is an extremely slow grow-
er). Produces gorgeous, fragrant lavender flowers       ing dwarf species is a very choice plant. The small
in early spring, followed by large plum size fruit. A   leaves are recurved and the undersides are covered in
wonderful vine from Heronswood collections in Si-       a thick attractive woolly indumentum. Difficult to
chuan Province at 8,000 feet. Zone 7-9.                 propagate, young plants fetch up to $50.00 and are
               Donors: Heronswood, Dan Hinkley,         rarely offered for sale. A plant as mature as this one
                                    and Robert Jones    is a true rarity. This rhododendron would be beau-
                                                        tifully placed in a well drained rock garden rich in
 Calling all Galanthophiles                            organic matter. R. proteoides is native to steep slopes
How are new plants discovered and named? Here           and cliffs in Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan. Flowers are
is one such story by Rosemary Burnham, artist and       white to pink.
Friend of the Garden. “While a young and new gar-                Donor: Rhododendron Species Foundation
dener, I used to ramble around looking for plants in
old gardens and lanes to add to my own. Very often       The Three Amigos
my friend Bodil Leamy used to come along, and one       Has wondering what to prune and how to do it
day, while we were rummaging around the remains         got you climbing the garden fence? Why not let
of an old house in the bottom of one of Burnaby’s ra-   3 UBC Botanical Garden Horticulturists—David
vines, I found a clump of snowdrops, some irises, and   Grieser, Tony Maniezzo and Andrew Hill—take
a few blackberry and grass-smothered rosebush cut-      your worries away and do the work for you? For
tings. When we looked closely at the snowdrops we       three hours these experts will hand prune (no chain
noticed that they were different, having green mark-    saws here) and provide advice. Like all profession-
ings, and they were much admired but not thought        als they will take care of the cleanup. Later, feast on
important, this being long before ‘Galanthophilia’      goodies selected from merchants on Granville Is-
(about 45 years ago!). Luckily, I gave some bulbs to    land, sip Gardeners Delight Tea and take pleasure
many of my gardening friends because my clump be-       in your garden’s new look. Now, the only thing that
came overgrown and I lost it. My friend, Don Arm-       will be left climbing your garden fence is a clematis!
strong, a wonderful plantsman and gardener, de-         NOTE: Applies only to a garden located in the
cided to research the snowdrop with the RHS and         GVRD.
it was discovered to be unique, and was named for                           Donors: UBC Botanical Garden,
                                                               Oyama Sausage Company, The Salmon Shop,
                                                                             Norah Gibson and Anonymous
 A Garden with a View                                  of the best known Japanese arisaemas. Its spadix is
You and 5 friends can visit a green roof garden that    an extraordinary glowing snow white. It is easily
has been featured in many books and publications        grown in a peaty but well drained soil. To insure
and learn first hand from Glen Patterson how he         this, place course grit at the bottom of the planting
moved his former garden to his current location         hole. A must in any arisaema collection. Arisaema
overlooking Coal Harbour. The maturity and di-          speciosum: A dark and mysterious striking deep red
versity of the plantings will astonish you and give     striped white spathe emerges under the shadow of
you an appreciation of the immensity of the proj-       a palmate leaf. Keep dry in summer. Needs sharp
ect. Glen’s fondness for rhododendrons is featured      drainage. A real beauty which grows to 24” tall.
in the setting and one is included in this package.     Zone 5. Arisaema tortuosum var. helleborifolium:
After the tour, lunch will be provided by the host.     The tallest of the genus, shooting skyward to over
Glen mentioned that his speciality is peanut butter     4ft in height, with snake-like stems topped by green-
sandwiches—your choice of jam or honey!                 ish spathes with a darker, often purple, erect spadix
                                                        rising above in mid-summer. Moist shade. Zone 7.
Rhododendron saluenense ssp. chameunum: A pros-
                                                                                 Donors: VanDusen Gardens
trate to fairly compact shrub ideal for the small
garden. Flowers are a striking reddish-purple of a
colour rarely seen in other species. Leaves are often    Just with You in Mind
reddish, coppery or purple in winter.
          Donors: Margo Ketchum, Glen Patterson         Jazz up your entrance, patio or deck with three fabu-
                                                        lous pots by architect Scott Alan. Scott will consult
 Cobras that don’t Bite                                with you, choose great containers, and then fill them
                                                        with exciting and interesting plants that will give
Arisaema griffithii: This spectacular arisaema fits
                                                        pleasure through the seasons. This is a chance to
the common name cobra lily most aptly. The flower
                                                        learn from a master. You’ll have three stunning con-
emerges alongside the tripartite leaf—the long thin
                                                        tainers and the experience to do it again next year.
black tongue hangs from the bizarre purple and yel-
                                                                       Donors: Scott Alan from Soil Design
low striped cobra-head looking spathe. It resents
                                                                                            and Anonymous.
summer heat and moisture, so plant at the base of
a large tree for best results. Zone 5. Arisaema ki-      Pseudolarix amabilis
ushianum: A very rare Japanese species, small, with
spathe colours of an exotic bird. It needs a shel-      Pseudolarix amabilis: Golden larch. A beautiful,
tered location and is best seen when grown in a         hardy, slow-growing, deciduous tree, broadly coni-
raised bed. Arisaema nepenthoides: A tall arisaema      cal in habit. The long larch-like green leaves turn a
with the slender spathe upheld to nearly 36” high       golden yellow in fall. The cones develop on young
on a striped and speckled stem that has the quality     trees and are reddish brown. These stud the branch-
of snakeskin. Unlike other arisaemas, this one does     es in a most attractive way. AGM 1993. Zone 6. Our
like summer moisture as the roots grow even dur-        specimen is 2 metres.
ing dormancy, therefore it must not be allowed to                              Donor: Mosterman Plants Inc.
dry. Zone 7b. Arisaema ringens: A very attractive
                                                        0 Crocus by Mary Comber Miles
plant with 2 large broad shiny leaves and fine white
spathes, with green or purple margins. The spathe       Local artist Mary Comber Miles has travelled the
limbs are helmet-like. The spathes are below the        world to paint specimens from the wild as well as
leaves and are best seen when grown in a waist high     public and private gardens. Much of her work has
bed. This ariseama does well in Vancouver, and is       appeared internationally in various shows as well as
much admired. Arisaema sikokianum: This is one          in Vancouver’s Harrison Galleries. She attended the
                                                        Cambridge School of Art and is descended from
a family of several distinguished horticulturists in     tobe Garden, considered to be one of the top 5 Japa-
England. Mary describes the subject of this piece        nese gardens outside Japan. Take a tour by a Friend
as follows: “It is difficult to dispute that the small   of the Garden guide, who will introduce you to the
spring flowers of Crocus chysanthus are the most wel-    garden’s many symbolic interpretations of the trees,
come sight in early spring. ‘Snow Bunting’ is dis-       bridges and waterfalls. Participate along with 5
tinct with its white flower with purple feathering on    guests in an Urasenke ceremony (traditional tea cer-
the outside of the perianth and a golden throat.”        emony) conducted at the Nitobe Tea House. Place
                         Donor: Mary Comber-Miles        the wood fired hanging lantern ‘Yukidori’ in your
                                                         garden, where it will be a symbol of light dispelling
 Philadelphia Bound                                    darkness. Let the oxidation fired stoneware ‘Garden
The highlight of your visit to Pennsylvania will be      Warrior’ be a guardian of the Paeonia ‘Sequestered
private tours of the three “Prides of Philadelphia” ..   Sunshine’ and Phyllostachys nigra.
Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens and Winterthur.            Phyllostachys nigra (black bamboo) is a clump
Chanticleer (private tour by staff for eight in 2007     forming plant, suited to pot culture, that produces
during the Open Season) Chanticleer, opened to           smooth green culms that turn a lustrous black in
the public in 1993, was the estate of Christine and      their second or third year. Paeonia ‘Sequestered
Adolf Rosengarten Sr.. Although originally known         Sunshine’ (Itoh): Semi double yellow flower that is
for its majestic trees and verdant lawns, today the      5-7”. Good long stem and makes an excellent cut
focus is on plant combinations, often relying on fo-     flower. Intersectional peonies have the flower and
liage more than flowers.                                 foliage of a tree peony but the growth habit of a her-
                                                         baceous peony. Zone 4.
Longwood (private tour by staff for eight during
                                                                        Donors: Millie Kermode, Susan Egan,
Open Season.) Longwood Gardens, created by
                                                             Keith Snyder, Jacqueline White, Lynne Johnson
Pierre S. du Pont, is one of the premier arboretums
                                                                                  and Tropic to Tropic Plants
in the country, if not the world. The gardens en-
compass horticultural displays, meadows, a four-acre      Bonsai Ulmus x elegantissima
conservatory and an extensive system of fountains.
                                                         Ulmus x ‘Jacqueline Hillier’ ( age 22 years ) The bon-
Winterthur (private tour of garden and museum/           sai with its container and soil, physically indepen-
house by staff for eight in 2007 during Open Sea-        dent of the earth since its roots are not planted in
son.) Winterthur was founded by Henry Francis du         it, is a separate entity, complete in itself, yet part of
Pont. To enhance the 1000 acre natural setting, he       nature. That is why it is often referred to as “ heaven
selected the choicest plants from around the world       and earth in one container.” So, why not become an
to ensure a succession of blooms from January to         owner of a piece of heaven?
November. The Winterthur mansion has an unsur-                                          Donor: Ray Zaporizon
passed collection of antiques and Americana.
          Donors: Chanticleer, Longwood Gardens,          A Potter’s Trough
                 Winterthur, and Margo Ketchum.          This handmade, unique and totally weather-proof
 Surprise from Earthrise.                              trough blends the look of traditional, aged and worn
                                                         concrete with strong, sure contemporary lines. The
A peaceful place to repose with a mossy, concrete        plant palette is high in texture and botanical inter-
bench and a delightful shade planter.                    est. Included are Sophora prostrata from New Zea-
                                  Donor: Earthrise       land, hardy Puya from Chile and Ephedra from the
 Nitobe Gardens
                                                                   Donors: B. B. Designs, and David Demers
Nestled in 2 acres of native BC forest, lies the Ni-
 Singing in the Rain                                    geoides: A superb climber reaching 12m. Leaves are
Lower mainland wet weather will not deter the gar-        broadly rotund-ovate and coarsely toothed. Flow-
dener dressed in sunny yellow Helly Hansen rainge-        ers are white, 20-25cm across, blooming in late July.
ar (hat, jacket and pants), the same type worn by         Native of Japan. Plant at the base of a large tree or
the UBC Garden staff. Equipped with a Lee Valley          against a large wall. Establishment is slow during the
spade and fork, gardening will be a breeze. Why not       time the vine is putting down a good root system;
complete the outfit with Lee Valley Boots, endorsed       once this is done climbing is steady.
by Judy Newton as “these boots are made for gar-                      Donors: Kathy Thompson, Anonymous,
dening”. Don’t forget to take frequent breaks and               UBC Botanical Garden, The Sage Restaurant,
relax on the green metal garden bench to savour the                                         and Linda Paterson
moment and the chocolates from Chocolate Arts.
             Donors: Anonymous, Lee Valley Tools           Woodland Wonders
                                                          Does your shady garden area need a showstopper?
 The Jade Garden                                        Then make room for a Lido pot from GardenStone,
Reading the Jade Garden, written by Peter Whar-           filled with treasures chosen and planted with flair by
ton, Curator of the David Lam Asian Garden, Brent         a superb plantsman, Gary Lewis, of Phoenix Peren-
Hine, Curator of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Gar-          nials.
den, and Douglas Justice, Associate Director and          Arisaema tortuosum: The tallest of the genus rising to
Curator of Collections, will introduce you to the         over 6ft in height, shooting skyward with snake-like
fascinating flora of “the green mantle of Asia”. For a    stems topped by greenish spathes with a darker of-
first hand look at some of the plants, join world trav-   ten purple erect spadix rising above in midsummer.
eler and collector, Peter Wharton, on a private tour,     Moist shade. Zone 7. Glaucidium palmatum: Slow
for 8, of the Asian Garden. Then, why not invite 3        growing rhizomatous perennial with unbranched
guests for lunch at Sage restaurant, one of the best-     stems bearing 2-3 light green palmate leaves. In late
kept secrets in Vancouver. Perhaps wear the hand-         spring, solitary lavender flowers with gold stamens
made jewelry, a necklace made with new jade and           5-8 cm appear above leaves. Shady woodland. Ari-
a tribal silver pendant and matching jade earrings,       saema griffithii var. pradhanii: This is the rare Sik-
and others will be green with envy! In your own           kim form of this magnificent species. It is prized for
backyard, start an Asian section with three plants        the prominent yellow striping on the spathe. The
that are featured in the Jade Garden book.                thread like tongue can reach 18” long. A true rare
Plants: Helwingia chinensis, Deutzia ningopoensis         gem that needs a dry shaded spot in summer. Zone 5.
‘Pink Charm’ and Schizophragma hydrangeoides.             Arisaema kishidae has interesting pattered leaf-
Deutzia ningpoensis ‘Pink Charm’ is a beautiful           lets. The spathe extends above the leaves and has a
open shrub with lance-shaped mid-green leaves.            very long spathe limb and drip tip. Arisaema utile
Panicles 10cm long of star-shaped pink-tinged flow-       resembles A. griffithii but with a bright ruby red
ers are produced in summer. Prefers full sun. Ht and      spathe, which holds whip-like ruby appendages.
spread to 6m. Zone 7. Helwingia chinensis: Narrow         The 18” tall foliage emerges alongside the flower.
glossy spears of deep green foliage with burgundy         Keep moist while growing, dry in summer. Zone 5.
overtones sport pedicels and small greenish flowers       Cypripedium japonicum: The spectacular heavy
adhered to the upper leaf surface, resulting in cran-     pleated leaves of this orchid resemble a Japanese
berry sized purple fruit sitting upon the leaf as if it   hand fan. Held just above the foliage is the scrump-
were glued to it. Stems rise to 6’ in the woodland in     tious pink ladyslipper flower. Breathtaking! Plant
semi shade. A true conversation plant featured in the     in a humus rich soil, to 10” tall in light shade. Zone 4.
Jade Garden book. Zone 6. Schizophragma hydran-           Liriope muscari ‘Okina’: This very cool selection
of clumping monkey grass has, in the spring, 75%         or La Cucina e Terrazza, located on the Boardwalk
of each leaf a pure white. As the plant matures, the     in Ganges (gift certificate included). To continue
white becomes speckled with green flecks eventually      your experience in 2008 (there is no room at the inn
changing to all green by fall. In late summer, stalks    this year), book accommodations for two people for
of lilac flowers emerge. A stunning 10” tall easy to     three nights , or four people for two nights at Baker
grow plant that will stop you in your tracks! Zone 6.    Beach Cottage. Relax in the tranquility of the set-
Paris polyphylla (5 plants): Perhaps more than any       ting, attend the Saturday Market, visit the art galler-
other perennial, this rare woodland treasure earns       ies, enjoy golfing/hiking/kayaking or simply sit on
the right to be called “exquisite”. Paris is a Tril-     the beach at Booth Bay and watch the eagles soar.
lium relative from the Himalayas, western China,              Donors: Oyster Catcher Seafood Bar and Grill/
and southeast Asia. The stem is circled by a single               La Cucina e Terrazza, Baker Beach Cottage,
whorl of glossy, green leaves which is echoed by the                 Margo Ketchum, Fraser’s Thimble Farms,
flower with its own whorl of green bracts, subtend-            Quarrystone House B & B., and Susan Russell
ing threadlike yellow-green petals, golden stamens,
and purple ovary. Part shade in rich soil. Zone 6.       0 An Evening of Fireworks
Polygonatum odoratum ‘Byakko’: The leaves of this        Why fight the crowds and the parking associated
stunning variegated solomons seal are white on the       with the Vancouver summer fireworks display, when
lower half and green on the tips. The name means         you and 5 friends can view it all from the terrace
“white tiger”. Nearly disappearing from cultivation,     of the Point Grey Spanish style home of Thomas
it is now making a slow comeback. A real choice          Hobbs and Brent Beattie of Southlands Nursery.
plant for the shade. Zone 4. Trillium grandiflorum       Your gracious hosts will tour you through their
‘Plenum’: A very rare spectacular fully double tril-     home and garden, then treat you to a dinner pro-
lium. It looks like a delicate white rose sitting atop   vided by Crown Street Caterers. Bring along the
the foliage. Flowers turn gradually from pure white      two books ‘Shocking Beauty’ and ‘The Jewel Box
to pink. They also have a very long blooming time        Garden’ to be autographed by the author. While ad-
compared to other trilliums. Absolutely stunning!        miring the superb seasonal containers, don’t forget
Full to part shade Zone 4.                               to ask Thomas and Brent how to care for your own
           Donors: Phoenix Perennials, GardenStone       window box filled with tender succulents.
                                                                            Donors: Crown Street Caterers,
 Simply Saltspring                                                                  Greenhouse Growers,
Hop a ferry or catch a float plane and head for Salt-          Thomas Hobbs & Brent Beattie, Anonymous
spring, the largest of the Gulf Islands, known for its
scenery, arts and crafts and island hospitality. Once     Over the Pond
there, check into the Quarrystone House, situated        How long have you dreamed of having your picture
on five country acres and overlooking the waters of      taken as you stand at the Palm House, the Chinese
Stonecutters Bay. That evening, enjoy the stunning       Pagoda, the country garden of Penelope Hobhouse,
sunsets, stroll through the Garry oak and arbutus        or next to the National Collection of the Genus
woods, or relax by the fireplace. The next morn-         Galanthus? Imagine no longer because this is the
ing, head to Fraser’s Thimble Farms where Nancy          year to make the dream come true! Be treated to a
or Richard Fraser will tour you through their nurs-      “behind the scenes tour” of England’s premier gar-
ery, filled with an outstanding collection of rare       dens and spend two nights at a three star hotel in
plants. Use the $250.00 gift certificate when select-    Central London.
ing those plants that you always wanted, but were
                                                         Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (private tour for two
afraid to buy! To satisfy your other hunger, head
                                                         by a member of staff ) The Palm House and the Chi-
for either the Oystercatcher Seafood Bar and Grill
nese Pagoda are probably the most recognizable
structures located in the Royal Botanic Gardens,
                                                              Generous Supporters
Kew. Known as the world’s leading botanic garden,
Kew was officially inscribed in 2003 on the list of          We gratefully acknowledge and thank all those
World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, since it houses           donors who have so generously donated items at
one in eight of every known plant species. Its three
                                                          this Auction. Without their support this event
hundred acres on the bend of the Thames contain
                                                          would not have been possible.
trees planted as early as the 18th century, as well as
newly planted rarities from recent expeditions. The
garden is rich in history not only of plants but of
noted contributors to the garden such as Joseph
                                                              Major sponsors:
Banks, Sir William Hooker and Capability Brown.
RHS Garden, Wisley (private tour for two with a           	    	   Bank	of	Montreal
senior member of the curatorial staff ) Amid the          	    	   GardenWise
half-timbered Tudor style buildings on this 240           	    	   Mission	Hill
acre property are the rock, alpine, formal/walled,        	    	   Free	Spirit	Nursery
and model vegetable gardens, greenhouses, arbo-           	    	   Phoenix	Perennials
retum, fruit fields, and trial areas. In a special area   	    	   Maynards
is an English Garden developed by Penelope Hob-           	    	   anonymous
house. Wisley also holds the National Collection
of Crocus, Colchicum, Epidedium and Galanthus, to
mention but a few.
Along with your guidebooks, pack the Chiltern cat-
alogue, since a number of the gardens grow the same
                                                                   nd tier ($000)
plants offered as seed by this company. Why not try
your hand at raising those included in your pack-                Pop	Packaging,	Inc.
age? Antigonon leptopus, Kennedia (mixed species)         	    	 GardenWorks
and Bignonia unguiscati. Lastly, choose a place wor-      	    	 Valleybrook	Gardens	Ltd.
thy of royalty for your Achimenes ‘Harry Williams’.       	    	 Herronswood	Nursery
This mostly tropical genus has a few hardy cultivars.
Plant Delights nursery in North Carolina (Zone 7)
has trialed a number of achimenes for winter har-
diness and found that ‘Harry Williams’ “returned
in great shape after a winter low of eight degrees F
                                                                    rd tier ($00)
(-13 C).” This cultivar emerges in June with fuzzy
green foliage and is topped in summer with beauti-               Evergro	Canada	Ltd.
ful pansy-shaped flowers that emerge crimson red,         	    	 Paul	Sangha	Ltd.
then morph to crimson violet, both with a contrast-
ing yellow throat. Part sun to part shade. Zone 8.

     Donors: RHS Wisley, Royal Botanic Gardens,
        Kew, Renshaw Travel and Tour Concepts,
             Phoenix Perennials, and Anonymous,

                Donors:                                       Heartfelt Thank Yous

     Botanical Gardens and Societies:                     This Auction could not have happened without
        Alpine Garden Club                             many volunteers giving so freely of their time, ef-
        Chanticleer                                    fort, and skills. We show them below, but if there
        Elisabeth Miller Gardens                       any who have been omitted this is inadvertent.
        Longwood Gardens                               Our apologies for this omission but nevertheless
        Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew                   our thanks for your contribution to the Auction’s
        Rhododendron Species Foundation                success.
        RHS Wisley Garden
        VanDusen Botanical Garden
                                                       Master of Ceremonies            Terri Clark
     Businesses and other:
         Avenue Machinery Corp.                        Auctioneer                      Hugh Balmer,
         West Point Grey Academy                                                       Maynards
         many individual donors

   Every effort has been made to list all donors and
sponsors in this catalogue. However, if any donor
                                                                Collectors’ Auction
has been omitted through early printing deadlines                Committee 00
or through error, please accept our sincere apolo-
gies and be assured that your donation is no less
                                                                       Liz Haan - chair

                                                       Gillian Beattie          Stewart Cunningham
                                                       Moya Drummond            Gail Durland
                                                       Margot Ketchum           Alison Palmer
                                                       Penny Pedersen           Judy Newton
                                                       Barry Roberts            Charlie Sale
                                                       Kathy Shynkaryk          Jodi Simkin
                                                       Pam Sinclair             Roseline Sturdy
                                                       Dorothy Yarema

           Volunteers                            Index of Auction Plants
            Sponsored by                            *Plants in collections may not be included indi-
 Valleybrook Gardens                             vidually in this list.
                                                 Abies koreana ‘Silver Show’
Adamov, Gabriala      Marr, Gill
                                                 ...................................................... 311/Silent Auction 3
Auld, Joyce           Maunder, Hazel
                                                 Acer griseum ............................. 336/Silent Auction 3
Battye, Donna         McClean, Kathy
                                                 Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’ .......... 241/Silent Auction 2
Beattie, Gill         McKee, Wendy
                                                 Acer palmatum ‘Fairy Hair’
Boyd, Rosemary        McNeur, Marilyn
                                                 ...................................................... 157/Silent Auction 1
Brodie, Ruth          Mennie, Barb
                                                 Aesculus pavia ........................... 162/Silent Auction 1
Burnham, Rosemary     Morrow, Betsy
                                                 Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’
Callahan, Elizabeth   Newton, Judy
                                                 ...................................................... 158/Silent Auction 1
Carder, Gill          Olejnik, Blanche
                                                 Anemonopsis macrophylla
Cooke, Bonny          Palmer, Alison
                                                 ...................................................... 258/Silent Auction 2
Cross, Barb           Palmer, Dorina
                                                 Camellia transnokoensis ......... 160/Silent Auction 1
Cryder, Pat           Parsons, Carol
                                                 Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Rotfuchs’
Cunningham, Denise    Paterson, Linda
                                                 ...................................................... 144/Silent Auction 1
Cunningham, Stewart   Pedersen, Penny
                                                 Chionanthus retusus ............... 168/Silent Auction 1
Daubeny, Marian       Pulfrey, Eileen
                                                 Chondropetalum tectorum
Davidson, Patsy       Reid, Myrna
                                                 ...................................................... 161/Silent Auction 1
Dennison, Linda       Rogers, Gail
                                                 Clematis montana HWJK2314
Diner, Nadine         Sale, Charlie
                                                 ...................................................... 355/Silent Auction 3
Drummond, Iain        Scarth, Jillian
                                                 Clematis viorna
Drummond, Moya        Schmidt, Judy
                                                 ...................................................... 236/Silent Auction 2
Durland, Gail         Simkin, Jodi
                                                 ..................................................... 354/Silent Auction 3
Egan, Susan           Sinclair, Don
                                                 Clerodendrum trichotomum
Ellis, Anita          Sinclair, Leslee
                                                 ...................................................... 134/Silent Auction 1
Evanetz, Sue          Sinclair, Pam
                                                 Colletia paradoxa ..................... 251/Silent Auction 2
Forester, Virginia    Sirrs, Louise
                                                 Cornus kousa ‘Summer Fun’
Fraser, Lorraine      Smailes, Catherine
                                                 ...................................................... 209/Silent Auction 2
Gill, Genise          Sturdy, Roseline
                                                 Crinodendron hookeriana
Gordon, Bonnie        Shynkaryk, Kathy
                                                 ...................................................... 347/Silent Auction 3
Gorchynski, Judy      Taschuk, Debora
                                                 Crinodendron patagua ........... 123/Silent Auction 1
Gorham, Jennifer      Tuyp, Ronda
                                                 Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens
Haan, Liz             Vanee, Helen
                                                 ...................................................... 304/Silent Auction 3
Hoff, Ingrid          Watson, Sue
                                                 Daphne bholua ......................... 351/Silent Auction 3
Ketchum, Margot       Weir-Jones, Liz
                                                 Daphne caucasica ..................... 233/Silent Auction 2
Ketchum, Robin        Wilson, Georges
                                                 Dasylirion quadangularis ....... 210/Silent Auction 2
La Fountaine, Eric    Wynn, Barbara
                                                 Disanthus cercidifolius ........... 132/Silent Auction 1
Lavoie, Ashley        Yarema, Dorothy
                                                 Drimys lanceolata .................... 246/Silent Auction 2
Lawrence, Marg
                                                 Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Akatuki’
Ley, Kay              Apologies for any errors
                                                 ...................................................... 234/Silent Auction 2
Madderom, Marie       or omissions.
                                                 Enkianthus campanulatus ‘Kisojinohara’
...................................................... 352/Silent Auction 3   Paeonia tenufolia ssp. lithophila
Franklinia alatamaha ............... 138/Silent Auction 1                     ...................................................... 331/Silent Auction 3
Fuchsia boliviana ...................... 170/Silent Auction 1                 Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’
Galanthus elwesii ‘Rosemary Burnham’                                          ...................................................... 254/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 137/Silent Auction 1   Polygonatum verticillatum ‘Rubrum’
..................................................... 253/Silent Auction 2    ...................................................... 101/Silent Auction 1
..................................................... 300/ Silent Auction 3   Pseudolarix amabilis ........................... 9/Live Auction
Ginkgo biloba ‘Chase Manhattan’                                               Rhododendron decorum ssp. decorum
...................................................... 211/Silent Auction 2   ...................................................... 164/Silent Auction 1
Ginkgo biloba ‘Tubiformis’                                                    Rhododendron minus var. minus
...................................................... 126/Silent Auction 1   ...................................................... 166/Silent Auction 1
Glycyrrhiza yunnanensis ........ 119/Silent Auction 1                         Rhododendron oreotrephes ‘Exquisitum’
Helleborus thibetanus............. 359/Silent Auction 3                       ...................................................... 163/Silent Auction 1
Hydrangea scandens ‘Fragrant Splash’                                          Rhododendron pachysanthum
...................................................... 153/Silent Auction 1   ...................................................... 360/Silent Auction 3
Jasminum sp. DJHS 3134                                                        Rhododendron proteoides
...................................................... 152/Silent Auction 1   ................................................................. 4/Live Auction
Jovellana sinclarii...................... 139/Silent Auction 1                Rhododendron rex
Leucosidea sericea .................... 317/Silent Auction 3                  ...................................................... 356/Silent Auction 3
Liquidambar acalycina ............ 121/Silent Auction 1                       Rhododendron ‘Sir Charles Lemon’
Lonicera crassiflora .................. 156/Silent Auction 1                  ...................................................... 361/Silent Auction 3
Magnolia ‘Barbara Cook’                                                       Rhododendron strigillosum hybrid
...................................................... 135/Silent Auction 1   ...................................................... 167/Silent Auction 1
..................................................... 248/Silent Auction 2    Rhododendron (‘Seattle Gold”x yakushimanum) ....
...................................................... 344/Silent Auction 3   250/Silent Auction 2
Magnolia ‘Pegasus’ ................... 214/Silent Auction 2                   Rosa viridiflora ......................... 120/Silent Auction 1
Magnolia sprengeri ‘Diva’                                                     ...................................................... 208/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 243/Silent Auction 2   ...................................................... 338/Silent Auction 3
Magnolia ‘Woodsman’ ............ 146/Silent Auction 1                         Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ ............ 130/Silent Auction 1
Magnolia zenii .......................... 112/Silent Auction 1                Sorbus HWJ 31041................. 332/Silent Auction 3
Muehlenbekia astonii .............. 227/Silent Auction 2                      Tetrapanax papyrifer (steroidial giant)
Nolina ‘La Siberica’ .................. 362/Silent Auction 3                  ...................................................... 339/Silent Auction 3
Paeonia cambessedesii ............. 357/Silent Auction 3                      Trillium chloropetalum ‘Volcano’
Paeonia kavachensis ................. 232/Silent Auction 2                    ...................................................... 111/Silent Auction 1
Paeonia mairei .......................... 147/Silent Auction 1                Tsuga hederophylla - Bonsai ............. 7/Live Auction
Paeonia mlokosewitschii ........ 169/Silent Auction 1                         Ulmus x elegantissima - Bonsai
Paeonia ‘Morning Lilac’ (Itoh)                                                Wollemia nobilis ...............................14/Live Auction
...................................................... 115/Silent Auction 1   ..................................................... 342/Silent Auction 3
Paeonia obovata ‘Alba’............. 213/Silent Auction 2                      ..................................................................Bidding Frenzy
...................................................... 313/Silent Auction 3   Ypsilandra thibetica
Paeonia rockii ........................... 114/Silent Auction 1               ...................................................... 349/Silent Auction 3
...................................................... 207/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 327/Silent Auction 3
Paeonia tenufolia ‘Plena’ ......... 256/Silent Auction 2

      Plant Collections                                                       Keeping Up with the Joneses #2
                                                                              ...................................................... 247/Silent Auction 2
                                                                              Keeping Up with the Joneses #3
Damp Veggies and Friends ..... 216/Silent Auction 2                           ...................................................... 316/Silent Auction 3
Down South Plants.................. 228/Silent Auction 2                      Lobelia Collection ................... 205/Silent Auction 2
Down Under ............................. 136/Silent Auction 1                 Love Hebe’s ............................... 131/Silent Auction 1
Down Under Again ................. 237/Silent Auction 2                       Lucky Clematis ......................... 320/Silent Auction 3
Drama Queens.......................... 150/Silent Auction 1                   Luscious Lilies #1 ..................... 127/Silent Auction 1
Elegant Carpeting .................... 148/Silent Auction 1                   Luscious Lilies #2 ..................... 239/Silent Auction 2
Epimedium Collection #1 ..... 109/Silent Auction 1                            Luscious Lilies #3 ..................... 318/Silent Auction 3
Epimedium Collection #2 ..... 225/Silent Auction 2                            More Bottle Brushes................ 353/Silent Auction 3
Epimedium Collection #3 ..... 308/Silent Auction 3                            More Down Under .................. 319/Silent Auction 3
Erythronium Collection ........ 118/Silent Auction 1                          Native Plant Collection #1 .... 104/Silent Auction 1
Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #1                                        Native Plant Collection #2 .... 215/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 145/Silent Auction 1   Oddities ..................................... 322/Silent Auction 3
Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #2                                        Orchid Treasures ...................... 255/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 235/Silent Auction 2   Pine Collection......................... 116/Silent Auction 1
Even Toadlilies Deserve to Be Loved #3                                        Shrubby Plants .......................... 252/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 312/Silent Auction 3   Some Height in the Garden... 149/Silent Auction 1
Evergreen Collection............... 200/Silent Auction 2                      Special Geraniums ................... 218/Silent Auction 2
Expedition Epidedium #2 ...... 226/Silent Auction 2                           Special Gingers ......................... 220/Silent Auction 2
Expedition Epimedium #1..... 102/Silent Auction 1                             Species Clematis ....................... 141/Silent Auction 1
Expedition Epimedium #3..... 309/Silent Auction 3                             Spring Blues............................... 128/Silent Auction 1
Fantastically Fragrant Plantagineas                                           Spring Ephemerals ................... 155/Silent Auction 1
...................................................... 244/Silent Auction 2   Still Down Under..................... 350/Silent Auction 3
Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #1 .... 113/Silent Auction 1                           Surprise from Earthrise. ...................12/Live Auction
Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #2 ..... 240/Silent Auction 2                          Tender Hearted Carnivores ... 142/Silent Auction 1
Feelin’ Hot! Hot! Hot! #3 ..... 330/Silent Auction 3                          Thalictrum Collection ............ 201/Silent Auction 2
Fern Collection #1................... 108/Silent Auction 1                    To Die For...#1 .......................... 100/Silent Auction 1
Fern Collection #2................... 204/Silent Auction 2                    To Die for.... #2 ......................... 257/Silent Auction 2
Fern Collection #3................... 306/Silent Auction 3                    To Die For....#4 ......................... 323/Silent Auction 3
From the Asian Steppes and Beyond                                             To Die for......#3 ........................ 222/Silent Auction 2
...................................................... 358/Silent Auction 3   Two Clematis of Verona ......... 117/Silent Auction 1
Galanthus Collection. ............. 300/Silent Auction 3                      Two Hepaticas .......................... 329/Silent Auction 3
Great Raspberries ..................... 206/Silent Auction 2                  Unusual Clematis ..................... 245/Silent Auction 2
Heather Collection #1 ............ 107/Silent Auction 1                       Van Dusen Collection............. 315/Silent Auction 3
Heather Collection #2 ............ 202/Silent Auction 2                       What says Summer more? ...... 333/Silent Auction 3
Heavenly Hepaticas ................. 328/Silent Auction 3                     With a Little Attention to Detail
Hebe You Say ............................ 321/Silent Auction 3                ...................................................... 221/Silent Auction 2
Homesick for South Africa .... 335/Silent Auction 3                           Woodland Collection #1........ 165/Silent Auction 1
Hosta Pot ................................... 105/Silent Auction 1            Woodland Collection #2........ 310/Silent Auction 3
Hostas ......................................... 307/Silent Auction 3         Woodland Wonders .........................18/Live Auction
Is Your Garden Incomplete? .. 324/Silent Auction 3
Keeping Up with the Joneses #1
...................................................... 124/Silent Auction 1

 Garden Themed Auction Items

Aloe Designs - a Residential Consultation
........................................................... 238/Silent Auction 2
An Evening of Fireworks ......................20/Live Auction
Concrete Obelisk 4’ in height .... 172/Silent Auction 1
Crocus - painting by Mary Comber Miles
....................................................................10/Live Auction
Garden Getaway Weekend.......... 303/Silent Auction 3
Gift Certificate from Flying Tiger Restaurant
...................................................................... Bidding Frenzy
June West Photograph #1 ........... 106/Silent Auction 1
June West Photograph #2 ........... 305/Silent Auction 3
Just with You in Mind .............................8/Live Auction
Nitobe Gardens ......................................13/Live Auction
Over the Pond ........................................21/Live Auction
Philadelphia Bound ...............................11/Live Auction
Daniel Mosquin Photograph of ‘Romneya coulteri’
........................................................... 229/Silent Auction 2
Rustic Garden Chair .................... 171/Silent Auction 1
Simply Saltspring ...................................19/Live Auction
Singing in the Rain ................................16/Live Auction                                          BMO Bank of Montreal
The Canadian Gardener .........................1/Live Auction
The Jade Garden .....................................17/Live Auction                                              is a proud sponsor of the
The Three Amigos ....................................5/Live Auction
Windcliff ...................................................2/Live Auction                         Collectors’ Plant Auction at
                                                                                                      UBC Botanical Gardens

                                                                                                                 From your friends at BMO Bank of Montreal

                                                                                                            UBC Botanical Garden
                                                                                                            and Centre for Plant Research

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