At the end of a big day gardening we certainly feel like we’ve put in a good day’s work but is gardening really considered good exercise? For the most part, yes. According to the University of Virginia, gardening rates up there with other moderate to strenuous forms of exercise, like walking and cycling.

Sizzling summer flowering shrubs - Sambucus racemosa Black Lace (image + link)

With summer well and truly settling into most of Canada what better time to look at some of our favourite flowering shrubs.

One of the trends that we have seen really ‘grow’ the past few years has been the use of ornamental grasses in the landscape. This is not by accident, as grasses are an excellent selection for your yard for many different reasons.