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Of all the families in the garden, no one has as many empty views as the “evergreen leaves”. Leafy leaf A plant has broad and falling leaves. And persistent green means that the leaf will remain.


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The fact is, there are some wonderful plants in this category, which are sometimes referred to as broad green leaves. There are so many types it’s hard to say. Be our favorites:

  • Eunimos. When a client enters the garden and asks for anonymity, an experienced gardener knows what it really means (just like a client who seeks refuge every spring, who wants to plant an alison). Customer number one requires euonymus. Unripe evergreen leaves up to Zone 4, generally accustomed to additions and are found in deep green and variable yellow or cream and green. As the roots of the air, which stick to bricks, wood, or anything else on their path, grow, all euonymus emerge, supporting them.

Like the Boston Ivy or Virginia Cripper, their upright inclination is not a negative aspect of the plant. The development of the euonymus is more objective, which gives you the opportunity to re-cut before taking control of your castle.

Florists use ionium as a great addition to most florists.

Although insect repellents can be permanent, very few insects are disturbed. Mark has a large leaf winter crepe onometer that reflects the kitchen window, which has lived with insects for 12 years. Balance is controlled by sleep oil.

  • Hardy Blue Holly. Do not confuse the unbelievable strong blue with English Holly, which grows like a perfume in BC and in the UK. Hardy Blue Holly is a hybrid between the English Auxiliary and the winter hardy Alex Rugosa. Introduced from the United States a generation ago, Zone 5 has become a major landscape plant.


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The flowers are dioxide, which means that some plants produce male flowers while others produce female flowers. When buying a strong blue holly, it is best to look for a prince and princess. A prince can serve many princesses, but without a prince, there will be no red berry clusters at Christmas.

Like a chicken in a chicken coop. We will not talk about this anymore.

Strong blue holly blue leaves, white flowers in spring and attractive red berry clusters in late spring and winter. Except for male plants (sorry to bring it back).

It grows to a height of about three feet[1 m]and enjoys shade in the afternoon. The gardens on the east or north sides work best.

  • Boxwood. A cousin of the UK, another great gardener who should not be confused with English boxing. Here in Canada, up to Zone 4, we grow Korean boxing mixes. Look for Canadian entrances such as green mint or green pearl. They create a magnificent barrier or are fragmented into individual worlds. Sometimes they are planted in bulk and clouds are cut into waves. Mark has more than 50 in the garden. Note that boxwood moths have sprung up in the last two years, beginning in the western tip of Toronto and around the Golden Horse. There are controls for it, but you have to be diligent.
  • Mahonia, or Canadian Holly. Not a real holly, but a soft, fast-growing look. Native to western Canada. Mature up to 125 cm deep in the zone 5. Hitting yellow flowers in spring followed by blue clusters of fruits. The fruit attracts some species of monkey.


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  • Myrica pensylvanica is semi-green, which means what you do: it is usually green, but especially in severe winter it can burn some of the leaves. What makes it special here is that it is an incredible shrub that produces berries that attract robots, chicks, and weapons.

There is much to this story. There are trees and shrubs that retain their leaves during the winter and lose their old growth when they push the old, colorful leaves in the spring. Many species of oak, beech and ivy fall into this category.

Mark Cullen is a professional gardener, author, distributor, tree advocate and member of the Canadian Order. His son, Ben, is a fourth-generation urban gardener and a graduate of Halifax University, Golf University and Dalhoe University. Follow them on, @markcullengardening and on Facebook.


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