Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Heather garden

Heather, from the Ericaceae family, grows well in North America in zones 4 and above. It is not a carefree plant however, requiring routine maintenance and proper growing conditions. Grown together in the same garden bed, multiple varieties put on an attractive display.


Commonly Cheap said...

Stumbled in and just wanted to say hi. How gorgeous and peaceful your garden and photos are. Wonderful.

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chey said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment!I always feel at peace in the garden.

guild-rez said...

I am looking for advise about Heather plants for my garden.
What plants should I consider for Zone 5 area with very cold temperatures during the winter month?
My garden is located in Toronto close to the Lake Ontario.
Thank you in advance.

chey said...

Heather is not a carefree shrub, and does require some maintenance of it's woody branches. It often requires trimming of the dead branches in the spring. I grow mine in a sunny protected spot on the south east side of the house and they have done well there in zone 5.

I'm not a Heather expert, but would recommend a sunny and well drained location. Both the gardens featured on my blog are in sunny locations and are in Nova Scotia zone 5 and 6.

I would recommend a trip to your local garden centre for varieties of Heather that would be hardy for your area. They come in a variety of different foliage and bloom colors, and are beautiful when planted together.

chey said...

One of the heather gardens does get dappled sunlight, and I have read that Heather does tolerate moderate shade as well.

guild-rez said...

Thank you for your reply..
Best regards
from Toronto.