On the weekend I drove out to The Niagara Parks botanical gardens to see if there was anything of interest in early March and I was surprised by the variety of plants still in leaf after a cold winter. The bamboo (phyllostachys) is still mostly green.
A beautiful Ilex (not sure which one) is just one of many in the garden. (Click on pictures for a better look.)
A beautiful Pieris looks like it's ready to start blooming.
This Viburnum rhytidophyllum is how my little plant might look one day.
I checked on the Monkey Puzzle tree in Niagara on the Lake and it seems to be doing fine.
This gorgeous Magnolia grandiflora (I presume Edith Bogue) is one of two growing in front of a house in Niagara on the Lake.