At Bylands we have a wide assortment of plants that thrive in shade and at the same time provide beauty and elegance in the garden.

Growing raspberries on the Canadian prairies is very fruitful and worthwhile. Urban or rural, growing raspberries is a bit challenging in the beginning, but well worth the effort of learning.

There are two types of raspberries, both with their own specific requirements for growing: 

1. Primocane-Bearing Varieties

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”

Hellebore is an asset to any garden. Their distinctive unique beautiful blooms and their gorgeous foliage is what make Hellebore so special. Specific varieties have foliage that is evergreen all year long.

Once Hellebore is established in your garden, they require very minimum care, which is music to gardener’s ears!


Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce problems like depression and anxiety, it can also reduce stress, high blood pressure and improve your overall physical fitness.

Horticulturists and garden gurus worldwide have made their predictions for what we will see in 2019 for hot new trends! There are endless amounts of fabulous ideas that have been tossed around for this coming season. With so many options to choose from, I chose ideas that are good for the environment, personal health and plain old fun!