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Caroline Cameron: Cape Breton winter has its own beauty ... - Cape Breton Post

The winter brings a welcome rest for gardeners, and a time to contemplate next year. Although you’re taking the winter off, the garden can keep right on being beautiful, with the choice of a few well-placed features.

You have the opportunity right now to observe which plants and shrubs stand out in the winter landscape, with a mind to bringing out your own yard’s winter beauty. Take...


  1. "Northern bayberry shrub," (hereafter, simply "bayberry shrub"), is a common name for the bush that plant taxonomy calls Myrica pensylvanica.The "Northern" part of the common name is meant to distinguish it from a bush also native to the eastern seaboard of the U.S., but further south: Myrica cerifera.Both are in the Waxmyrtle family.
  2. If you’ve got a tough landscaping situation, bayberry shrub (Myrica) might just be the solution. Bayberry is native to eastern North America and thrives along the rugged coastal areas of Maine. Hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 through 6, this shrub has a loose, open form and clusters of blue to gray berries that […]
  3. Bayberry bushes are tough, hardy plants that have pleasantly scented foliage and berries. Colonial Americans used the berries to add scent to candles for use during special occasions such as Christmas, since collecting and rendering the berries was a big job.
  4. If you’re looking for an interesting shrub that offers low maintenance in the garden, then look no further than the barberry (Berberis vulgaris).Barberry shrubs make great additions to the landscape and are known for their rich color and year-round garden interest.
  5. Design Ideas This American native thrives in the worst alkaline sandy soils. Fragrant foliage can be sheared to release more scent. Popular in formal and wild gardens. A big bushy shrub, it can be used as a single specimen or ganged into a low-maintenance hedge.
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Myrica pensylvanica, a tough salt-resistant little shrub that grows along the Maine coastline. Apparently used for candle making
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