WELCOME TO "THE WILLOW
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is located outside
Antigonish, Nova Scotia,
the home of Bill
(Bryson) Wilgenhof. It is located on several acres of semi-woodland
eclectic blend of bulbs, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. We are in
hardiness zone 5b.
been growing Rhododendrons and Azaleas from seed for the last
several years. His aim is to produce more beautiful and hardier plants
region. There are over 5000 seedlings ranging in age from a few months
15 years. Some of the fruits of this "labour of love" are included in
the Rhododendron growing
A great many plants in our garden have been grown from seed. That
"seedy" interest has led to seed collecting each
have also been involved in the ARHS
Exchange for a number of years, and have included an online
of that exchange.
garden changes as the seasons unfold, as do the activities of 'The
Gardeners'. We have tried to present the garden from a seasonal
view. We welcome visitors from everywhere. If you are interested
visit, simply contact
us. We often recommend that people visit several times
season; nothing is ever the same!
upon the development of our website as an additional way to share
our love and knowledge of gardening. Along the way, we will try to
you to our plants, our gardening friends and various sources of
For a detailed
of our garden click on the link to a little
article prepared for the
Atlantic Rhodo Oct'03 Newsletter called
" Evolution of The
Down the Garden Paths', click
your umbrella for a
DAYLILY 'Bill Wilgenhof'
hybridized by Allan Banks
click for info
"Friends in My Garden"
June 7- June 8, 2019
Louis Millett Complex, Canning, NS
To view a variety of
Garden Pictures from the last several years, visit our Photobucket
This is a view of the back of our home from the a garden
we often refer to as the "hollow". There are many Rhododendron
seedlings on trial
here. There are also numerous tree species which have been grown from
seed over the past several years. Several Catalpa species are
doing especially well.
to see changes through the seasons
"view" is simply from the back
is quite different everyday. June, 2016
The front door of our home overlooks several planting
towards the 'Old Maryvale Road'
where we live. The rather shaded area under the birches is home to many
spring bulbs plus a small planting of small-leaf Rhodies. Summer color
is added by planting Impatiens and Tuberous Begonias
2015 saw a first for us, a
blooming Wisteria, 'Blue Moon'
IN LEAF-FORM AND BLOOM ADDS TO THE FASCINATION OF RHODODENDRONS
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