Just wanted to put in a quick plug for Barbara Rayment’s book “The Northern Gardener; perennials that survive and thrive.” It is my go-to book for dreaming up ornamental beds and borders during the winter months. If anyone has ever thought we were limited in what we can grow this book will soon put that notion to bed. And then you can put these plants to bed!
Barbara lives outside of Prince George, BC so she is in a slightly warmer zone than those of us further north in the Peace Country but so far I haven’t come across anything in the book that doesn’t grow here as well. So if you’re looking for reading material for the (whisper) winter months ahead this is a great choice.