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Ian Payne

Not So Hollow Farm is nestled in the Hills of Mulmur saving the planet one Native Plant at a time. Check out the blog "Not So Hollow Farm Native Plant Showcase".

Flowering Raspberry

Jul 30, 2016

Purple flowering raspberry is a beautiful shrub that has a pretty purple flower with a yellow center.

Silky Dogwood

Jun 30, 2016

Silky Dogwood does well on swampy land and branches may bend down and root in wet soil.

Black Raspberry

May 30, 2016

Black raspberries have slender prickly branches that are more prominent thorny than red raspberries.

Smooth Serviceberry

Apr 30, 2016

Serviceberries produce fragrant white-cream flowers in April/May which attracts bees and butterflies. They’ll bloom more in full sun.

Fragrant Sumac

Mar 27, 2016

The fragrant sumac has tiny yellow female flowers along branches and flower mid to late March-April. Flowers appear before foliage emerges.

Carolina Rose

Feb 27, 2016

The Carolina Rose has fragrant pink flowers that appear in May and persist into July.


Jan 15, 2016

Buttonbush has blooms that are rich in nectar and attract butterflies and other pollinators.

Staghorn Sumac

Dec 18, 2015

Staghorn Sumac is a good erosion control plant as it spreads by root suckers forming colonies and thickets.

Witch Hazel

Nov 15, 2015

Witch Hazel has gorgeous fall colour and it’s fragrant fall flowers makes this a nice selection for a large residential garden.

Mountain Maple

Oct 21, 2015

The sap can be used as a drink or boiled down to make maple syrup.


Sep 15, 2015

Honeysuckle is very adaptable to adverse growing conditions and provides great fall colour.

Common Elder

Aug 25, 2015

The common elder is very adaptable, survives with minimal care but tends to sucker. Good naturalization or roadside plant. Deer resistant.

Red Raspberry

Jul 26, 2015

Red raspberry attracts birds, butterflies, bees and other showy insects. Fruit is often used in pies or preserves or simply eaten raw.

Gray Dogwood

Jun 26, 2015

The Gray Dogwood is very adaptable. Can withstand many kinds of soil and looks good all year round.

Highbush Cranberry

May 16, 2015

The Highbush Cranberry makes a good privacy screen and has beautiful fruit, flowers and foliage.


Apr 15, 2015

Chokecherries can be used for jams, jellies, pies, sauces and wines. They attract butterflies, birds and bees and are drought & pollution tolerant.

Canadian Serviceberry

Mar 6, 2015

The serviceberry is one of the first native shrubs to bloom in spring. And has slightly fragrant white flowers that emerge before it leaves.

Red Osier Dogwood

Feb 20, 2015

Distinctive red branches year round. Vibrantly coloured stems provide winter interest, even when the leaves are gone.