Calycanthus 'Aphrodite'

New showy variety with large long lasting fragrant bright red blooms, glossy foliage & is deer resistant.

Leaves, seed pods & bark have a spicy scent when crushed.

Satisfied customers

“Where does one begin to talk about how wonderful Ron and Karen Charron are! I have been a customer at Yesterdays Garden for several years now. I keep going back because of Karen and the amazing selection of rare and unique plants that no other garden centre carries!! Karen’s extensive knowledge of every single plant, tree or shrub is astonishing! No matter what plant you ask her about, she passionately explains to you in great detail their names, growing habits and a description of them. It is very nice that you can go to their garden centre and have someone who knows and understands everything there is to know about gardening and landscaping.”

Karen Reutz

Hanover, ON

Karen Reutz

“As a landscape designer residing and working in Bruce County, I consider myself so fortunate to have Yesterdays Garden as a resource to work with. Karen Charron is a passionate plants woman with an eye for rare, unusual, exotic plant material that is hardy to our climate. Yesterdays Garden offers an incredible selection of plants that I have not found anywhere else and they are able to source the hard to find plants that I request for my garden designs. Their huge selection of dwarf and semi dwarf conifers & trees offering four seasons of interest to your garden, provide the opportunity to design with multiple living sculptures in mind.”

Rachel Thompson

Kincardine, ON

Rachel Thompson

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Karen and Ron. They were very attentive to our wishes of ‘less is more’ and readily answered any questions we had. We cannot praise Karen, Ron and Caleb enough for their absolutely stunning workmanship. The gardens both front and back are so peaceful, calming and a joy to behold. Most of all, they are extremely low maintenance, four season gardens. We are deeply grateful to ‘Yesterdays Garden’ for a job well-done. They were extremely dependable and reliable and went out of their way to deliver as promised. We had complete faith in their choices and trusted their judgment explicitly. We valued their honesty, punctuality and expediency. They are passionate about their work as landscapers.”

Younglai Family

Burlington, ON

Younglai Family

“When we first met with Karen and Ron, we told them that we were starting our landscaping from scratch and just wanted to look. Karen encouraged us to begin with a starter plan that we could add onto as our gardens matured. She provided us with our plan and our beautiful gardens have evolved from there. What an exciting beginning! The plan has helped us to stay focused on working in specific areas of the garden and helped us to keep from becoming overwhelmed with the work set before us. Great advise when you are working with developing gardens for a large property. We reviewed the plan that Karen presented, went over the costs, how to phase in all of our desires and then set a date to get started. We appreciated that Yesterdays Garden was able to provide us with as much or as little help as we needed at different stages of the property’s development. We wanted to do the labour ourselves & both Karen & Ron worked as consultants for us. We particularly appreciated their knowledge of plant material as there were so many unique planting situations on our property that required plants with specific requirements. The day the plants arrived was unforgettable – they just kept coming! Ron recommended heavy mulching with our very dry summers & we have managed to keep everything alive and flourishing in our many diverse gardens. We have exciting plants for the different areas and one of the most spectacular ornamental grass berms in our area! We highly recommend their expertise and their exceptional plant material."

Marion Stewart

Thornbury, ON

Marion Stewart

“Our relationship with ‘Yesterdays Garden’ has been one of the most educational and rewarding experiences. Not only have they assisted us in our landscaping, planting and choice of various outstanding trees and plants, but they have been encouraging throughout the whole transition from the planning and implementation stages of planting and following up. Their enthusiasm towards our project made us feel quite special and any doubts or qualms were easily addressed and sorted out. Our project was a large task, and even though it seemed somewhat daunting initially, the landscaping was completed to our great satisfaction. We continue to respect Karen’s knowledge of the plant world and her ability to obtain great specimens no one else seems to be able to find. Our conifer garden has grown into quiet the conversation piece in our neighbourhood and we are very proud and pleased to provide a reference."

Dixon Family

Ancaster, ON

The Dixon Family

"As we tried to plan our garden we became increasingly disappointed in the narrow range of standard nursery stock available. Lured by the roadside sign offering "rare and different" plants, we checked out ‘Yesterdays Garden.’

We were impressed with the varieties of plants, but even more so, with Karen's knowledge and love of her plants. The result is better than we ever could have imagined. We asked for a low maintenance garden featuring bushes & evergreens with a punch of perennial colour. The result is a mosaic of greens, burgundies & golds in so many different sizes and textures. The garden is only in its second summer but already it is dramatic. Working with Karen & Ron was a pleasure in itself, from the planning through the digging, answering my numerous questions regarding maintenance, growth habits and other specific needs. We would do it again in an instant!"

Trudell Family

Markdale, ON

The Trudell Family

"My husband andI built a new home recently and had a blank slate on which to create ourgardens. We asked Yesterdays Garden to help create sod-free, low maintenance gardens. Karen took the time to work with me to establish our likes and dislikes regarding plant types and colours. She has a wealth of plant knowledge which helped to steer us away from plants that would not fit our criteria. She also advised us on the important aspect of working to create correct soil conditions, to ensure successful plant growth. Karen and Ron delivered healthy, strong plants. All of our plants were delivered in the Fall and all flourished through the winter.

We are looking forward to again working with Yesterdays Garden to create our side and rear gardens. We are confident of receiving the same meticulous attention to detail, knowledgeable advice, and excellent results. We do not hesitate to recommend Yesterdays Garden for help with any gardening project, from very small to very large and encourage a visit to their lovely garden centre in Hanover."

Kelm Family

 St. Thomas, ON

The Kelm Family

“This year was the second time I entrusted my new home’s front garden to the expertise of Karen Charron. Her extensive knowledge of plants (and I mean every plant you can name) is incredible! We worked together to determine what I was looking for in an all-season garden and Karen went the extra mile to ensure that the chosen cultivars were nothing less than spectacular in colour, texture and hardiness. She planned the placement of each specimen based on how it will look once mature and was sure to incorporate all my preferences. Each of the items delivered were strong and healthy. Karen offered expert advice which put me at ease; I trusted her completely to make my garden a true piece of art and the talk of the street!”

Rachel Lawrence

St. Thomas, ON.

Rachel Lawrence

“Karen, you dazzled me with your knowledge of all that is unique and beautiful in the plant world! You have an innate ability to co-ordinate colours and types of plants to produce the grand scheme that added the finishing touches to our entire project.”

Oakville, ON.

Dave & Helene Castelli

Yesterdays Garden

Store Hours

May 1st to June 30th

Open: Monday - Saturday

(10:am to 5:00pm)

Closed Sundays

401328, Grey County Rd 4,

Hanover, ON N4N 3B8