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 designerresiding and working in Bruce County, I consider myself so fortunate tohave Yesterdays Garden as a resource to work with. Karen Charron is apassionate plants woman with an eye for rare, unusual, exotic plantmaterial that is hardy to our climate. Yesterdays Garden offers an incredible selection ofplants that I have not found anywhere else and they are able to source thehard to find plants that I request for my garden designs. Their huge selection of dwarf andsemi dwarf conifers & trees offering four seasons of interest to yourgarden, provide the opportunity to design with multiple living sculpturesin mind.”

Rachel Thompson

Kincardine, ON

Rachel Thompson

“It has been a greatpleasure 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 cannotpraise 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 aredeeply grateful to ‘Yesterdays Garden’ for a job well-done. They were extremelydependable 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 abouttheir work as landscapers.”

Younglai Family

Burlington, ON

Younglai Family

“When we first met withKaren and Ron, we told them that we were starting our landscaping from scratchand just wanted to look. Karen encouraged us to begin with a starter plan thatwe could add onto as our gardens matured. She provided us with our plan and ourbeautiful gardens have evolved from there. What an exciting beginning! Theplan has helped us to stay focused on working in specific areas of the gardenand 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 toget started. We appreciated that Yesterdays Garden was able to provide us withas much or as little help as we needed at different stages of the property’sdevelopment. We wanted to do the labour ourselves & both Karen & Ronworked as consultants for us. We particularly appreciated their knowledge ofplant material as there were so many unique planting situations on our propertythat required plants with specific requirements. The day the plants arrived wasunforgettable – they just kept coming! Ron recommended heavy mulching with ourvery dry summers & we have managed to keep everything alive and flourishingin our many diverse gardens. We have exciting plants for the different areasand one of the most spectacular ornamental grass berms in our area! We highlyrecommend their expertise and their exceptional plant material."

Marion Stewart

Thornbury, ON

Marion Stewart

“Our relationshipwith ‘Yesterdays Garden’ has been one of the most educational andrewarding experiences.Not only have they assisted us in our landscaping, planting and choice ofvarious outstanding trees and plants, but they have been encouraging throughoutthe whole transition from the planning and implementation stages of plantingand following up. Their enthusiasm towards our project made us feel quitespecial 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 respectKaren’s knowledge of the plant world and her ability to obtain great specimensno one else seems to be able to find. Our conifer garden has grown into quietthe conversation piece in our neighbourhood and we are very proud and pleasedto provide a reference."

Dixon Family

Ancaster, ON

The Dixon Family

"As we tried to plan our gardenwe became increasingly disappointed in the narrow range of standardnursery stock available. Lured by the roadside sign offering "rare anddifferent" plants we checked out ‘Yesterdays Garden.’

We were impressed with the varietiesof plants, but even more so, with Karen's knowledge and love of herplants. The result is better than we ever could have imagined. We askedfor a low maintenance garden featuring bushes & evergreens with a punch ofperennial colour. The result is a mosaic of greens, burgundies & golds inso many different sizes and textures. The garden is only in its second summerbut already it is dramatic. Working with Karen & Ron was a pleasure initself from the planning through the digging, answering my numerousquestions regarding maintenance, growth habits and other specific needs. Wewould 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 helpcreate sod - free, low maintenance gardens. Karen took the time to work with meto establish our likes and dislikes regarding plant types and colours. She hasa wealth of plant knowledge which helped to steer us away from plants thatwould not fit our criteria. She also advised us on the important aspect ofworking to create correct soil conditions, to ensure successful plant growth. Karenand Ron delivered healthy, strong plants. All of our plants were delivered inthe Fall and all flourished through the winter.

Weare looking forward to again working with Yesterdays Garden to create our sideand rear gardens. We are confident of receiving the same meticulous attentionto detail, knowledgeable advice, and excellent results. We do not hesitate torecommend Yesterdays Garden for help with any gardening project, from verysmall to very large and encourage a visit to their lovely garden centre inHanover."

Kelm Family

 St. Thomas, ON

The Kelm Family

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

Rachel Lawrence

St. Thomas, ON.

Rachel Lawrence

“Karen, dazzled mewith your knowledge of all that is unique and beautiful in the plant world! Youhave an innate ability to co-ordinate colours and types of plants to producethe 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