Plant of the week: Common Elderberry
Common Elderberry is a bush native to Ontario that grows best in wet, sunny areas although it can also tolerate shady planting locations but all of the soil must have good drainage. Planting shrubs such as Elderberry along or near a shoreline area can prevent soil erosion.
The plant also has white blooms which pollinators like birds, bees and butterflies love.
Elderberry is full of antioxidants therefore it is very well known for its berries that can be made into jams, syrups and pies. Locally, Elderberry products among many other natural items can be found at https://wildmuskoka.com/
Be careful! Raw Elderberries can be toxic and should not be consumed until they are cooked.