2021 Perennial of the Year
Prince Tut is quite sturdy and less likely to have stems flop.
Many of you are asking what the tall orange, exotic looking flowers are in our gardens. (If I had a dollar for every time I was asked, well……) The answer is Fritillaria or Crown Imperial. Purchase them as a bulb in the fall and plant in a sunny location. In the spring you will be rewarded by lush green foliage and large orange bell… Read More
We grow over 600 hanging baskets! Designs are planned in the fall and winter as we visit grower open houses, do our research and gain inspiration for our combinations. What you see in our greenhouses in the spring is a combination of 10 months of planning. Our baskets are grown to last! Combinations are carefully planned to include plants that will complement each other… Read More
Tall, dark and handsome! Perennials with interesting foliage have always appealed to me and when designing gardens, I always think about foliage colour and form. I am excited to be growing this lovely new variety of Penstemon or Beardtongue. Plants form a sturdy clump of deep burgundy-purple foliage, which really stands out and is a great contrast to other foliage. When the flowers grow… Read More
Stunning colour and great disease resistance If you love Phlox but are always disappointed by powdery mildew issues in late summer, this plant is for you! Here in southern Ontario, hot and humid summers can cause this disease to plague tall Phlox. I am very excited about Phlox Ultra Violet, a Proven Winners variety which has been especially selected for its improved resistance to… Read More
Lovely Early Colour There’s nothing like the happy blooms of Violas and Pansies to brighten up your life! Flowers are bright and early and will withstand frost and snow to provide continuous colour in spring, before we can plant out other frost sensitive plants. Pansies and violas are also edible. Why not plant a few by your front or back door?
Jostaberry plants are large, vigorous and hardy, needing some space – maybe try on the perimeter of a veggie garden?
Spring Bloomer One of the earliest flowering plants in the garden, Hellebores or Lenten Rose are a true herald of spring. In my garden they flower for weeks in April and May and I just adore them! The flowers of Spanish Flare are exquisite – large 3” diameter, soft yellow with maroon centres – a real beauty. In addition to their great early flower… Read More
I couldn’t resist bringing in a new Bidens for 2021! Pretty in Pink™ adds a brand new colour tone to the other yellow and orange varieties of Bidens commonly available. This annual thrives in full sun and will delight with dainty pretty pink flowers all summer. Like its orange and yellow cousins, it will intermingle with other plants, such as Supertunias, Verbenas and Superbells… Read More