Dinosaur Kale

Italian Heirloom Variety Over the last few years, kale has become a very popular leafy green vegetable to grow and eat. It can be prepared raw in salads or cooked in all kinds of dishes. Its nutritional qualities are exceptional! A cup provides more than 100% of the daily value of vitamin A and K and 88% of the daily value of vitamin C…. Read More

Reblooming Daylilies

Easy Flower Power! Daylilies have been grown and loved by North American gardeners forever. They are known for being drought tolerant, reliable perennials with cheerful, no fuss flowers that are happy in full sun. They are one of the easiest perennials to grow. Since most older varieties will bloom only for a couple of weeks, recent breeding has focused on extending bloom time and… Read More


Pickled or Fresh – brand new trial varieties This season, I was fortunate enough to be offered some sample trial seed from Ball Seed, one of the large seed companies that I buy from. The trial seed is for varieties that will be released for commercial sale in 2017. I selected 2 new cucumbers – Martini and Gherking to trial. Martini – Sweet and… Read More

Bidens Campfire Burst

Hot & wild colour This bright and unusual annual is sure to turn some heads! If you enjoy a touch of the wild, then Campfire Burst may be for you! Bright and small, the russet red / orange flowers with yellow centres really pack a burst of colour. The effect is an airy and somewhat wild look. Previously only available in yellow, this new… Read More

Gaillardia Arizona

Thrives in poor, well drained soil Do you have any space near the front of your garden for a happy little perennial that loves heat, blooms all summer and never fails to please? If so, take a look at our two Gaillardia varieties – Arizona Sun and Arizona Apricot. Gaillardia or Blanket Flower is a popular perennial that has undergone recent breeding advances to… Read More

New Guinea Impatiens

Unbeatable in the shade Our annual New Guinea Impatiens crop this year is looking fantastic! We are growing 2 bright colours – Celebration Orange and Celebration Purple. New Guinea Impatiens are fabulous plants to grow in full or part shade. A few hours sunlight in the morning is perfect. They make lovely mounds of dark foliage about a foot high and are covered in… Read More

+ Dicentra Gold Heart photo courtesy Walters Gardens, Inc.

Dicentra Gold Heart

New twist on a classic favourite perennial Bleeding Hearts are one of the most popular and best loved perennials for shady spring colour. They typically grow quite tall with green foliage and white or pink flowers. Dicentra Gold Heart, however is a radiant yellow leaved Bleeding Heart which will create a brilliant focal point in the shade garden. It is shorter than the more… Read More

Mojave Fuchsia and Tangerine Portulacas

Hot colour for hot spots! If you have a spot for a hanging basket which is extremely hot and dry or an area of garden in full, hot sun, why not check out our two new annual Portulacas?  Mojave Fuchsia and Tangerine are bred by my favourite plant breeders, Proven Winners to withstand drought and heat. They are low growing plants and will quickly… Read More