Cedar Garland

By , December 8, 2014

December 8th, 2014

Add fragrance to your home with Cedar Garland

There is nothing quite as aluring as the scent of cedar in your home. You can adorn your hearth, mantle, or staicase banister with cedar garland to make your home more festive this holiday season. You can buy it by the foot or in a 50 foot roll to decorate your whole home. The cedar garland looks great around a doorway at your entrance or even on a fence.

Holiday Decorations

By , December 1, 2014

December 1st, 2014

Decorate your Home for the Holidays!

Bring the scents of the season home for the holiday season. There is nothing like to fresh scent of Cedar, Pine, and Fir to give your home that holiday scent. You can hang a wreath on your front door, or cedar garland across your mantle. Add some fresh dogwood, fir, willow, or holly branches to the your porch pots and patio planters to give them a little winter colour.

Holiday Wreath

Holiday Wreath

 

Learn to make a Fresh Wreath!

Come in to our Surrey store this Saturday December 6th at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm and you can learn to make your own fresh wreath. Our florist will teach you how to attach greens to a wire wreath frame and decorate it with a variety of items including; pine cones, holly, and ribbon. Call the store today to register. For more information click here.

 

Grinch Tree

Grinch Tree

 

Learn to make a “Grinch Tree”!

Create a conversation piece for your table this holiday season by making a “Grinch Tree”. This miniature tree will make a great addition to any table in your home or make a great gift for your family or friends that you visit. On Saturday December 13th one of our staff will teach you how to create your own miniature “Grinch Tree” using fresh cut cedar artistically wired into a clay pot and embellished with decorations. Please call to register for this class. For more information click here.

Holiday Centerpiece

Holiday Centerpiece

 

 

Create a Holiday Centerpiece

Perfect for your holiday table or to give as a hostess gift, create an elegant centerpiece of seasonal colour and texture. Our designers give tips and teach you how the pros do it. Join us on Saturday December 20th when our florist will teach you how to make a festive Holiday Centerpiece. Please call to register for this class. For more information click here.

Poinsettias

December 1st, 2014

Add Colour to Your Holiday Season!

Poinsettias make a great addition to any home during the Holiday season. This beautiful plant comes in a variety of colours but the most popular are red, white, and pink. Associated with Christmas since the 16th century these plants have been bred and cultivated to produce the huge red leaves that we are used to today. For information about how to care for your Poinsettia click here.

Paperwhites

By , November 10, 2014

November 10th, 2014

It is time to Start your Paperwhites for Christmas Blooms!

Paperwhites is the name given to these easy-to-grow Daffodils, also known as Narcissus. Paperwhites grow and bloom indoors very easily. They require little care but reward you with a long period of fragrant indoor flowers. They are great near an entrance way to greet your guests or in your living or dining room to add a sweet fragrance.

Paperwhites can be grown in a pot with soil, but do just as well in rocks with water. To grow them in soil find a suitable pot and plant the bulb so that the top third of the bulb is visible above the soil. Water them until the soil is evenly moist. To grown them in water place an inch or two of rocks or glass beads in the bottom of a vase. Place the bulbs on top of the rocks an fill the vase with water until it touches the base of the bulb. Place the pot or vase in a bright sunny window to encourage the bulbs to grow. Regularly check the pot or vase adding water as needed. It is best if you plant the bulbs in the soil or rocks and place them in a cool room for 2 to 3 weeks to let them develop roots. Then move them indoors where it should take 4 to 6 weeks to bloom.

 

 

Amaryllis

By , October 27, 2014

October 27th, 2014

Start your Amaryllis now for Christmas Blooms!

If you are looking for some beautiful flowers to bloom in your home for the holidays look no further than Amaryllis. These bulbs provide your with weeks of colour through the holiday season, often blooming well into January. Amaryllis normally take about 6 to 8 weeks from the time you plant them until they bloom. If you don’t have that much time you can grow several special varieties that will bloom in 4 to 6 weeks. They can produce multiple flowers stems with 3 to 6 blooms per stem. You can choose from a number of varieties including:

  • Apple Blossom
  • Mont Blanc
  • Red Lion

 

Primula

By , October 17, 2014

November 17th, 2014

Add colour to your winter garden with Primula!

If you are looking to add a little colour to your winter garden a fresh delivery of Primula have arrived. Also known as Primrose these hardy plants are great for adding colour to your pots, containers, and gardens. With a range of colours from Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow and White you can be sure to find the right colour for your garden. They make a great planting over your spring bulbs as they will not get in the way when your crocus, tulips, or daffodils grow through them. Be sure to stop by and check out the colours we have available for you.

Colourful Companions

By , October 14, 2014

October 14th, 2014

Try these Great Colourful Combinations!

Spring flowering bulbs look their best when planted in combinations. If you are not sure what to plant together our bulbs suppliers have done the work for you. You can choose from a great selection of Colourful Combinations for your garden. This year the selection of Colourful Companions includes the Apple Basket Blend, Prince Trio, Wind and Tide, and Strawberries N Cream.

Cyclamen

By , October 6, 2014

October 6th, 2014

Add Cyclamen to your Fall Garden!

If you are looking for something to replace your summer annuals for fall try the amazing blooms of Cyclamen. These beauties are started from seed in early spring and grow all summer just to produce an amazing show of fall colour. Some varieties of Cyclamen are hardy enough to survive our winters but most of the ones grown are annuals. But don’t let that stop you from planting them. You will find that the annual varieties produce a great show of colour all fall, even through frost.

Cyclamen flower in shades of white, pink, and red and can have simple green leaves or complex variegated leaves with intricate patterns of grey and silver. They are generally easy to grow as they grow best in all purpose potting soil and enjoy being slightly moist which is idea for our wet fall and mild winter. To keep them blooming feed them every week with a water soluble fertilizer like Miracle Gro or 20-20-20.

Snowdrops

By , October 1, 2014

October 1st, 2014

Get the drop on spring with Snowdrops!

Snowdrop bulbs (botanical name Galanthus) are the first bulbs to bloom every spring. Many of them will even push through a layer of snow to flower in your garden. They are one of the best bulbs to plant in your garden, or even your lawn, because they multiply more and more every year. If you start with 20 or 30 bulbs you will almost double the number of bulbs every year. Eventually you can have a carpet of white flowers blooming in your garden every spring.

Spring Flowering Bulbs

October 1st, 2014

Planting Bulbs is as easy as “Dig, Drop, Done”!

If you have never tried growing spring flowering bulbs in the past because you thought they were to much work you might be surprised to find out just how easy they are to grow. All you have to do is Dig a small hole, Drop the bulb into the hole, fill the hole in with soil and a little fertilizer, and you’re Done! Your bulbs grow roots during the winter and will sprout out of the ground next spring. Different bulbs bloom at different times and if you plant a variety of bulbs you can have colourful blooms from February right through June. Some of the most popular varieties include Snowdrops, Crocus, Daffodils, and Tulips. But you can also choose from Alliums, Anemone, Chionodoxa, Hyacinths, Iris, Muscari, and Scilla.

The best time to plant the spring flowering bulbs is during September and October when the weather is normally better. You can also plant during November and December but it might be a bit cold and wet outside. You can plant your bulbs here on the west coast as late as January and still have them flower the following spring although it is not recommended as they might not develop enough roots to bloom properly. 

For more information about planting bulbs visit www.digdropdone.com. Here you will find handy tips and videos to help you.

 

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