Category: News Items

Flowering Currant

By , March 30, 2015

March 30th, 2015

Flowering Currants make great Food!

Flowering currant bushes are a great source of food for Hummingbirds as well as bees and other pollinators. Their striking red flowers can be seen for miles and will attract Hummingbirds that are looking for an early meal.

Azaleas

March 30th, 2015

Add colour to your garden with an Azalea!

Spring is easy to enjoy with Japanese Azaleas. These compact evergreen shrubs flowers reliably every spring. They are one of the easiest shrubs to plant and grow, requiring little to no pruning. They thrive in partial sun or partial shade in well drained soil. There are many varieties to choose from and most of them grow to be about 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide.

If you already have one of these great plants in your garden now is a great time to fertilize with a Rhododendron and Azalea fertilizer and top dress with a compost or mulch like Sea Soil.

Camellia

By , March 23, 2015

March 23rd, 2015

Camelia ‘Chansonette’

Camellias are bursting into Bloom!

Camellias are one of the most beautiful spring flowering shrubs. The flowers come in a range of colours from reds, pinks, white, and some are even yellow. The flowers can be single, semi-double, or double. The double flowers resemble roses when in full bloom. They are evergreen shrubs which make an excellent backdrop to your flower garden. Varieties can range in height from 6 to 8 feet high or as tall as 10 to 12 feet. They are hardy to zone 6 (-20 C or -5 F).

Camelia sasanqua ‘Winter’s Snowman’

 

If you are choosing a place for a Camellia in your garden they like to be in a location that gets partial sunshine. When Camellias are young they apprecaite being protected from cold winter winds so plant them against a wall or fence. If you plant one close to a house and it is under the eaves of your house do not forget to water it during the winters. If they go dry they are more likely to attract pests and diseases.

Roses

By , March 9, 2015

March 9th, 2015

March is a Great time to plant Roses!

Our rose bushes have arrived and you can choose from more than 100 varieties of roses including: Clean ‘n’ Easy, David Austin, Climbers, Floribundas, Grandifloras, Groundcovers, Hedge roses, Hybrid Teas, Rugosa, Shrub roses, and Tree roses.

New hybrids of roses are becoming easier to care for as they are less susceptible to insects and diseases. Many varieties are resistant to black spot and mildew.

Click here to download our Rose Care Brochure

Click here to download a list of the Roses we have in stock at our Surrey store – Updated March 9th, 2015

Please Note: Due to space limitations not all varieties are available at our Vancouver store but you can have any variety transferred to the Vancouver store from our Surrey store.

Rose Hybrid Tea 'Fragrant Cloud'

Rose Hybrid Tea ‘Fragrant Cloud’

Rose Hybrid Tea 'Mister Lincoln'

Rose Hybrid Tea ‘Mister Lincoln’

Rose David Austin 'Falstaff'

Rose David Austin ‘Falstaff’

Rose David Austin 'Teasing Georgia'

Rose David Austin ‘Teasing Georgia’

Rosa Floribunda 'Easy Does It'

Rosa Floribunda ‘Easy Does It’

Dahlias

By , March 5, 2015

March 5th, 2015

Our Dahlias, Lilies, and Other Perennials Have Arrived!

You can choose from a great selection of spring bulbs and other perennials that can be planted now to fill your garden with colour this summer. This includes varieties of Anemones, Begonias, Canna Lilies, Calla Lilies, Dahlias, Gladiolus, Lilies, and many other varieties of perennials.

We have over 100 varieties of Dahlias to choose from including a great selection of specialty Dahlias from Ferncliff Gardens.

Click here to download our information brochure on how to grow Dahlias.

Forsythia

March 5th, 2015

When the Forsythia are in Bloom it is Time to Prune!

One of the first spring flowering shrubs to delight us with its blooms every spring are the Forsythia and this year they are blooming nice and early. These beautiful shrubs are filled with bright yellow flowers for about a month every spring. They are also an excellent reminder that it is time to prune your tree and shrubs. Roses, Fruit Trees, Small Fruits (Blueberries and Raspberries), and summer flowering shrubs.

One of the best new varieties of Forsythia to be introduced in the past few years has been the Proven Winners variety called “Show Off’. This great dwarf variety grows only 2 to 3 feet high and wide and is covered every spring in beautiful golden yellow flowers. ‘Show Off’ is hardy to zone 4 (-34C or -25 F).

For more information visit Proven Winners website by clicking here.

Fruit Trees Have Arrived

By , March 1, 2015

March 1st, 2015

Grow your own fresh fruit!

If you have been thinking about growing your own fruit now is a great time to plant fruit trees and other berries. You can choose from over 75 varieties of Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches, Pears, Plums, and more. Please call the stores to check whether we have an item in stock as they sell out quickly. If you have a small space garden we have a selection of Dwarf fruit trees including apples, cherries, and peaches.

Please Note: There are a few varieties that are scheduled to arrive mid March.Due to space limitations not all varieties are available at our Vancouver store but you can have any variety transferred to the Vancouver store from our Surrey store.

Click here to download our 2015 Fruit Tree List – Updated March 1st, 2015

Spring Seminars

By , February 16, 2015

February 16th, 2015

Spring is Coming! Are you Ready?

Are you interested in learning more about gardening?Pruning

Our Surrey store hosts a series of gardening classes and seminars throughout the spring. We have just posted the schedule for March and April.

For more information about this and other seminars click here.

Please note: all seminars and classes are held at our Surrey store.

Tuberous Begonias

By , February 6, 2015

February 6th, 2015

It is time to Start Your Tuberous Begonias!

Begonias come in two different types; tuberous or fibrous. Tuberous begonias are started from an established root called a tuber. Fibrous begonias are started from seed. Tuberous begonias are started indoors in February and March. You should start the tubers in sterile Potting Soil or Starter Mix rich in peat moss in pots or trays.

You can choose from a wide selection of Belgian hybrid tubers as well as many specialty and novelty varieties.

For more information about how to grow tuberous begonias download our information sheet here.


Helleborus

By , January 12, 2015

January 12th, 2015

Heavenly Helleborus!

Helleborus, or Christmas Rose, are an easy to grow perennial that bloom continuously for many months. Some varieties start in early December and can bloom until March. They grow best in a dry shady location. They are fairly disease resistant, drought tolerant, and deer resistant. For more information about growing Helleborus click here.

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