Category: Now in Bloom

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’

Forsythia

By , March 5, 2015

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.

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.

Winter Pansies

January 12th, 2015

Winter Pansies are Ready to Plant!

Winter Pansies are a great way to add colour to your garden from October to April. Pansies come in a variety of colours including shades of yellow, purple, lavender, mauve, orange, and black (dark purple). They will grow in a sunny location or a partially shady spot.

Primula

January 12th, 2015

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.

Hamamelis

By , January 5, 2015

January 5th, 2015

Add colour and fragrance to your winter garden with Witch Hazel!

Witch hazels, also known as Hamamelis, are excellent deciduous shrubs to add to your winter garden. Known best for their colourful flowers and beautiful fragrance no garden would be complete without at least one variety of Witch Hazel. The flowers are beautiful during late winter and early spring from December to February.

The stems of this plant also add structure to your garden. During the summer the green leaves provide an excellent backdrop for other flowering shrubs or excellent shade for your hosta’s or other shade plants.

Witch hazels are hardy to zone 5 (-15 F, or -23 C) and most will grow to 8 to 12 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide. They are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. They flower best in a sunny location. They prefer moist, acidic, organically rich soils and can tolerate heavy clay soils.

As they grow it is important to remove sucker shoots that grow from the root system to prevent them from spreading. For general pruning give them a light pruning in spring after flowering to control shape and size.

The x intermedia hybrids (H. mollis x H. japonica) are large deciduous shrubs which typically grow 12-20′ tall and feature mid to late winter flowers.

You can choose from the following varieties:

  • Hamamelis intermedia ‘Arnold’s Promise’ - bright yellow flowers
  • Hamamelis intermedia ‘Jelena’ – vibrant yellow flower
  • Hamamelis intermedia ‘Sunburst’ – bright yellow

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.

 

 

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