Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Shade Plants

 The beautiful thing about gardening is that your design constantly evolves. The level of sun or shade in your garden can change as well. 
 
You may live in a neighborhood dominated by huge shade trees,  or perhaps some spots shaded by buildings. 
 
With only two to three hours of sunlight, sun-lovers will struggle, but plants that like part shade will do well.
 
Usually, shade and part-shade plants will do best where they don’t get hot afternoon sun.
 
Here are some perennials to grow in lower light situations: astilbe, hosta, cranesbill, bleeding hearts, foxgloves, ferns, columbine, coral bells, goatsbeard, monkshood,

ajuga, and brunnera.  There are also shrubs that will thrive in shady areas such as:

select hydrangeas, viburnum, false spirea and euonymus.  
 
Remember that most perennial flowers and roses do best in full sun. That means at least six hours of full sun.
 
Drop in and we can help you find the right plant for the shady areas of your yard.
hydrangea, shade plants, Winnipeg garden centers
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Monday, July 04, 2011

Freckles, Religious Radish and Texas Parking Lot by Arlene Wheeler

“What does that have to do with plants and gardening”?, you say.

I had the opportunity on Saturday to take a walk through the beautiful English Gardens at Assiniboine Park. If you haven’t done so in a while, now is the time! Take a look at some of the plants they have grouped together and how fantastic they look. Some of the combinations are really pleasing to the eye. It will give you some great ideas for your planters and gardens for next year. Take a pen and paper to make some notes. The bright orange poppies planted in front of the white cascading blooms of the Bridal Wreath Spirea are always one of my favourite combinations and the peonies in front of the Conservatory are breathtaking. The staff at the park has given us an amazing display of beauty.
Freckles, Religious Radish and Texas Parking Lot are actually names of different varieties of Coleus. Freckles, with its rusty orange leaves splashed with a gold/yellow is planted with a beautiful orange impatiens and next to a new colour of impatiens that is light peach with a bright orange splash on each petal. What a beautiful combination! In another area they had interspersed Religious Radish Coleus, a Coleus with a great touch of a raspberry colour, together with a variegated Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum X Advena) called Fireworks. Another interesting and beautiful combination! In the Leo Mol garden, you will find the Texas Lot Parking Lot Coleus. What interesting names for some great new Coleus! Many of the newer varieties of Coleus tolerate a lot of sun, not like the older varieties. Coleus can be grown indoors as a houseplant through the winter and you will be able to start many plants from one mature Coleus plant. At Jensen’s, we still have some beautiful containers with some great looking Coleus that you can grow on for many months to come and at the end of the season, you can take them in and enjoy them indoors through the winter!
If we want peace, we have to be peaceful, if we want Paradise, we have to grow it!!!
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