Thursday, April 21, 2022

Plant of the Week - String of Hearts & more

 We have started a Plant of the Week. This week we are featuring String of Hearts, String of Pearls, String of Turtles and String of Bananas! They are all 10% OFF till Wednesday April 27th.
 
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Purple Coneflowers

  DROUGHT TOLERANT & PERENNIAL :   Purple Coneflower      
 
This coneflower is the original native form, single purple-pink petals surrounding a dark center, which has a long bloom time.
 
Coneflowers are very resilient.
 
Coneflowers now come in many different varieties (single, double, or triple types) and colours (white, raspberry, orange, red  and yellow) .
 
Coneflowers generally grow 2 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 2 feet. 
 
They bloom from early summer until fall.
 
They’re a favorite with butterflies and bees.
 
They make excellent cut flowers for indoor bouquets. 
Prefers full to part sun with average to dry, well-drained soil. 
 
The roots, leaves, and flowers are medicinal,  
 
Self sows if seed heads are left to overwinter.
 
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Growing Tip: Single-flowering forms often live longer than the double or triple types.
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Peonies

 BEST & EASIEST PERENNIALS:
Peony  
Talk about dependable!
 
Peonies last for years with very little help from you.
 
Peonies form pretty, 3-foot tall mounds of foliage that burst into bloom in mid-spring; May to June.
 
The plants are available in single, double, or semi-double forms, and flowers range in colors and bi-colors.
 
Peony blooms can be highly fragrant and make extraordinary spring bouquets for weddings or graduations.
 
They require a sunny garden spot that’s well drained—they don’t like heavy, mucky soil.
 
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Growing Tip:    Peonies require a period of cold and darkness to bloom well.
 
 
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring and your evergreens

 One of the first signs of how tough the winter has been is the color of our evergreens.  A lot of the cedars, spruce and pines around the city are a lovely shade of brown.  Most people’s first reaction is that the plant is dead.  This is most likely not the case.  The buds for this years growth will still be alive, they are just waiting for some heat to start growing.  Once the new growth flushes out it will cover up the brown needles.  To help the process along you need to start fertilizing and watering your evergreens as soon as the snow is gone.   A fertilizer that is high in Nitrogen (the first number on the formula) is the best.  An Evergreen Food with the formula 30-10-10 is an excellent source of nitrogen.  Soak the soil that is around the plant to feed the roots.  For best results apply the fertilizer every two weeks throughout May and June.  As an extra boost you can also spray the foliage with Organique’s Biofish.  This should be done once the ground has thawed.  As for watering, a deep watering every week unless it rains.
 
 
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