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Colourful Cool Crops & Bunches of Berries
Posted on March 24, 2017

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Table of Pansies _ Violas
Table of 2.5" Potted Violas
Great Choice of Early
Cool Crops


Greetings!

A full selection of Pansies, Primulas, Bellis, Ranunculus, Erysimum, Cool Wave Pansies and Pot Carnations is now available in selling section 'D' and 'E'.

Choose from tables full of over 100 varieties of Pansies and Violas in shades of yellow, blue, purple, red and orange.

The 4" potted Primulas are starting to show some great colour, and are ready for your Spring planter or planting into your garden bed.

Read on to see more details on our selection! 
Assorted Primulas
Assorted Primulas

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Assorted 12 Cool Wave Pansy Hanging Baskets
Assorted 12" Cool Wave Pansy Hanging Baskets
Bellis & Cool Wave Pansies

The Bellis, or English Daisies are opening into cute little button-like flowers, the tiny petals making perfect little domes in shades of red, pink and white.  These are often used to inter- plant in tulip and other bulb beds, but are also excellent anywhere in the garden, as well as in containers.

Cool Wave Pansies are the earliest to bloom in the Spring, and the blooms hold up well in rain and weather better than the large flowered types.  These trailing pansies are the most vigorous and prostrate of any spreading pansy and make unique baskets, mixed combos, and great ground covers.  There are also some beautiful 10", 12" and 12" side hole type hanging baskets of Cool Wave Pansies available for some great early frost tolerant color.

Assorted 10in and 12in Cool Wave Pansy Hanging Baskets
Assorted 10" and 12" Cool Wave Pansy Hanging Baskets
We've Got a Bunch of Berries!
 
We have a good selection of Raspberries and Blueberries as well as Blackberries, Currants, Grapes, and Gooseberries.  Want something more unique? Look for ones like the Loganberry, Tayberry, Jostaberry, Boysenberries, or Figs!
 
Tayberry

A Tayberry is a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry.  It produces large conical, sweet berries that are purple red in color.

Tayberries
Tayberries
 
Jostaberry

A Jostaberry is a cross between a Gooseberry and a Currant.  The large black berries taste like sweet black currants.

Jostaberries
Jostaberries
Boysenberry

A Boysenberry is a cross between a Blackberry, a Raspberry, and a Logan Berry.  It produces large, dark purple berries that are sweet, yet tart.

Boysenberries
Boysenberries
 
Loganberry

A Loganberry is a cross between a Blackberry and a Raspberry.  It is a thornless, self-pollinator that produces heavy yields of tart, long, reddish-purple berries.

Loganberries
Loganberries
 
Raspberries
Lots of Ever-Bearing and Summer-Bearing Raspberry varieties available!
Everbearing Raspberry

These varieties have early summer and fall crops of berries that are produced on new canes each year.  The canes should be cut part way or to the ground at the end of the season.
  • Autumn Bliss - Large, mild tasting, red berries.
  • Double Delight - Medium sized, sweet and tangy, red berries.
  • Encore - Large, sweet, juicy, red berries.  Nearly spineless canes.
  • Heritage - Large, sweet, red berries.  Producing high yields, no staking needed.
  • Nova - Medium, red berries with excellent flavor.  Upright canes with light spines.
  • Prelude - Early ripening, medium sized, red berries with excellent flavor.
  • Red River - Medium sized, sweet red berries.

Summer Bearing Raspberry

These varieties have one crop of berries produced on last years canes.  The fruiting canes should be pruned out at the end of the season.
  • AAC Eden - A new thornless variety.  Large, sweet, firm, red berries.
  • Boyne - Medium sized, sweet red berries.
  • Killarney - Medium sized, sweet firm, red berries.
  • Latham - Large, red sweet berries.
  • Tulameen - Large, light red, firm, sweet berries.
  • Black - Large, black colored berries with excellent flavor.
  • Purple - Very large, purple colored berries with excellent flavor.
 
Blackberries
Blackberries
Blackberries

Blackberries offer excellent hardiness in the garden and produce sweet, dark berries that are large and firm.  Black Satin, Chester, and Triple Crown are all thornless and extremely productive varieties.  Blackberries are delightful whether eaten fresh, used in desserts, frozen or preserved.  A new variety this season is Columbia Star, which offers beautiful conical shaped berries of uniform size that have a sweet flavor and a typical aroma with a hint of raspberry.
 
Black Currants
Black Currants
Currants

Currants are rich in flavor and full of vitamins.  The Black variety produces large, black fruits with excellent tangy flavor, while the Pink Champagne variety has smaller sized, unique translucent, pink berries.  The Red and White varieties would also add flair to dinner dishes and desserts.
 
Blueberries

When planting Blueberry plants, it is best to plant two different varieties for better pollination and a bigger harvest.  Most soils are alkaline (have a high pH), since Blueberries like acidic conditions, add lots of plain peatmoss or sprinkle granular sulphur over the growing area.  Like all berries, add a balanced fertilizer at planting time.

Choose from Bluecrop, Duke, Northland and Reka, or grow some different varieties:
  • Chandler - producing the largest size berries, some said to reach cherry size!
  • Wild Blueberry - the low growing native variety, producing small sweet berries. 

New this year are:

  • Pink Popcorn - said to produce high yields of deep pink to soft pink berries with a true blueberry aroma & flavor.
  • Sweetheart - claims to produce a heavy crop of sweet berries very early in the season (late May-June) and in mild areas a lighter second crop will develop later in the same year (August) being the first double cropping Blueberry!
  • Razz - a novelty variety originally developed in 1934, produces large crops of plump powder blueberries that have notes of raspberry flavor.
Assorted Mixed Jumbo 6 Pack Broccoli
Assorted Mixed Jumbo 6 Pack Broccoli
Broccoli Taste Test Anyone?
For all you veggie enthusiasts, we have some Jumbo 6 packs of six different varieties of Broccoli, great for a little family taste test!
 
Hardy Vegetables
Tables D17 to D20 have also been restocked with Hardy Vegetable Plants that are ready to be planted out into the garden for nice early, bug free crops!
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The Greenery Garden Centre

The Greenery Garden Centre
2507 Longhill Road
Kelowna, BC
V1V 2G5

Phone: 250.762.7411
Fax: 250.762.7421
flowers@thegreenery.ca

Open annually from beginning of March to end of June

For the week of November 19 - November 25

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Friday 10am - 5pm
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