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May 2012 - Week 3
Posted on May 18, 2012

Topic(s): Weekly News

Lots of Veggies and Hens and Chicks (the plant kind!)
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It's time for those veggies!

 

Mother's Day may be over, but mom's words still linger on: eat your veggies! Now with the warmer weather, there are many more vegetable crops that can be planted.  There is still a great selection of Tomatoes available, as well as other cool weather sensitive crops such as Peppers, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Squashes, Zucchini and Melons.

These can all be planted as long as you keep an eye out for night time temperatures.  In our own garden we have already seeded our beets, peas, corn, beans, and carrots, and planted corn and bean plants as well.

And YES! we are now eating our March lettuce!
Tomato Selection
Tomatoes as far as the eye can see!
Hardy Radicchio Lettuce
Hardy Radicchio Lettuce

Beautiful Hung Up or In a Pot

  

12 inch Hanging Baskets of Sunpatiens
12" Hanging Baskets of Sunpatiens

There is still a good selection of hanging baskets to choose from, including Super-trailing Petunias, Calibrachoas, Fuchsias, Ivy Geraniums, and New Guinea Impatiens.  As well as huge 12" hanging baskets of Sunpatiens--Impatiens that can tolerate more sun than the regular Impatiens or New Guinea Impatiens! 

 

The 14" Tidal Wave Petunia baskets are out for sale now in a variety of colours including silver, hot pink, purple and cherry.  They are hanging in selling section 'D' with the other super-trailing petunia baskets.  Tidal Wave Petunias are the biggest petunia series in the Wave family, they grow and grow into an awesome mass of flowers!

 

We will still be bringing out planters throughout the weekend, including some tower planters and trellis planters with Moonflower, Thunbergia (Black Eyed Susan Vine), Morning Glory, Passion Vine, Firecracker Vine, and Mandevilla.

Moonflower
Moonflower
Firecracker Vine
Firecracker Vine

Hens and Chicks   

 

We have fully restocked the Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks) tables both  in selling section 'E' and in selling section 'G' out by our perennial display garden that is looking beautiful with all the spring blooms.  Sempervivum are a great addition to any rock garden or sunny garden bed.  They prefer well drained soil and plenty of heat and are extremely hardy- perfect for the sunny Okanagan! 

Hens and Chicks
Hens and Chicks
Hens and Chicks
Hens and Chicks
Echeveria
Echeveria
Echeveria

Also perfect for our heat and sun are Echeveria--tender, succulent plants that
are excellent in a mixed bowl planter for the deck or patio- just remember to bring these in before the cold weather returns!

Bobbex Deer Repellent
Bobbex Deer Repellent

Got Deer Trouble? 

 

Deer just love to nibble on the fresh, tender shoots in gardens, and we know there are plenty of deer here in our backyards!  We have seen proven results with a deer repellent(s) product: Bobbex.  Let us know if you have tried it, or have other advise or tips to try to keep your plantings safe from the deer and we will share your ideas with all our fellow gardeners!

 

Video Series: Spring Perennials 

Spring Perennials Series: Bergenia and Caltha Palustris
Bergenia and Caltha Palustris
Join Kirsten Segler from The Greenery Garden Centre and learn which kinds of perennials are great to plant while Spring is still in our midst!

1) Bergenia and Caltha Palustris

2) Drumstick Primrose and Helleborus

3) Bleeding Heart and Brunnera

4) Euphorbia and Doronicum 
Congratulations to our Weekly Winner!

Rosemary Locke, enjoy your Garden Essentials Gift Basket! 

(Please come in and pick it up at The Greenery anytime we're open.) 

 

About the Contest

 

Each week we have a draw in our garden centre for everyone that filled out a ballot during that week.  Ballots are available in-store only, although you may want to check our Facebook page in the near future for special goodies for our Facebook friends!  

 

Happy Gardening!

The Greenery Crew

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