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May 2013 - Week 5
Posted on May 31, 2013

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Add some WOW! with Mixed Hanging Baskets & Planters

 
   
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Beautiful Mixed Hanging Baskets   

Greetings!

 

Now that all our large mixed hanging basket orders have been finalized and picked up, we are able to offer the remaining and spare baskets to the public!  On Saturday morning, these 12" mixed hanging baskets for sun and shade will be available for only $29.99.
12 Mixed Hanging Baskets for Sun
12" Mixed Hanging Baskets for Sun
12 Mixed Hanging Baskets for Sun
12" Mixed Hanging Baskets for Sun
We also have some large 16" Moss baskets, for both sun and shade, that are filling out quite nicely and looking great!
16 Mixed Moss Hanging Basket for Sun
16" Mixed Moss Hanging Basket
for Shade
16" Mixed Moss Hanging Basket
for Sun
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Planters Galore

There are still plenty of beautifully planted pots available in a variety of sizes, including some unique and drought tolerant Succulent bowl, pan, and tub planters, that are perfect for the sunny spot on the deck or patio table.
Assorted Mixed Succulents
Mixed Succulent Planters in Bowls, Pans, or Tubs
Mixed Succulent Planter
Mixed Succulent Planter
Mixed Succulent Planter
Mixed Succulent Planter
 
Large Zonal Geraniums
Large Zonal Geraniums

What's this 4" pot doing in my Zonal Geranium basket?

 

We have had many inquiries regarding the 4" round pot that is inserted in the centre of the 10" Zonal Geranium baskets. When transplanting the 10" baskets into larger containers, the pot is intended to allow customers to plant centrepiece plants without disturbing the roots of the Geraniums. These middle pots can create a quick and complete planter for a sunny location.

 

Some example centrepiece plants are Dracaena Spike or ornamental grass like Purple Fountain Grass. 

 

If you do not want to add a centrepiece plant, simply remove the pot and replace empty space with soil.

Landscape Coleus for Shade in the Okanagan

When people think of landscape plants for adding colour to their yards. prolific bloomers often come to mind right away.  But don't forget that some landscape plants make a colourful statement not with flowers, but with foliage!

Assorted Landscape Coleus
Assorted Landscape Coleus

Our Landscape Coleus is a great example. Coleus, although it does bloom, is grown as a foliage plant, not for it's flower. Traditionally a shade plant, there are now types of coleus that can be grown in partial sun.  We have an excellent selection of Landscape Coleus and Kong Coleus,a newer seed variety with huge, colourful, broad leaves on compact plants.
Assorted Landscape Coleus
Assorted Landscape Coleus
 
Assorted Kong Coleus
Assorted Kong Coleus
Add Some WOW! With Vegetative Petunias

If you missed out on some of our newer, unique vegetative mounding petunias, or if you just need something special to fill in that space you noticed, we are bring our last planting of Petunias out this weekend.

Potunia Plus Red and Potunia Plus Strawberry Ice
Potunia Plus "Red" and Potunia Plus "Strawberry Ice"

For a WOW effect, try out Crazytunia Knight Rider with yellow and purple bicolor flowers. To put your garden in the spotlight, Sweetunia Orange Flash, Flashmob Bluerific, and/or Flashmob Redtastic will have you shimmering with delight.

The returning stars of our Vegetative program are POTUNIAS! These newer types of petunias have all the benefits of the regular trailing varieties such as self-cleaning (no dead-heading), self-branching (no pinching or cutting back), and prolific flowers all summer long, all wrapped up in a more compact, controlled habit, perfect for pots or beds.
Potunia Plus Watercolour Purple and Potunia Plus Yellow
Potunia Plus "Watercolour Purple" and Potunia Plus "Yellow"
 
Potunia Plus Papaya and Potunia Plus Pinkalicious
Potunia Plus "Papaya" and Potunia
Plus "Pinkalicious"
Bleeding Hearts

There is a nice selection of perennial Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts) out in selling section E and F (table E1 and table F5).  One of the most popular of old-fashioned garden plants, Bleeding Hearts burst into flower in late Spring.

The plants form a bushy, upright mound of dainty light green foliage that appears to be somewhat fern-like at a glance.  Dangling lockets of flowers are held on arching stems and make excellent cut flowers.  Try venturing away from the conventional light pink varieties and grow Dicentra "Goldheart", or a miniature variety like "King of Hearts" in your shaded garden bed!

Dicentra King of Hearts
Dicentra "King of Hearts"
Dicentra Goldheart
Dicentra "Goldheart"
P.S. We are now eating lettuce from our garden for two weeks, and we also harvested broccoli this week, no bugs so far. 
     
 
       
Guess The Plants Contest - Week 11
How Good Is Your Eye?

Be one of the first three people to guess all three photos correctly to win a prize!

Prizes:
1st Place: $20 Greenery Gift Card
2nd Place: $10 Greenery Gift Card
3rd Place: $5 Greenery Gift Card

Head over to The Greenery's Facebook Page and comment on the contest photo at the top of the page to enter.

Keep guessing as we won't be announcing the winners or telling anyone they got it right until the end of the week!

NOTE: Please do not email us your answers. Facebook entries only.
Since this is a "first 3 people to guess correctly wins" type of contest, we'd like to keep entries out in the open for everyone to see. Facebook comments are always in chronological order to keep things fair. It's also fun to see what everyone else is guessing! If you don't have a Facebook account, we encourage you to pester a friend to enter on your behalf.

About the Contest
Each week this season, when the newsletter comes out, look for our new Guess The Plants Contest! Each set of photos will be taken from The Greenery's retail space this week.
** Past Week Winners **

Congrats to our Week 10 Contest Winners:
1st: Jacquelyne Reynolds, 2nd: Mary Richelle Vilda Ritter,
3rd: Shawna Clark-Winter
 
Congrats to Diane, winner of this week's in-store draw for
a fabulous Garden Essentials Gift Basket! 
 
Please pick up your prizes at The Greenery :) 
 
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