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June 2012 - Week 1

Posted on June 01, 2012

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Foliage--not just flowers--can add dazzle to the garden!


Colourful Landscape Coleus
Colourful Landscape Coleus
The final planting of Landscape Coleus varieties are now available on their regular tables.  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.  Our Landscape Coleus is a great example.


Coleus, although it does bloom, is grown as a foliage plant, not for its flower. Traditionally a shade plant, there are now types of Coleus that can be grown in partial sun.

Beautiful Begonias   

Begonia Boliviensis Beaucoup White
Begonia Boliviensis Beaucoup White
Begonia Boliviensis Bon Bon Cherry
Begonia Boliviensis Bon Bon Cherry

The Speciality Begonia Boliviensis are finally looking great!  Bonfire, Beaucoup, Bon Bon, Sparkler and Million Kiss series in hanging baskets are all a great choice for the Begonia lovers out there!  These varieties can all take more sun than the regular Begonias, and offer some great colour.  Last year we had great success even on the north-west side of our house.
Begonia Boliviensis Beaucoup Red
Begonia Boliviensis Beaucoup Red
Begonia Boliviensis Bon Bon Sherbert
Begonia Boliviensis Bon Bon Sherbert
Begonia Boliviensis Million Kisses Elegance
Begonia Boliviensis Million Kisses Elegance
Begonia Boliviensis Sparkler Scarlet
Begonia Boliviensis Sparkler Scarlet
7 Inch Potted Geraniums
7" Potted Geraniums
7" Zonal Geraniums

We are now selling some larger potted 7" Zonal Geraniums for only $4.99, all showing colourful blooms and ready for the sunny location in the garden bed or containers.

Vegetable Gardens     


We hope you have had a chance to plant your vegetable plants, but if not, we still have an excellent selection of our regular varieties of tender vegetables, including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.


There is something very satisfying about being able to go outside and harvest your own fresh vegetables and fruit throughout the summer!


We have finished planting our garden, and will be trialling over 50 varieties of tomatoes this season for production and taste.  Perhaps you will do your own little trials and offer us some feedback on your favourites?


We have also planted all our squashes, melons, and cucumbers.  Our early crops of lettuce and broccoli have been very tasty and are still bug free.  

Large Tomatoes
Large Tomatoes
Bell Peppers by Tim Sakton (flickr)
Bell Peppers by Amid (Sxc)

Perennial Giveaway! 

It's back for the second season!  Receive a free 2.5" starter perennial for every $10 (before tax) you spend!  Beautiful Digitalis (Foxglove), Gaillardia (Blanket flower), Coreopsis (Tickseed), Dianthus (Sweet William), Aquilegia (Columbine) and Alcea (Hollyhock) will all be available- plus many others!


Perennial Selection
These perennials are looking for a good nurturing home :)
Perennial Selection
Perennial Selection

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!

Ruth Neden, 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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