|The trend of growing unique plants in containers continues to grow, which is why we are pleased to have a complete set up (on table A10 North) of beautiful tropical and annual vines available for this weekend.|
This year we will have a limited supply of Mandevilla in 4.5" pots. The colours available will be red, merlot, and a strong white.
For another season we have good numbers of upright Bougainvillea plants available, in 6" round pots. 'Vara Purple' blooms early, is a more compact, bush type variety and would be ideal for containers, rather than hanging baskets.
We will also have our purple trailing variety 'Elizabeth Angus' available in 3.5" green pots. This variety would be more suitable for hanging baskets or window boxes.
|'Vara Purple' Bougainvillea|
|Purple Trailing Bougainvillea|
Thunbergia & Other Vines
Our annual vines, which are much more cold tolerant, are now available in more than 10 varieties of Thunbergias, ranging in colour from white to rusty red.
Other vines of note are Cathedral Bells, Moonflower, and Aphrodite Purple Passion Vine. These are all planted in 3.5" pots, most with 2 plants per pot. Other vines planted in 2.5" pots are Heavenly Blue and President Tyler Morning Glories, as well as Cardinal and Firecracker (Mina Lobada) Vines.
|'Arizona Glow' Thunbergia|
|Water Plants Available for the Weekend!|A good selection of water plants including floaters and Water Lilies will be available for Saturday morning!
Choose from marginals (water plants which you plant or place the pot into the water at varying depths depending on the species) such as:
- Alisma parviflora (Water Baby's Breath)
- Caltha palustris multiplex (Double Marsh Marigold)
- Amenopsis californica (Yerba Mansa or Lizard Tail)
- Schizostylis coccinea (Scarlet River Daisy)
- Thalia Dealbata (Powdery Alligator Flag)
- Typha gracilis and Typha latifolia variegatus (Cat Tails)
- Iris louisiana - Fortuna Finder, Black Gamecock, Ann Chowning
- Iris ensata variegata (Variegated Flag)
- Marsilea mutica (Four Leaf Water Clover).
In the way of floaters and oxygenators, there will be a selection of:
- Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth)
- Pistia stratoides (Water Lettuce)
- Hydrocharis morus-ranae (Frogbit)
- Nymphoides peltata (Yellow Floatingheart)
- Salvinia natans (Floating Fern)
- Phyllanthus fluitans (Red Root Floater)
- Myriophyllum brasilliensis (Red Stemmed Parrot Feather)
- Hippuris vulgaris (Common Mare's Tail).
Cyperus King Tut and Prince Tut are also now available and can be found in the water plant section at table B20.
|Red Root Floater|
Also we will have Water Lilies in 4 varieties including white, red, yellow and pink.
All of the Water Lilies we will have available are hardy for our zone and should be submerged at a minimum depth of 12" for best performance. All of our water plants can be found at the back of selling section B along table B20 and the south wall separating selling section A and B.
|Assorted Calla Lilies|
We still have a nice selection of Coastal Calla Lilies available on table W1. With vibrant colours, larger flowers, and stronger stems in clusters, they will be a great addition to your patio containers or flower beds. Choose from 15 varieties with colours of bright golden yellow, reds, orange, pink, midnight purple, and even black!
Other plants still in good supply for 'indoor to outdoor' use are Gerberas, Rex Begonias, Dahlias and even Martha Washingtons.
Have some nice fresh colour on your dinner table and then outside in your planters or garden!
|Reminder! You can park diagonally alongside our side gate, just around the corner of our main entrance, and walk through our regular parking lot.|
Just a friendly reminder to everyone that it is illegal to obstruct the bike lane and you can be towed.
The busy rush caused by 'Gardening Fever' only happens for a short time each year, so please be patient trying to park and remember to stay off the bike lane!
Remember we are open Friday until 7pm. During those later hours, parking is no problem and you have the greenhouse almost to yourself.
|12" Mixed Sun Hanging Baskets|For those of you who missed the release date last weekend, there is still a good
|Row of Mixed Sun Hanging Baskets|
When you are in our store shopping for that coveted hanging basket, please do not hang the baskets back up if you change your mind during the selection process. Simply leave the basket(s) on an empty table space and one of our staff will gladly hang the basket up for another day.This allows us to ensure the basket is firmly hooked on the pipe so we do not have any "jumpers", as well as allows us to make sure the trickle line is placed in the basket so that we do not have any baskets go without irrigation.
To all our valued customers:
Hanging Basket Shopping Reminder:
Please do not re-hang Hanging Baskets!
Thank-you for your co-operation!
2507 Longhill Road