Store Hours for the Week of April 19 - April 25
|Tomato Lovers: Ready... Set... Collect!|
Despite the coolish nights, we will still be bringing out the first planting of our collector tomatoes into location on Friday afternoon -with over 100 varieties.
|'Juliet' Collector Tomatoes|
Again this year we have divided the collection into three categories due to the ever increasing numbers of new varieties. Besides our general selection, we will have an Heirloom section, and a section of hanging tomato basket varieties, available in 2.5" pots for easy planting, all located on both sides of the aisle of A17 north. For hanging baskets, besides 'Tumbler', we found 'Sunset Falls' to be a vigorous heavy producer of bigger red and yellow striped grape tomatoes with really good flavour.
New Varieties for this season include:
- Golden Cherry - A cherry tomato variety from Veseys Seeds, that in last year's trials equalled or even beat Sweet Orange in flavour, a variety we thought was our best tasting tomato.
- Nectar - An ultra sweet, high in sugar but low in acid, cherry tomato that vigorously produces clusters of about 18-20 half ounce fruits.
- Orange Zinger - A dark orange larger cherry tomato with a well balanced sweet-tangy flavour. We had a huge production in our trials.
- Sweetheart - Bright red extra sweet, crack resistant cherry tomatoes form on long clusters of up to 1.5" fruits.
- Super Sauce - Supposed to be the world's largest sauce tomato! Very prolific plants produce many huge, easy to peel tomatoes that are meaty and nearly seedless.
- Sugar Gloss - A bright red cherry tomato with a very high sugar content. Fruits form on really long dual trusses, producing up to 40 tomatoes.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
|'Tumbler' Tomato Hanging Basket|
The Greenery Family
Bring Home the Tropics: Canna LiliesCanna Lilies add bold height and texture in flower beds and are a perfect centrepiece in large containers. They are also an excellent choice for ponds and other water gardens. All of our Canna Lilies can be found on table B1.
Some smaller varieties we grow from seed, include a star performer from the 2014 season: 'South Pacific Scarlet', the dark leaf beauty; 'Tropical Bronze Scarlet'; and new this season the Cannova series are available in 4.5" square pots for $3.99.
This new series was developed in the Netherlands, with the aim of producing varieties that could be used not only in subtropical and tropical climates where cannas originally evolved, but also in cooler summer climates. The Cannovas offer large green leaves, striking arrow-like buds and stunning flower displays in yellow, red and rose shades throughout the summer and into the fall.
|Canna Lily 'Pretoria'|
|Canna Lily 'Australia'|
Some specialty Canna varieties grown from bulbs, or tubers include: 'Lemon Punch', 'Orange Punch', 'Blushing Bride', 'Freckle Face', 'Australia', 'Pink Sunburst', and 'Pretoria'. These varieties are available in 5.5" square pots and range in price from $4.99 to $7.99 each. 'Australia' offers bold contrast with the vibrant red flowers on almost black, glossy foliage. 'Pretoria' has variegated leaves with yellow and green stripes topped with beautiful orange flowers above reddish coloured stems. 'Lemon Punch' and 'Orange Punch' are more compact varieties reaching up to 3 feet, while many other reach up to 5 feet tall.
Also choose from the stunning 'Tropicanna', 'Tropicanna Black' or 'Tropicanna Gold', all available in 2 gallon pots for $17.99. The exotic foliage of the 'Tropicanna' emerges bright burgundy and matures to large leaves striped with red, pink, orange, and green.
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|Get Advice from Master Gardeners|
Some of the Kelowna Master Gardeners will be set up at The Greenery this Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 3pm.
They will be ready to answer your questions and offer advice for your landscape and planting plans for this season.
Congratulations to our Weekly Winner!
Jim Crawford, 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!
Garden Glove Giveaway Winners
2507 Longhill Road