Opening the End of March! Salad season Arrives!
The growing season is so short, so let’s have some FUN with annuals! Fantastic foliage plants, and irresistible colour from ever-blooming annuals.. we grow thousands of annuals! We love to inspire the horticultural designer in all of you when it comes to decorating our outdoor spaces, and our friendly staff are always ready to make the best recommendation for your conditions.
Over the years we have come to rely on our favourite performers in containers and the garden such as Dragon wing begonias and Calliope geraniums, but who can resist the chance to trial ‘something new’. We are always seeking out the latest trends in annual plant choices by visiting variety trials across the province, so that colour does not have to be laborious but instead, rewarding!
Check out our top Annual Plant selections for 2019!
For awesome colour in the shade.
Nothing beats the exotic appeal of tuberous begonias in a shade container. The new hybrid begonias such as the Iconia series have amazing semi trailing blooms, that combine well with other shade loving annuals such as coleus, torenia, lobelia and even amazing tropicals!
If you know us, you know that Supertunia Vista Bubblegum is our favourite petunia. Vista Supertunias boast awesome flower power, vigorous growth so they fill your garden beds and containers fast, and now we have a new member of the Vista family – Paradise. A rich salmon pink colour that is sure to appeal to those who are captivated by the 2019 Colour of the Year – Coral.
If you love to plant your own containers, then likely you look to calibrachoa to provide some exciting trailing options – Superbells Doublette Love Swept is a new introduction from Proven Winners that you will want to try. This double pink with white picotee blossom is perfectly sweet as a spiller for a geranium mixed planter or showy enough on its own.
This vigorous trailing vine from Proven Winners, will climb, trail and bloom continuously in the summer heat. Full sun is where it is happiest, and works well planted to climb a trellis to provide privacy for a patio nook.
And speaking of climbing, we will be growing the first ever self- climbing potato vine! We all love vigorous lime potato vine and now imagine one that climbs – oh the walls we could cover! How bohemian!!
Our summers are getting hotter and we want plants that can power through the summer heat with non stop colour in containers and garden landscapes. More and more we are looking to Zinnias and vinca, two traditional annual flowers that are being reinvigorated with new Style!
Vinca Tattoo is a new series that is getting some attention! Check out the ink splattered eye of new eye catching colours such as Vinca Tattoo Papaya.
Proven Winners is introducing 3 new Coleus varieties – and we will be offering all three. With these plants – Torchlight, Sedona Sunset and Golden Dreams , you do not have to sacrifice colour in the shade ,and they still perform well in sunnier locations
Last year we trialled Sunfinity Sunflowers and were pleased with the feedback we received. We all love sunflowers and this new hybrid sunflower, continues to bloom even as you cut off blooms to enjoy in a vase all summer long! A perfect plant to include in your perennial garden that fits in well with a cottage garden theme.