Containers are a fantastic location to plant a variety of bulbs and perennials. Whether on your patio, front entrance or balcony, containers large and small can have a gorgeous impact. To add stunning interest, lilies and dahlias can bring bright punches of colour, bees and butterflies to your containers. Dahlias The best dahlias for containers are patio dahlias which grow to a height
Often gifted at housewarmings, Gloxinias make spectacular houseplants during winter months. However, they will easily make the move from indoors to outdoors in the summer, especially if you start growing the tubers in late February to early March. Gloxinias boast large, velvety leaves and their abundant cup-shaped blossoms in rich hues make for a perfect table centerpiece at summer BBQs. How
The best time of year to start your begonias is February through to March. Begonias are ideal for containers and are available in several different forms: single, double, upright or cascading, rose form or fringed.
Why should I welcome pollinators into my garden? Is it important to attract bees and butterflies into your garden? By welcoming bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, you are paying attention to the overall health and strength of your garden. Bees pollinate as they go from flower to flower. While visiting flowers in your garden, bees help your flowers reproduce and
What Should I Plant in the Fall? There are many spring blooms such as daffodils and tulips, and in summer, beautiful lilies and dahlias. But what about fall and early spring when the ground is only beginning to thaw? There are bulbs you can plant in the fall to extend the blooming period of your garden and bulbs that will flower
Spring has arrived! Spend some extra time outdoors! With the arrival of spring, enjoy some solitude and soak up the sunshine that graces our gardens. Now is the perfect time to relax and unwind in the company of crisp spring air and sprouting garden friends. Grab a jacket, and a warm cup of tea or coffee, and take a walk