Why Pollinator Gardens are Important, and How to Build One
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
Planting the Best Fall Flowering and Early Spring Garden
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
Extra Time on Your Hands?
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
The Newest Hosta and Perennial of the Year!
Looking for Something New for Your Garden? Every year two outstanding perennials are showcased in the world of horticulture. This year, Hosta ‘Dancing Queen’ wins the title of Hosta of the Year, and Aralia ‘Sun King’ is honored with the award of Perennial of the Year. These two varieties are exceedingly worthy of these accolades. Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ ‘Sun King’ is a
New Summer Blooms!
Exciting new varieties from Florissa coming soon to a garden centre near you! We have beautiful new Colourful Companions that pair complementary with varieties in your garden. In addition, we have a gorgeous range of dahlias, lilies, and also fruit! Experience amazing blooms from summer through fall. Summer Fiesta Summer Fiesta is Florissa’s Choice of the Year. This bright and bold decorative
Canadian Liberator is a stunning red tulip that is being used to create awareness and remembrance of a very important moment in history. In 1945, Canadian forces were an integral part of the liberation of Europe at the end of World War II, and spring 2020 marks 75 years since the end of WWII. It is important that the sacrifices
Grow Beautiful Peonies! Luscious soft and airy blooms with sublime fragrance, peonies are popular with just about everyone. A gardener’s dream plant, they’ve been in cultivation for over 200 years and are exceptionally long-lived. It’s not uncommon to hear of a peony plant celebrating 100 years or more in a garden landscape. They are vigorous, resilient, and best of all, so
Spring Bulbs: Small and Tiny Fairy Garden Favourites
Bring spring to your smaller or even tiny fairy garden scapes. These little dynamos produce a treasure trove of flowers. They are ideal for containers, rock gardens, edging for borders, or thriving under trees and shrubs. They’ll stand out in your garden with thrilling details and complement other larger spring-blooming beauties like tulips and alliums. Narcissus Canaliculatis Narcissus canaliculitis is a miniature
Florissa’s Easy Layer Container for Fall
Make the most of small garden spaces and containers! If this is your first time planting bulbs, this project is super-easy to do, and it’s often called Spring Bulb Layering. Start by choosing a large container for planting in layers. Plastic pots are reasonably priced and available in many different styles and sizes. They won’t crack, and they do offer some protection