How to Create the Perfect Summer Garden
When it comes to creating the perfect summer garden, there are endless possibilities! Taking a trip to the garden centre in spring and purchasing different bulbs, perennials and annuals is a lot of fun. But will these varieties work together? Are they the best choices for your garden? There’s a bit of planning that is needed when thinking about planting
New for Spring at Florissa!
The new year is well underway, and that means it's almost time to get back into the garden. During the darker, cold winter days, all we can think about is those sunny spring days in the garden! Enjoying blooms, fruits, and vegetables that you've grown is such a reward. Best of all, trying new varieties in your garden is so
How to Use Large Containers in Your Garden
Large garden planters make for eye-catching displays. There are many sizes, designs, and materials of containers. Big containers or barrels can be utilized in many ways to add variety, structure, form, and interest to the garden. The large size creates fantastic focal pieces, gives you more room to plant, and more choices of plants since you are not as restricted
Top 10 Fall Bulbs for a Spring Cut Flower Garden
Having a cut flower garden is so rewarding! There is nothing better than bringing your homegrown flowers indoors to enjoy. Bouquets of flowers bring instant colour to a room and make the perfect gift for friends and family. There are so many flowers available it seems like an endless selection. However not all flowers are best for cutting, so we’re here
New Fall Bulbs and Accent Flowers to Make Spring Your Garden Pop!
As the summer months wrap up, cooler weather starts to roll in and autumn appears. It’s a season of leaves changing colour, crisp fresh air, pumpkins, and it is also a very exciting time for gardeners! Spring flowering bulbs hit the garden centre shelves, complete with standard favourites along with some dazzling new varieties! It’s now time to plan out
Understanding Bloom Times Before You Shop
In autumn, all of your favourite bulb varieties are hitting the shelves. I love browsing the fully stocked shelves, dreaming about feathery pink parrot tulips, and spunky mini daffodils poking up in my spring garden! September is a great time to visit your local garden centre so you can have the first choice of a wide variety of spring-blooming bulbs.
How to Plant, Grow and Care for Your Peony
About Peonies - Paeonia Paeonia or peonies are beloved perennials in the garden. As long-lived and low-maintenance garden plants, they deserve a place in every gardening space. Peonies live for over 100 years and will increase in the number of blooms it produces each season. Once peonies are established, they are drought tolerant and can handle a few weeks without water.
Caring for Spring Flowering Bulbs After They Bloom
Spring flowering bulbs welcome us into a new season of gardening. It’s great to enjoy the hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, crocuses, muscari, and other spring bulbs planted so many months before. It’s been a long winter of waiting for our garden to show us the results of what we have planted. Unfortunately, when the spring season comes to an end, our
Get Outside and Enjoy Tulips Across Canada
The tulips are in bloom and the weather is warming up, so, it's time to get outside and enjoy the springtime beauty across Canada! There are so many great places to see tulips blooming, from the capital city of Ottawa and its famous Tulip Festival to parks and gardens all around the country. So why not take a drive or
6 Tips to Start Early Spring Gardening
Winter is drawing to a close and the temperatures are warming (if only slightly). That means spring is on its way! As you prepare your home for this new season, don't forget about your garden. How to pre garden for spring? There are some tasks that need attention in the early spring so that you can get ready for planting