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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Posted By: Desiree Markewich in Bulbs


With the final days of summer slowly approaching it’s only natural for us gardeners to start planning for next year. The first thing to spring to mind (no pun intended) is fall planting bulbs: Crocus, Tulips, Hyacinth and many more. Often the first sign of colour we are rewarded with in the garden during early spring, planting bulbs in the fall is easy, affordable, and something you must try - if you havent already!

Early Fall (September) is when these flowering beauties start to arrive at the nursery, but we encourage you to Pre-Order early, so you don’t miss out on the 20 stunning new varieties we are recieving this year. 

Early Spring Flowering Bulbs


 
If you want to feel the warm glow of sunshine in early spring, try new varieties Crocus ‘Early Gold’ or Iris ‘Katherine’s Gold’. These yellow cuties are very petite in nature, only growing 4-6 inches tall! This small size makes them perfect for containers or small gardens.
 

Desire something with a bit more colour and size? Try out Narssisus Colourful Companions 'Dancin' in the Sun' combo. An early spring charmer growing to a height of 16 inches and featuring 2 different varieties of white, gold and yellow daffodils.

Mid Spring Flowering Bulbs


For some interest in the garden during mid spring, you can’t go wrong with either Daffodil 'Acropolis' or 'Falmouth Bay'. An elegant almost pure white colour and nice height of 16-20 inches makes this pair stand out among fellow plants gracing the period between spring and summer.

 

The perfect Daffodil (Narcissus) for a patio or smaller garden has to be Narcissus ‘White Petticoat’. Growing to a dimure height of 4 inches, this adorable white daffodil has deep green stems making the crisp white of the blooms even more notable.
 

A featured bulb this year, Tulipa ‘Canadian Liberator’ was released to honour and celebrate 75 years of European Liberation! Canadian Liberator stands tall at 22 inches high and is a strong, bright red, featuring nearly perfect shaped flowers.
 

If you love pink and are looking for some mid spring color we suggest Tulipa ‘Foxtrot’ or Colourful Companions ‘Rasberry Meringue’. Foxtrot is a fragrant, double tulip in a glorious bubblegum pink and Rasberry Meringue combines a creamy white, double daffodil with a matching creamy tulip with raspberry pink accents.

Late Spring


To bring a few splashes of pink to your late spring garden as well, or if enjoy foraging in the garden for cut flower arrangements then you must choose Double Tulip ‘Dazzling Sensation’ or ‘Crispion Sweet’. Crispion Sweet has full, solid pink flowers with fringed petals, while Dazzling Sensation’s blooms are packed with smoother petals with white feathering at the outer petal edges. 
   


Two later Spring flowers that will become a focal point in the garden, and that pollinators can’t miss are Allium ‘Rosy Dream’ and Colourful Companions ‘Hot Shots’. Rosy Dream will grow to 18 inches and feature lovely, globe-like purple blooms, and Hot Shots combines two vivid red tulip varieties that stand at a grand 24 inches tall.


Summer




To get the most out of planting bulbs in the fall you can extend your flowering season into summer by choosing plants such as the Camas or Foxtail Lily. Foxtail Lilies (Eremurus) are extrodinarily tall, perennials that have massive flower spikes. For pink flowers try Eremurus ‘Shelford Pink' or ‘Robustus’ and for orange blooms ‘Cleopatra’. Camassia leichtini ‘Alba’ is an equally tall plant, bearing flower spikes matching the Foxtail Lilies grandeur but in a pale white shade with larger individual flowers upon the spike.   

Garlic

 



If flowers aren’t your thing, or your just enjoy growing your own veggies we suggest planting garlic this fall. Planting garlic is easy, all you have to do is separate each garlic bulb carefully into individual cloves. Plant your cloves in a rich soil by pushing each clove 1-2 inches into the soil with the flat side down and pointed-tip upwards towards the surface of the soil. Your harvest will be ready anytime from Spring through Summer. You will know when the leaves have become mostly yellow, i.e. more yellow on the leaf than there is green. Chesnok, Yugoslavian and Mixed Gourmet varieties are new this year! 

Pre-Order

Any of the bulbs featured in this article. Simply click on the bulb mentioned in the article and it will take you to our pre-order page! 

Pre-Orders end September 1, 2019 when bulbs start to arrive. For availability after September 1 call in store (604) 882 1201.


Friday, September 7, 2018
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

September is the month where all the new bulbs for Fall arrive and are put out on display. This year we are pleased to feature over 20 new varieties that you can add to your garden or container! Many are in stock now, and all can be pre-ordered online until Sept 14, 2018. Get your orders in today!

New Anemone Bulbs for 2018

Anemone De Caen 'Bordeaux' Bulbs

Anemone 'Bordeaux' is a new variety with delicate, velvety blooms in a deep purple hue. Great choice for containers and cut flowers. Spring flowering. Deer resistant. Grows to 18 inches in height. 5 bulbs per pack.

Anemone De Caen 'Caramel White' Bulbs

'Caramel White' Anemone is a new variety with delicate white blooms with a lavender center. Great choice for containers. Deer resistant. Grows to 16 inches in height. Spring flowering. 5 bulbs.

New Colourful Companions Bulbs for 2018

Colourful Companions Alium 'Moon Dance' Bulbs

Allium 'Moon Dance' is a new companion pack for 2018! These ornamental onions grow to be an elegant mix of white and burgundy alliums. Late spring blooming. An excellent cut flower for arrangements. Grows to 24 inch average height. 10 bulbs.

Colourful Companions 'Fairy Garden' Bulbs

New 2018! Colourful Companions Fairy Garden bulbs are a colourful combo of purple crocus and cream tulips with pinkish-red accents. Early spring blooming. Great bulb from containers. 30 bulbs.

Colourful Companions Tulipa 'Spring Has Sprung' Bulbs

New 2018! Colourful Companions Spring Has Sprung bulbs grow to be beautiful coral pink tulips with a red flush. Late spring blooming. A great addition to cut flower arrangements. 15 bulbs.

New Hyacinth Bulbs for 2018

Hyacinth 'Blue Festival' Bulbs

New 2018! Multiflora hyacinth's are a particularly floriferous form that provides you with up to 6 stems of fragrant, beautiful blooms for each individual bulb. Blue Festival features violet-blue flowers in spring. Great for containers. Deer resistant. 3 bulbs.

Hyacinth 'Pink Festival' Bulbs

New 2018! Multiflora hyacinth's are a particularly floriferous form that provides you with up to 6 stems of fragrant, beautiful blooms for each individual bulb. Pink Festival features light pink flowers in spring. Great for containers. Deer resistant. 3 bulbs.

Hyacinth 'White Festival' Bulbs

New 2018! Multiflora hyacinth's are a particularly floriferous form that provides you with up to 6 stems of fragrant, beautiful blooms for each individual bulb. White Festival features soft white flowers in spring. Great for containers. Deer resistant. 3 bulbs.

New Iris Varieties for 2018
Iris 'Alida' Bulbs

New 2018! Alida Dwarf Iris bulbs form deep blue blooms with yellow crests. Short sturdy stems produce very long lasting blooms that multiply easily. Great for a rock garden or in a container. Deer resistant. 10 bulbs.

Iris 'Pink Panther' Bulbs

New 2018! Pink Panther dutch iris bulbs grow into beautiful lavender toned flowers held on tall, dark green stems. Being a dutch variety, they bloom in late spring, and prefer part sun part shade. 5 bulbs.

Iris 'Symphony' Bulbs Mammoth Pack

New 2018! Symphony dutch iris grows into very soft looking, buttery yellow blooms on tall green stems in late spring. The long sturdy stem makes this a great choice as a cut flower, but looks just as stunning in containers or in a garden bed. 10 bulbs.

New Narcissus Bulbs for 2018

Narcissus 'Double Star' Bulbs

New 2018! This fully double variety of daffodil is a real charmer with its massive, buttery yellow blooms. Flowers appear in mid spring. Deer resistant. 5 bulbs.

Narcissus 'Falconette' Bulbs

New 2018! Falconette narcissi bulbs bloom into beautiful yellow and deep orange, fragrant flowers that are great at naturalizing in the early to mid spring. Looks great in containers or in a mass landscape. Deer resistant. 5 bulbs.

Narcissus 'Red Ranger' Bulbs

New 2018! Bright yellow petals with a gorgeous deep orange frilled cup. Blooms in the early to mid spring and continues to bloom for many years. Easy to naturalize. 5 bulbs.

New Tulip Varieties for 2018
Tulipa 'Double Gudoshnik' Bulbs

New 2018! Huge, elegant double blooms are a rich salmon with a unique feathered over lay in shades of soft yellow and fiery red. Great for cut flowers. 6 bulbs.

Tulipa 'Double Negrita' Bulbs

New 2018! Huge, elegant double blooms are a rich purple with deeper purple accents. Great for use in containers or as cut flowers in arrangements. 6 bulbs.

Tulipa 'Jumbo Beauty' Bulbs

New 2018! Garden Gaint Jumbo Beauty tulips present you with massive, pretty pink blooms in mid to late spring. Petals have a soft, white glow around the outer edges giving them a magical, sparkling appearance. Great for bouqets and containers. 6 bulbs.

New Tulip Varieties for 2018
Tulipa 'Laura Fygi' Bulbs

Mammoth packs contain the most popular varities available. Laura Fygi tulip bulbs are bright red in colour with yellow towards the edges of the petals. Late spring blooming. A great cut flower for arrangements! Fragrant. 20 bulbs.
New Eremurus Varieties for 2018

Eremurus 'Line Dance' Bulbs

New 2018! Eremurus are unique bulbs that add great accents and highlights to beds and borders. Foxtrot bulbs bloom in May-June, forming tall, feathery stacks of amber coloured flowers. Great if used as a cut flower. Deer resistant. 1 bulb.

Eremurus 'Foxtrot' Bulbs

New 2018! Eremurus are unique bulbs that add great accents and highlights to beds and borders. Foxtrot bulbs bloom in May-June, forming tall, feathery stacks of soft pink flowers. Great if used as a cut flower. Deer resistant. 1 bulb.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Selections For the Discerning Gardener May 2012

Lyles Plant Picks For May 2012

Posted By: Lyle Courtice A.H. in Feature Products

This May I've decided to share a few more of my favourite plant selections for the discerning gardener. These gems add a splash of colour, fragrance or curiosity to your garden. All of these are available at Art's Nursery, although some in limited quantities.

erysimum fragrant star

Erysimum 'Fragrant Star'

Wallflower - A great old-fashioned evergreen perennial that gives year-round appeal. The fragrant flowers begin to bloom in spring and continue into fall.

Wallflowers like full sun to partial shade with excellent drainage and once established are fairly drought tolerant. Prune plants in early spring to maintain a neat compact habit.

'Fragrant Star' forms a nice compact mound of elegant cream and silvery-green foliage that is tinged purple in the winter months. Sweetly fragrant sunshine yellow flowers spring through fall.

Height: 45cm Spread: 60cm Zone: 7

erysimum linifolium sissinghurst variegated

Erysimum linifolium 'Sissinghurst Variegated'

Wallflower - Charming selection with narrow, toothed, cream and green variegated foliage that makes a handsome contrast for the dusky mauve-purple flowers.

Height: 45-60cm Spread: 45cm Zone: 7

hosta first frost

Hosta 'First Frost'

Plantain Lily - Spectacular medium growing sport of 'Halycon' with intense blue-green leaves and a bright yellow margin which turns creamy white by summer.

Plants form a graceful mound and sport tall scapes of light lavender flowers in summer. Leaves have good substance, hold well into fall and are fairly slug resistant. Makes a spectacular container specimen and does well planted en-masse. Full to partial shade in moist, rich soil with adequate drainage.

2010 Hosta of the Year. Height: 45cm Spread: 75cm Zone: 3

epimedium amber queen

Epimedium x 'Amber Queen'

Barrenwort - Exceptional semi-evergreen perennial with arching stems covered with numerous spider-like flowers that begin in April and continue sporadically into fall. Flowers are bright yellow tipped with deep amber. New growth is heavily mottled with bronze-red maturing to dark green. Best grown in partial shade in a rich woodland soil and good drainage. Height: 60cm Spread: 60cm Zone: 5
iris sauveolens var rubromarginata

Iris suaveolens var. rubromarginata

Iris - A dwarf species with short lance-shaped leaves of dark green; semi-evergreen. Flowers open purple with coppery tones and have white and purple (blue) beards. Flowers early spring and sporadically into summer. A very diminutive species that does well in containers, rockeries and in the front of the border. Grow in full sun to light shade, tolerates most soil types but give adequate drainage. Height: 10-15cm Spread: 20cm Zone: 5

All photographs courtesy of Harkaway Botanicals.

All of these plants are available in limited quantities at Art's Nursery. If you are making a special visit, please call 604.882.1201 ahead of time to confirm availability.


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