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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.


Friday, October 6, 2017
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Bulb growers are doing their best to make flower combinations as easy as possible. In fact, they have take away all of the guesswork and risk by introducing Colouful Companions. These bulb assortments feature high quality attractive looking bulb combinations for you garden. Simply plant them now and enjoy them in the Spring. A few of the combinations available this year include:

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Joyful Hearts Tulips – Colourful Companions

Beautiful combination of rosy pink and soft orange tulips that are both fragrant and great for cut flowers. Grows to a height of 18 inches. Flowers in mid-spring. Full to part sun. 12 bulbs per pack

Sweet English Rose Tulips – Colourful Companions

A new combination of soft orange and lavender-white tulips that flower in late spring. Grows to a height of 20 inches. Best in full to part sun. 14 bulbs per pack.

Emperor Mix Tulips – Colourful Companions

A new colourful mix of white, yellow and orange fragrant tulips that flower in mid-spring. Great for cut flowers. Grows to a height of 18 inches. Best in full to part sun. 12 bulbs per pack. Colourful Companion Bulbs 2

Love at First Blush Tulips – Colourful Companions

This new combination of soft pink or red with white tulips that flower in mid-spring.
Great for cut flowers. Grows to a height of 18 inches. Best in full to part sun. 14 bulbs per pack

Spring Cheer Colourful Companions

This beautiful new mix of yellow and white narcissus, dark purple muscari (grape hyacinths) and purple-white Chionodoxa are sure to being Spring Cheer to the garden. Great combination for naturalizing. Flowers in early spring. Deer resistant. Low growing to a height of 6 inches. Best in full to part sun. 36 bulbs per pack.

Stainless Steel Colourful Companions

This new combination white-violet tulips and beautiful blue muscari has the appearance of stainless steel in the garden. Great for containers. Flowers in mid-spring. Grows to a height of 16 inches. Best in full to part sun. 24 bulbs per pack.
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Delightful Colourful Companions

This Delightful Companion set of white with blush pink as well as red tulips. Flowers in mid-spring. Great for cut flowers. Grows to 18 inches in height. Best in full to part sun. 12 bulbs per pack

Ballroom Blitz Colourful Companions

This lovely combination of red and purple tulips is sure to please. Flowers in late spring and is ideal for cut flowers. Grows to 18 inches. Best in full to part sun. 14 bulbs per pack.

Bulbs have been incredibly popular this year and supplies are running low! Hurry in to Art's Nursery to get yours!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Every Fall our bulb growers deliver the Colouful Companions Bulb Combinations that will be available to us for the year. The combinations this year are particularly striking. Many of them hot, bright colours like red, orange and yellow to grab attention, while others like the Flowering Alliums are in the more reserved cool white, blue and purple tones. These Colourful companions make bulb planting even easier than it already is. Simply plant and go - the designers have done all the work for us... enjoy!

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Joyful Hearts Tulips Colourful Companions

Surround yourself with the beauty of Joyful Hearts. This Colourful Companion features a duet of double early tulips in unique soft coppery shades and warm lavender pink. The magnificent flowers, filled with layer upon layer of fragrant petals, look more like peonies than tulips. Ideal for containers in a prominent location. Makes a good cut flower too! Blooms in mid-spring. Grows to 45 cm (18”). Buy Joyful Hearts Tulips online

Coral Reef Hyacinths & Tulips Colourful Companions

Coral Reef is a lovely combination of salmon pink hyacinths, white petalled narcissus with an orange cup and soft orange tulips. Great for containers. Blooms in mid-spring. Grows to 18 inches in height. Buy Coral Reef Colouful Companions Online

Happy Together Tulips Colourful Companions

Beautiful blend of yellow and pink tulips. Great for containers. Blooms in mid-spring. Fragrant. Grows to 12 inches in height. Buy Happy Together Tulips online.

Hollywood Nights Tulips Colourful Companions

Striking combination of tulips in shades of yellow, red & burgundy. Ideal for cut flowers. Mid-spring to late spring blooms. Grows to a height of 20 inches. Buy Hollywood Nights Colourful Companions online.

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Seabreeze Hyacinths Colourful Companions

Gorgeous combination of fragrant hyacinths in shades of white, blue and light blue. Great for containers. Blooms in mid-spring. Grows to a height of 10 inches.

Under the Stars Tulips Colourful Companions

Attractive combination of tulips in shades of white and variegated white and red. Great for cut flowers. Blooms in mid-spring. Grows to a height of 18 inches. Buy Under The Stars Tulips online

Hello Spring Narcissus Colourful Companions

A wonderful collection of fragrant daffodils in shades orange, yellow and creamy white. Blooms in mid-spring. Average height of 18 inches. Prefers full to part sun. 12 Bulbs Per Pack. Deer resistant. Buy Hello Spring Colourful Companions Online

Allium Double Bubble

Colourful Companions Double Bubble bulbs grow to be a soft lavender and white allium. They are great for cut flower arrangements and bloom in the late spring to summer. Fragrant as well as deer repellant. 4 bulbs per pack. Buy Double Bubble Alliums online

Sun Shower Tulips & Narcissus Colourful Companions

Sun Showers Colourful Companions is a combination of yellow and orange daffodils with orange and yellow tulips. Fragrant. Flowers in mid-spring. Average height 16 inches. 16 bulbs per pack. Buy Sun Shower Colourful Companions Online

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Feathered Fascination Tulips Colourful Companions

This colourful companion pack containers 2 types of tulips. A feathered purple and a lavender fringed-white tulips is sure to please gardeners looking for tulips in a cool colour palette. This new combination is ideal for cut flowers when it blooms in late spring. Grows to a height of 22 inches. Prefers to be grown in full to part sun. 14 bulbs per pack.

Charisma Tulips & Narcissus Colourful Companions

Charisma is a colourful combination of tulips and narcissus in shades of white, orange and peach. They are great for naturalizing and flower in mid spring. Average height of 18 inches. Prefers to be grown in full to part sun. 16 bulbs per pack. Buy Charisma Colourful Companions Online

Best bulb selection is from September through late October, Hurry in for best selection of place your orders online!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Canadian Celebration Tulip

Ok, ok its hard to get too excited about bulbs. Well... this Fall we have a treat for you! As you may or may not know, Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday in 2017. It’s time to show our pride for this beautiful, generous, and kind nation of many cultures. What better way than to plant spring flowering bulbs in patriotic colours?

Tulip Canadian Celebration (syn. Tulip Happy Generation) is both regal and festive for the occasion. Each petal of these enormous, long lasting ivory white blossoms are emblazoned with flames that resemble maple leaves – Canada’s national emblem.

Arising from a hint of yellow at the tulip’s base, the flames turn scarlet red. Silvery white edging on the leaves adds to the visual impact, especially when planted in groups of 5-7 bulbs or more.

Canadian Celebration blooms mid-spring, grows to 50 cm (20”) tall, and its sturdy stems hold blossoms upright to withstand wind and rain. It will perform best in full sun, rich and fertile, well-draining soils. Plant in garden beds, borders, or containers. Canadian Celebration will look gorgeous and begin the festivities in your neighbourhood!

Order Canadian Celebration Tulips online, or hurry in and grab yours in-store!


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