SunPatiens, a new strain of New Guinea impatiens, thrive in full sun to part shade, bloom from spring to frost. They’re resistant to downy mildew.
New sedum varieties. Judith Adam wanted ‘Autumn Fire’ autumn stonecrop, but found some other tall sedums such as ‘Matrona’ and ‘Maestro’ sedum.
President’s Choice new plants for Loblaw Company stores in 2014 pop with vivid colours of dahlias, verbenas, calibrachoas, begonias, gloxinia.
To help you when shopping for plants for your garden, these 5 tips will help you choose healthy, well-grown specimens, especially trees and shrubs.
I’m thinking of a red and blue/purple direction for the front garden. I’m looking for several pots of ‘Red Hot Returns’ daylily, a reblooming cultivar.
What garden event signifies to you that spring has really, truly arrived in your part of the country?
Pruning is a good way to rejuvenate tree peonies. It’s better to prune tree peonies in early spring, when their pink buds are prominent, but not yet open.
The familiar nicotiana species we grow as summer annuals are closely related, bearing similar star-shaped flowers and slightly sticky foliage.
This pink morning glory, ‘Good Morning Pink’ morning glory, has light pink flowers with a white border around the petal edges and a white throat.
The clematis vines are extending new stems and leafy tendrils that need an anchoring perch. It’s time to be inventive with clematis supports.
The vivid colours and generous floral displays of impatiens are hard to resist. Unfortunately, you need to be monitoring downy mildew on impatiens.
Hellebore blossoms are opening in my garden. Early bees are enthralled with the wide flowers. It can make for unpredictable hellebore seedlings.
Judith Adam’s current favourite is ‘Jan van Leeuwen’ peony with lemon scent. Get plant supports in place before the peonies send their dark stems upward.
Video about new plants. We visit Rodger Tschanz at the University of Guelph to check up on the new trial plants grown for Garden Making.
Wasabi holds its bright colour without fading or spotting. Makes a dynamite combination when planted with Sultana coleus. Plants don’t produce flowers. Key facts for growing Wasabi coleus 21 in (54 cm) tall, 26 in (65 cm) wide Shade to full sun Bright chartreuse foliage compliments many flower colours. Try this with deep burgundy petunias, […]
The breeder, Takii Seed, says this cultivar is slightly taller and more vigorous than Lemon Delight. Although perfectly suitable for growing in a container, they would also make a good knee-high patch of colour in a garden bed. The plants are full of bright, cheerful daisy-type flowers that thrive in heat and humidity. Key facts […]
This calibrachoa is from Proven Winners, the newest colour combination in their Superbells collection. Although known for their vigor and heat tolerance, the plants are susceptible to rot if watered too frequently—wait until the top few inches of soil is dry before watering. Calibrachoas look a bit like miniature petunias, to which they’re related. But […]
Key facts about Rockapulco Coral Reef impatiens 13 in (33 cm) tall, 18 in (45 cm) wide Part shade to part sun Double impatiens blooms remind me of mini roses. This new introduction has an exceptionally vibrant colour, and the plants stand up to heat and humidity. —Beckie Fox, Garden Making More info: The Rockapulco Series […]
Key facts about Sunpatiens Carmine Red 20 in (50 cm) tall, 24 in (60 cm) wide Part sun This dark red New Guinea impatiens has a vigorous growth habit with a noticeable spreading habit, making it an excellent choice for landscape applications. —Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph More info: The Sunpatiens Series comes in other […]
Key facts about Cool Wave Series pansies 8 in (20 cm) tall, 24-30 in (60-76 cm) spread Part to full sun This mix of white, blue blush and yellow pansies has a strong trailing habit—a new trait. It’s also winter hardy, like many new pansies. —Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph More info: These are perfect […]