SPECIALS & FEATURES
Spring Is Coming...
Beautiful Spring Colour
Tulips, Muscari, Primulas, Ranunculus, Pansies & Hyacinths
The Nursery Is Filling Up
Rhododendrons, Azaleas, & Japanese Maples
Beautiful Hellebores In Bloom
Hellebore Niger in bloom
Hellebore Frost kiss Molly's White
Hellebore Frost kiss Dorothys Dawn
Hellebore Red Lady
Hellebore Pink Lady
Hellebore White-spotted Lady
Hellebore Yellow Lad
Hellebore Klondike Gold
Hellebores hybrid Pippas purple
Hellebore hybrid Glendas Gloss
Hellebore hybrid Penny's Pink
Hellebore Winter Jewels Jade Tiger
Hellebore Cherry blossom
Hellebore Dana's Dulcet
Hellebore Angel Glow
Hellebore Anna's Ted
Hellebore Sally's Shell
Hellebore Cheryl's Shine
Hellebore Ivory Prince
Planting Dahlias & Begonias
Tips For Planting Dahlias
Dahlias are an outstanding addition to your flower border. Blooming July through fall they make excellent cut flowers.
Plant tubers mid-April - May when the soil is warm and danger of frost has passed.
Choose a sunny location with well-drained soil. An area that receives at least 8 hours of direct sunlight is best.
If you have heavier soil add in sand or steer manure to lighten and loosen soil texture.
Protect from strong winds.
Lay tubers horizontally 4-6” deep. Space tubers 12-24” apart, then cover with soil.
Add Bone meal to the soil at planting time.
Do not water tubers until they begin to sprout.
Apply slug and snail bait to protect new shoots.
Begin to feed Dahlias with a granular fertilizer high in phosphorous and potash one month after planting. These are the last 2 numbers in a fertilizer. Bulb Food (3-15-6) or Potato food (6-20-20) are excellent choices. Repeat on a monthly basis.
Stake tall varieties, keep plants well-watered during warm summer months.
Remove spent blooms to encourage flowering.
Lift tubers after frost has killed the leaves. Store tubers in a box, cover with peat or vermiculite and store in a cool, dark frost-free area.
Tips for Planting Begonia Tubers
Begonias are a wonderful addition to hanging baskets and planters alike. Tolerant of part-sun locations they brighten up a shady spot.
Start Begonias in 4" peat pots filled halfway with starter soil mix
Nestle the rounded end into the starter mix so that the bottom 1/2 of the tuber is covered in soil
Water lightly around the tuber, avoiding the tuber itself
Place pots in a tray and place on a heat mat or even on top of your fridge where it's warm
Once the tubers have 2-3 leaves, cover the tuber with starter soil mix
Start to fertilize with Superbloom once every two weeks
Move sprouted tubers to a spot with bright indirect light
Plants can be gradually acclimatized for outdoor around May long-weekend
Once the plants are acclimated, just remove the rim of the peat pot and repot into the new container
Begonias grow best in the morning sun and afternoon shade