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Monday, September 14, 2015
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Colourful Companions are beautiful, well thought out combinations of flower bulbs that take all the guesswork out of flower combining and garden design. Each September, new packs are released showcasing new combinations as well as the latest, greatest as well as outstanding and proven varieties. We are proud to offer a great selection from Florissa this year including last years favourites as well as 2015’s New Releases. Enjoy these striking combinations of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Crocus, Muscari and more!

All prices current as of Sept 2015. Prices subject to change without prior notice

Canadian Eh Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Red & White Tulips

The Canadian Eh Colourful Companion bulb pack features a mix of gorgeous red and white tulips that flower in mid spring. Show your patriotism by planting this collection! Grows to a height of 24 inches and are also good as cut flowers. 16 bulbs per pack. $9.99

Merlot Moment Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Merlot Moment Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Burgundy and Yellow Streaked Tulips

Merlot Moment is a striking new combination of wine coloured and yellow-streaked burgundy tulips. These are ideal as cut flowers, in containers or in the garden. Mid Spring blooms. Grows to about 12 inches in height. Prefers full to part sun. 16 bulbs per pack $9.99 per pack

Prince Trio Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Prince Trio Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Red, Pink and Yellow Tulips

Prince Trio is a soft and subtle combination of red, pink and yellow tulips that are great as cut flowers. They flower in mid-spring and will reach a height of 18 inches. 16 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

 

Charisma Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Tulips And Daffodils

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. $9.99 per pack

Enchanted Pixies Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Enchanted Pixies Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Dwarf Daffodils

White and peach dwarf daffodils with yellow and orange dwarf daffodils. Flowers in mid-spring. Average height of 12 inches. Prefers full to part sun. 12 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack

Delft Duo Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Delft Duo Large Flowering Crocus Colourful Companions Bulb Collection

White and Purple Crocus

Delft Duo is a wonderful combination of early spring blooming crocus in shades of white and purple. Plant in large groups. Great for naturalizing. Average height of about 6 inches. Prefers full to part sun. 30 bulbs per pack.

Feathered Fascination Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Feathered Fascination Tulips Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Feathered Lavender and Purple Tulips

The Feathered Fascination 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. $9.99 per pack

Hello Spring Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Hello Spring Colourful Companions Bulb Collection

Daffodils

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. $9.99 per pack.

Mermaid Melody Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Mermaid Melody Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Tulips & Grape Hyacinths

Mermaid Melody is a striking combination of tulips in shades of peach, cream and light green against the brilliant blue of Muscari (Grape Hyacinths). This fragrant collection blooms in mid-spring to a maximum height of 18 inches. Prefers full to part sun. 20 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack

Sailors Delight Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Sailors Delight Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Muscari and Tulips

Sailors Delight is an eye-catching bulb collection featuring beautiful blue Muscari (Grape Hyacinths) with striking flame-coloured tulips. Tulips have a red top, and orange middle changing to creamy yellow below. This fragrant combination blooms in mid-spring. Maximum height to about 18 inches. Prefers full to part sun. 24 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

Sun Shower Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Sun Shower Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Daffodils and Tulips

Sun Shower is a striking combination of yellow and orange daffodils with orange and yellow tulips. Fragrant. Flowers in mid-spring. Average height 16 inches. 16 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

Jazberry Jam Melody Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Jazzberry Jam Colouful Companion Bulb Collection

Tulips

The Jazzberry Jam collection features 14 tulip bulbs in white and red. Flowers in late spring and grows to a height of 28 inches. Prefers full to part sun. Great for cut flowers too! 14 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

Pineapple Express Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Pineapple Express Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Tulips

Pineapple Express is a combination of tulips in shades of yellow and orange. These varieties are great as cut flowers when they bloom in mid-spring. Average height of about 20 inches. Plant in full to part sun. 16 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

Diamonds and Sapphires Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

Diamonds and Sapphires Colourful Companion Bulb Collection

White Anemone and Muscari

Diamonds and Sapphires is a lovely combination of blue grape hyacinth (Muscari) and white flowering anemone. Flowers in mid spring. Fragrant. Prefers full to part sun. Grows to a height of 12 inches. 40 bulbs per pack. $9.99 per pack.

As always, please call ahead, 604.882.1201, to confirm availability. If you have any questions about this years Colourful Companions or flower bulbs in general, drop by in person or contact us at your convenience. Generally speaking, the best availability is during the month of September, but the best time to plant is later September or early October when the fall rains start to fall.

When planting, we recommend the use of Bonemeal and or Bulb Food to create the best possible flower show next spring!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rebeccas June 2012 Plant Picks

New, Interesting and Unique Plant Showcase

Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Feature Products
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Hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Rebecca and one of my many responsibilities is to keep Art's Nursery well stocked with new, interesting and eye-catching plants.

I will be sharing my picks with you each month in this new series of blog posts.

This month, I'm going to share six interesting plants; some new - some old. These include a new thornless patio raspberry, a colourful japanese maple, a partially orange hosta and an award winning anemone.

Grab a cup of coffee or a warm cup of tea and enjoy my June 2012 plant picks.


raspberry shortcake

Raspberry 'Shortcake'

Rubus idaeus 'Raspberry Shortcake'

Raspberry Shortcake is a true innovation; a dwarf, thornless attractive raspberry plant with great flavour. Created by the Brazelton family in Oregon, this plant is part of the BrazelBerry Brand of deliciously beautiful small fruits and berries. It has a compact rounded growth habit, (2-3ft high) and thrives in a patio pot or in the landscape.

This carefree patio raspberry requires no staking or big garden spaces. Raspberry Shortcake produces full-sized, nutrious and super sweet raspberries in mid-summer. Best grown in full sun in well drained garden soil. Pollinator not required. Hardy to zone 5.

hydrangea macrophylla lets dance starlight

Hydrangea Let's Dance Starlight

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lynn'

The first reblooming lace-cap hydrangea, Starlight has elegant summer flowers held upright on strong stems. Blooms every year on both old and new wood. soil ph affects blossom colour; blue in highly acidic soils and lilac to pink in slightly acidic to alkaline soils. It's vivid flower coloration and attractive, glossy foliage look stunning in massed plantings. Hydrangeas are best planted in part shade to full sun. Starlight will grow 2-3ft in height and equally as wide. Moist, well drained, amended soils are best. Bloom colour can be shifted to blue with the addition of Aluminum Sulfate (available at Art's) to the soil. Hardy to zone 4.

anemone wild swan

Wild Swan™ Japanese Anemone

Anemone x 'Macane001' P.P.A.F. Wild Swan™

'Wild Swan' was selected from a group of seedlings derived from five or six different parents which included Anemone rupicola.

The precise parentage is difficult to pin down but involves both early and late flowering types. 'Wild Swan' was chosen as the pick of a small group of seedlings by Elizabeth MacGregor at her nursery in Kirkcudbright, between Dumfries and Stranraer in south west Scotland, where it has been on trial for ten years.

This striking anemone offers nodding buds which open into pure white flowers and adorn tall stems above the lush deep green maple-shaped leaves. Lilac blue reverse is revealed when flowers are half-closed in morning and evening. Lovely massed in a woodland setting or spotted into wild rock gardens and an excellent cut flower.

Recipient of Chelsea Flower Show 2011 Plant of the Year Award. Herbaceous.

Wild Swan Anemone flowers in early summer. Best when planted in part shade to part sun, in rich, moist, but well drained soils. Has a clumping habit reaching 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Hardy to zone 5.

Beni Shichihenge Japanese Maple

Beni Shichihenge Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Beni Shichihenge'

This dwarf shrubby japanese maple features deeply five-lobed, twisted, blue green leaves edged with salmon pink. Colours fade to pinkish white, then turning yellow in fall. It also offers smooth gray bark for extra winter interest.

Like other Japanese Maples, Beni Shichihenge prefers part sun to part shade, though it will tolerate more sun if kept of the moist side. Will grow 10-12ft tall and 5-6ft wide. Hardy to zone 5.

Orange Marmalade Plantain Lily

Orange Marmalade Plantain Lily

Hosta 'Orange Marmalade'

The closest thing to orange leaves ever seen on a hosta! Sparkling bright golden tangerine accents in spring, which gradually lighten and mature to pure white by summer's end. A vigorous grower, quickly forming a clump 20 inches tall by 3ft wide. In mid-summer it sets two inch, pale lavender blooms high above the foliage.

Like other hostas, Orange Marmalade prefers shade to part shade in moist, but well drained soils. It is hardy to zone 4.

acanthus mollis oakleaf

Grecian Pattern Plant

Acanthus mollis 'Oak Leaf'

This intruguing architectural plant provides a tropical effect with its large oakleaf-shaped foliage. Grow for foliage alone or enjoy its spikes of whitish-lilac flowers. spreads rapidly. Useful in perennial borders or as a background plant. Best when planted in part sun and moist, but well drained soils.

Flower spikes appear in spring and early summer. Will reach a height and spread of 4ft. Hardy to zone 7, as a result, some winter protection is recommended

All of these plants and many more are available at Art's Nursery. If you're making a special trip, please call ahead of time to confirm availability as quantities may be limited. Hope you enjoyed my June 2012 plant picks and stay tuned for July's unique selection


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