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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!


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!


Monday, March 16, 2015
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Dahlias are one of the most delightful plants for the summer garden. With hundreds, if not thousands of varieties available, in nearly every shade, colour and shape imaginable, they are a wonderful addition to nearly any garden. Their biggest claim to fame is the abundance of blooms they generate. In fact, the more blooms you pick, the more blooms you will get! If the weather cooperates, they will bloom from summer until frost.

This year, we are product to offer 11 new to us varieties including 3 colourful companion packs.

New Dahlias for 2015

Manhattan Lights Colourful Companion Dahlias

The Manhattan Lights Colourful companion pack features 2 types of decorative dahlias. They offer a lovely pairing of the bold and beautiful red with yellow center Dahlia Manhattan Island and the predominantly yellow Cambridge Dahlia. Both are considered Dinnerplate varieties with their large flowers. 3 Tubers per pack. Like all Dahlias, wait until all chance of frost has passed before planting. Buy Manhattan Lights Dahlia Online

Labyrinth Dahlia

Labyrinth Dahlia is a giant dinnerplate variety that reaches a height of only 36 inches. Flowers have hues of soft pink and juicy peach and can reach 10 inches across. This variety is great for cut flowers. 1 tuber.

Tartan Dahlia

Dahlia Tartan features huge 10 inch blooms in shades of burgundy wine and stark white. Great for cut flowers. Plant will reach a height of approximately 40 inches. 1 tuber.

Rebecca's World Dahlia

Dahlia Rebecca’s World is a bi-colour dahlia with a combination of flaming red and fresh white. Enjoy these beautiful flowers in the garden or in a flower arrangement from summer long and well into fall. Reaches a height of 44 inches. 1 tuber.

Sir Alf Ramsey Dahlia

Sir Alf Ramsey Dahlia is a giant decorative dahlia variety in shades of lilac and white. Flowers can reach over 10 inches in diameter on a plant that grows to 52 inches in height. Flowers from summer into fall. 1 tuber.

Blackberry Wine Dahlia

Dahlia Blackberry Wine is a colourful companion pack of two different coloured dahlias, a wine red variety and a white with speckled variety. Both are cactus-type for great garden and flower arrangement effect. Reaches a height of 40 inches. 3 tubers.

Buy Blackberry Wine Dahlia Online

Ambition Dahlia

Dahlia Ambition is a wonderful, bright purple dahlia with small fringed flowers on a plant that reaches 44 inches in height. Great for cut flowers. 1 tuber.

Viking Dahlia

Dahlia Viking is a smaller pompon or ball shaped flower in shades of red. The plant grows to a height of 30 inches. Flowers all summer long and well into autumn. 1 tuber.

Sylvia Dahlia

Sylvia Dahlia is a nicely formed ball dahlia variety in shades of mid-orange. Flowers can reach 3-4 inches across on a plant growing to 40 inches in height. 1 tuber.

Sunny Boy Dahlia

Sunny Boy Dahlia is a delightful novelty ball dahlia variety that produces tightly rolled yellow flowers with a fiery red center. Flowers can reach about 2 inches in size. 1 tuber.

Dahlia Day at the Beach Colourful Companion Pack

Dahlia Day at the Beach is another colourful companion pack with2 different dahlia varieties. Both are cactus varieties with plants growing to 40 inches in height. One variety is a deep burgundy-red wine colour while the other has peachy cream to pink tones. Great for cut flowers. 3 tubers per pack.

Buy Day at the Beach Dahlia Online

How to Plant and Grow Dahlias

Dahlias should be planted in mid-spring after all chance of frost has passed. In our area, this is usually mid to late April or early May. Plant dahlias in a sunny location with rich, moist, but well drained soils. If the soil is too wet, the tuber may rot. 8 hours of direct sunlight is best.

To plant, dig a hole 4-6 inches deep and sprinkle a handful of bonemeal into the hole. Bonemeal is an organic, slow feeding fertilizer that helps establish roots and contributes to better flowering. If you have heavy soils, consider lightening it up with peat moss, sand and/or compost. Place the dahlia tuber in the hole. For larger varieties, we generally recommend adding a stake at the head of the dahlia so that you can remember where you planted it and so you can tie for support once it starts growing. Ensure the dahlia is horizontal in the hole and cover it with soil. Do not water yet. Wait to water until the dahlia has sprouted above the ground. Dahlias are a favourite food group for snails and slugs. Protect your plants with slug bait, copper tape or any other method that works for you.

Once dahlias are established, they will generally require a deep watering 2-3 times per week. Avoid getting the flowers and foliage wet and if possible, water in the morning so that foliage can dry before nightfall.

Dahlias benefit from applications of fertilizer. Use a low nitrogen and high percentage potassium and phosphorus varieties (low first number, higher second and third numbers). Feed every 3-4 weeks for best results.

For best flowering, pinch or cut away the center shoot when the plant is about 20 inches tall.

Dahlias will flower until the first heavy frost. At this point, it is advisable to cut back and dig up your dahlia clump. Carefully lift the clump out of the ground and wash off the tubers to remove the soil. Pat dry them as best as possible and store in a cool dry place over winter. There are many different opinions on how best to store them, but peat moss, sand or sawdust seem to be the most successful. Plant them again next year!

If you have any questions about Dahlias or are ready to choose your varieties for this year, drop by Art's Nursery and we'd be happy to show you the many options available. As always, call ahead to confirm availability as our selection is always changing.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Six Colourful Companions

Flower Bulb Combinations

Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

One of the main challenges of planting bulbs is deciding which ones to plant. With so many colours and styles available, making design decisions can be a frustrating experience. To simplify these choices, we offer several pre-packaged bulb combinations. These colourful companions are designed to work with each other. Grab and go - plant and forget! It couldn't be any easier to plant bulbs.

calpso breeze colourful companion bulbs

Calypso Breeze Colourful Companions

This colourful companion bulb pack features 22 bulbs divided amongst deep pink tulips, blue hyacinths and creamy yellow daffodils. Many of these bulbs are also fragrant - adding extra interest. Height: 16 inches.

riverboat cruise colourful companion bulbs

Riverboat Cruise Colourful Companions

This 24 bulb pack is a striking combination of rich blue grape hyacinths (muscari) and white tulips. Flowering in mid-spring, this combination will reach 12 inches in height. Fragrant.

jazzberry jam colourful companion bulbs

Jazzberry Jam Colourful Companions

This 14 bulb pack of tulips is a combination of white red-streaked tulips combined with rich mono-colour red ones. Reaches a height of 28 inches. Great for cut flowers. Flowers in late spring.

red velvet cake colourful companion bulbs

Red Velvet Cake Colourful Companions

Red Velvet Cake Colourful companion is a pack of 16 tulip bulbs of two styles. A rich burgundy red is contrasted against a two-tone deep red and white tulip. Flowers in mid-spring. Reaches a height of 20 inches. Great for cut flowers.

Licorice Twist colourful companion bulbs

Licorice Twist Colourful Companions

Licorice Twist Colourful companions are deep purplish black tulips combined with a white-pink variety. Flowers in mid-spring. Great for cut flowers. Reaches a height of 24 inches.

Pineapple Express colourful companion bulbs

Pineapple Express Colourful Companions

This pack of colourful companions features 16 tulip bulbs in shades of yellow and yellow-orange. It has hot tropical colours written all over it. Flowers in late spring. Reaches a height of 20 inches. Great for cut flowers.

With all of these packs, we strongly recommend mass planting bulbs. If you like these packs, don't just plant one, get several of the same variety and plant them in volume. The blast of colour in spring will be well worth it! Quanties are limited and availability is seasonal so hurry in to Arts Nursery for best selection.

More information about new tulip varieties is also available


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