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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!


Sunday, September 7, 2014
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

Every year in September our fall planting, spring blooming flower bulbs arrive. Colourful tulips, delightful daffodils, fragrant hyacinths and dainty crocus are unpacked and made available for purchase. The best part of this task is discovering what the new varieties are for this year. So far, we've seen a nice selection of new tulips, a new daffodil, a handful of interesting crocus and even two new varieties of garlic. So without further ado, here are the new flower bulbs at Arts Nursery for 2014.

New Crocus Varieties

Orange Monarch Snow Crocus

Orange Monarch Snow Crocus

This super popular flaming orange crocus was originally available last year in limited quantities and is back again in larger numbers. Black streaks accent the orange flower colour. As a Snow Crocus, it is slightly smaller, growing to only 4 inches in height and flowers in early spring. Narrow green leaves have a silver stripe down the middle. Grow Orange Monarch in full sun and space the bulbs about 2 inches apart.

Yalta Crocus

Yalta Crocus

Yalta is a new variety of naturalizing crocus with flowers that are both white and purple. It sports some of the biggest crocus blooms available. Narrow green leaves have a slivery strip down the middle for added interest. Grows to 4 inches in height and should be planted in full sun. Blooms in early spring.

Sieberi Spring Beauty Snow Crocus

Sieberi Spring Beauty Snow Crocus

This hard to find variety of Snow Crocus is bi-coloured in shades of white, purple and even a hint of lavender. It is a variety that is good for naturalizing and like many of the others, features green narrow foliage with a silver stripe down the middle. Grow it in full sun and space the bulbs 2 inches apart. Grows to a height of 4 inches

New Tulip Varieties

Tender Whisper Tulip

Tender Whisper Triumph Tulip

Although it is a Triumph Tulip variety, Tender Whisper looks almost like a lily-flowered tulip. Flowers are unusually shaped and feature a white base blending towards pinkish red near the top. Strong stems make it an excellent cut flower too! Tender Whisper blooms in mid-spring and grows to a height of 18 inches. Plant in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Delight Series Tulips

Delight Series Single Early Tulips

These four Single Early Tulips are available in 4 distinct varieties: Apricot Delight, Candy Apple Delight, Cherry Delight and Rosy Delight. Apricot Delight has flowers that are pink blushed to white. Cherry Delight has mid to dark shades of red. Rosy Delight is mostly pink while Candy Apple featured red, pink and creamy coloured margins. All four varieties are good cut flowers and will grow to a height of 14 inches. They bloom in mid-spring. Grow in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Siesta Tulip

Siesta Fringed Tulips

Purple and pink petals edged white with lace-like fringes make Siesta a show stopper. Blooming in late spring, Siesta is a good cut flower reaching to 16 inches in height. Grow it in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Boston Tulip

Boston Triumph Tulips

Boston is a new, attention grabbing two-toned red and yellow tulip that grows to 18 inches in height. An excellent cut flower, it blooms in mid-spring and will also attract bees and hummingbirds with its light fragrance. Like the other tulips, grow it in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Prins Willem Alexander Tulip

Prins Willem Alexander Triumph Tulips

This attractive, orange-coloured Triumph Tulip is named to honour the new King of the Netherlands, Willem Alexander. Growing to 20 inches in height on strong stems also makes it suitable as a cut flower variety. Blooms in mid-spring and like the others should be planted in the full sun.

Miami Sunset Tulip

Miami Sunset

Miami Sunset is a gorgeous fringed tulip variety with vivid tropical colours ranging from red, through pink and orange and even a hint of yellow near the base. Distinctive fringed edges add even more interest. Miami Sunset blooms in late spring and will reach a height of 18 inches. Grow in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Humilis Tete a Tete Tulip

Humilis Tete a Tete Multiflowering Tulip

Tete a Tete is the first ever double-petalled, multi-flowering tulip. They bloom in mid-spring and very short stems that will only reach 4 inches in height. Flowers are red in colour and can be used as a short cut flower. Each stem will produce 4-6 full sized flowers! They will make quite a display in beds, containers and borders. Grow in full sun and space bulbs 4 inches apart.

Praestans Shogun Tulip

Praestans Shogun Mini Botanical Tulip

This 10 inch high botanical tulip variety produces 3-4 brightly coloured yellow and orange blooms per stem in early to mid-spring. Praestans Shogun creates a woodland look and naturalizes well. It can even form a beautiful floral groundcover when planted close together. They are ideal for rock gardens, containers and borders. As an added bonus, their flowers are extremely long lasting, sometimes holding their flowers for several weeks! Plant in full to part sun and space bulbs 3 inches apart.

New Daffodil Varieties

Smiling Twin Narcissus / Daffodil

Smiling Twin Novelty Narcissus

Smiling Twin is a split-corona Narcissus (or Daffodil) with colours ranging from creamy yellow to lemon yellow near the center. It blooms in mid-spring with a nice fragrance and grows to a height of about 16 inches. Grow in full sun to light shade and space bulbs 6 inches apart. As an added benefit, narcissus are also deer resistant, naturalizing and can attract bees and hummingbirds to your garden.

New Garlic Varieties

Music Garlic

Music Garlic

This hardneck garlic variety has easily peeled cloves, a strong flavor and a luscious lasting after taste. Their cloves are often larger and have less of an outer wrapper. The flavour is pungent, sweet and good and can be quite hot if eaten raw, Like all garlics, Music should be grown in the full sun and spaced about 6 inches apart.

Siberian Garlic

Siberian Garlic

Siberian Garlic is attractive, flavourful and offers plenty of heat if eaten raw. The bulb is white with streaks of reddish purple. This hardneck variety produces larger, but fewer cloves than do the softneck varieties. Garlic is also deer resistant and will also help keep insects and fungal diseases in check. Plant in full sun and space 6 inches apart.

Bulb Planting & Care

The best time to plant bulbs is in the late summer and early fall, just as the autumn rains begin. Choose bulbs that are strong and solid, not mushy. When planting bulbs, dig a hole 2-3 times the height of the bulb and add bonemeal. Drop the bulb into the hole with the pointy side up. Not all bulbs have a pointy side, so do your best to figure out which side is the top. Fill the hole back up with soil and add Bulb Fertilizer on top for extra growth. Space bulbs close together, but not touching. For best effect, create large drifts or swatches of colour instead of planting one here and one there.

You can also plant bulbs in layers in either containers or the garden. It is a good idea to put labels or tags into the area so you remember what you planted! Once bulbs have finished blooming, allow their foliage to die back and yellow naturally. This allows the plant to put energy back into the bulb for next years display. Wait as long as you can before cutting back the foliage.

For best selection, drop by Art’s Nursery this September and choose your bulbs when the selection is at its peak! If you have any questions about these spring blooming bulbs, feel free to visit us in person or give us a call at 604.882.1201


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