OUR GARDEN CENTRE IS CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON — Come check us out again when we open back up in early May 2018. ***We are proud to source our plants from a local, family-owned & operated garden centre who grows healthy and vigourous plants with lots of local TLC.
HOW TO PRUNE FRUIT TREES & EVERGREEN HEDGES:
It’s trending this year to use an assortment of different and unique new annuals, tropical plants (hibiscus, dipladenia, rubber plants, elephant ears, crotons) tubers (caladium), houseplants (kalanchoe, angelwing begonias), perennials (hostas, coral bells, hydrangeas, ferns, ornamental grasses, sedums, coreopsis), succulents, herbs (globe basil, variegated basil, rosemary) and vegetables (think beet tops, ornamental peppers, red millet) in planters to give a more dynamic look.
Have a look at what you’ve already got growing in your own home or your gardens that might make a nice focal point/accent to your planters this year. Take a look around at other nurseries/garden centres for new and different plants that might work for you that we don’t have here at Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs.
You might even consider creating your own spray-painted sticks/twigs to add as an accent to your planters to match your outdoor living space to add that extra punch of colour and style or add a candle feature in your planter for summer evening ambiance.
When your planters and baskets start to look tired and/or over-grown in late-summer, another popular idea is to yank out early performers or straggly plants from your planters/pots ~ half-way through the season and replace with a new late-summer bloomers or cool-weather performers in the empty space. This will extend the life of your planters and give a new look as the seasons change.
Once the annuals have been bitten by frost, you can stick in coniferous greenery, sumac branches, mountain ash berries, mini pumpkins & squash; plant colourful mums or flowering kale & cabbage; add ornamental grass tufts, birch twigs & branches, pine cones, magnolia leaves, grapevine accents; spray-paint (gold or silver) branches or pine cones, add decorative balls and ribbons (the list is endless, really) to carry your planters from a Thanksgiving theme right through until Christmas.
See how much fun this can be 🙂 ‘The possibilities are only limited to the bounds of your imagination’ and anything goes these days.
We offer competitive pricing on our garden centre’s offerings of locally-grown plants that will give you the look and performance you desire for your gardens, baskets and planters. Ask Melanie for ideas, tips and suggestions on plant types for specific planters, garden soil types and locations. Look for new garden accents, accessories, planter pots and decor to complete your gardening experience.
We would be happy to share our extensive knowledge on plants, lawns, gardens and pest control to help you optimize your garden care experience.