FLOWERS & GARDENS

THINGS ARE WINDING DOWN IN THE GARDEN CENTRE NOW — STOP BY TODAY FOR CLEARANCE SPECIALS ON VEGETABLES, HERBS AND FLOWERS.  

Drop by today to see the wide variety of bedding plants, pot & basket-fillers along with a great selection of ivies, trailing flowers and accent plants.

We also offer traditional vegetable garden plants — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. to get your backyard vegetable garden growing.  ***Don’t forget we also sell seed potatoes, onion sets (multipliers, dutch and spanish) and garden seed packets as well as bulk packages of corn, peas, beans.

Check out our tropicals (dipladenias & bougainvillas, etc.) and ornamental grasses and bedding plants to get your flower beds popping with colour.

***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.

THINGS TO DO IN YOUR GARDEN THIS MONTH: (excerpts from Mark’s Cullen’s Newsletter)

1. Stake tomatoes.  Double your crop.  Use the spiral tomato stakes for best results.

 

2. Apply bordo mixture to tomatoes to prevent early blight. Once every 2 weeks all summer.

 

3. Prune evergreens, especially cedars including cedar hedges.

 

4. Remove spent flowers from your peonies and other spring flowering plants.  It is true that if you remove spent lilac flowers, the plant will bloom more prolifically next year.

5.  After a good rain, fertilize your lawn with Golfgreen Iron Plus or our 28-4-8 50% SCU blend.

 

6.  Put out hummingbird feeders.  Clean the ones that you have.

 

7.  Feed container grown plants like petunias and geraniums with  15-30-15 water soluble plant food every 10 days to 2 weeks.  All summer.

 

8.  Herbs.  Harvest them as needed.  Don’t over water them. With the exception of basil, they love to get dry between watering.

 

9.  Relax.  Enjoy some hammock time… read a good book.

 

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.