Saturday, May 31, 2014

End of May in our Garden

Rhododendron 'Sham's Ruby' in full bloom in our front yard.  It looks spectacular! but is about 2 weeks late with the late spring.

Rhododendron 'Sham's Ruby'
Rhododendron 'Sham's Ruby'
This is to the east of the rhodo.  The stone bird Bruce calls his Pukeko.  Behind it is 'Freddy' the Cutleaf Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum var dissectum 'Crimson Queen'

One of the extra tomatoes we bought at Sunshine Express.  It is either 'Power Pops' or 'Cherry Crunch'.  Both are red cherry tomatoes.  The tag said they were indeterminate but the height was either 9 inches or 24 inches.  I could not see how they were indeterminate.  What I didn't think about was that they will be about 3 FEET WIDE!!  They grow like a carpet.  Well we will see how this plays out this summer.  They are 45 and 49 days so really, really early tomatoes, cannot wait!!

'Power Pops' or 'Cherry Crunch' tomatoes

Podcast: Summer Flowering Bulbs

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Podcast: New Annuals for sale in Ontario Garden Centres for 2014

New Annuals for sale in Ontario Garden Centres for 2014

o   Calibrachoa ‘MiniFamous Double’
o   Calibrachoa Superbells ‘Pomegrante Punch’ 
o   Coleus Red Fox ‘Mainstreet Wallstreet’
o   Dahlia ‘Dalaya Shari’ 
o   Heuchera Dolce ‘Blackberry Ice’
o   Lilac ‘Sense and Sensibility’ 
o   Lophospermum ‘Lofos Compact’
o   Mandevilla Sun Parasol ‘Red Emperor’
o   Petunia ‘Flash Mob’
o   Petunia ‘Cha-Ching Cherry’
o   Petunia Red Fox Sweetunia ‘Johnny Flame’
o   Petunia Surfinia ‘Heavenly Blue’ 
o   Petunia Supertunia ‘Flamingo’
o   Zinnia ‘Profusion Double Deep Salmon’ 
o   Zinnia ‘Profusion Double Hot Cherry’
o   Zinnia ‘Zahara Starburst’

Extra Annuals available 
o   Verbena ‘Enduro’
o   Verbena ‘Lanai Twister’ 
o   Verbena ‘Superbena ‘Royale Plum Wine’ 
o   Verbena Temari 'Candy Stripe'  

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Podcast: Presidents Choice Garden 2014 Booklet

What's new at Presidents Choice.

A sneak peek at the PC Garden 2014 booklet formerly PC Insider's Report.