June 01, 2017


Garden Centre!

Fleuristic- Garden Centre is Open!

It’s that time of year again — time to get out there and do some gardening! Whether you're planting annuals or perennials, creating a container garden of herbs or vegetables, or looking for a custom urn, it’s the perfect time to work on your green thumb.

At Fleuristic, we get a lot of questions about what to plant and how to plant. Here are a few ideas and tips to get you inspired.

Annuals

Annuals are a great way to add instant colour to your garden, your urns and planters, or even your window sill. There are so many annuals to choose from, how do you know what you want?

Here are few questions to ask before choosing your annuals:

  1. Are you planting them in a sunny or shady area?
  2. How tall do you want them to get?
  3. How wide do you want them to spread?
  4. Do you prefer them to be drought tolerant?
  5. Are they going in the ground or into a container?

Once you determine the answers to these important questions, let the hunt begin!

If you’re still uncertain, here are a few annuals that won’t disappoint:

For Sun

  • Snapdragons
  • Petunias
  • Diplodenia
  • Million Bells
  • Geraniums
  • Bacopa
  • Verbena

For Shade

  • Impatiens
  • Begonias
  • Fuscia
  • Ivy
  • Coleus
  • Streptocarpella

Perennials

Perennials make for a terrific investment in your garden as they will come back every year. Available in a wide variety of flowering, non-flowering, ground covers, and evergreens, perennials do it all!

Here are few questions to ask before choosing your perennials:

  1. Are you planting them in a sunny or shady area?
  2. How tall do you want them to get?
  3. How wide do you want them to spread?
  4. Do you prefer them to be drought tolerant?
  5. Are they going to outgrow their space the following season and require replanting?
  6. Are they insect/bug repellant?
  7. Will they produce seeds and begin growing elsewhere in your garden?

Once you determine the answers to these important questions, let the hunt begin!

If you’re still uncertain, here are a few perennials that won’t disappoint:

For Sun

  • Daylily
  • Sedum
  • Periwinkle
  • Coneflower

For Shade

  • Astilbe
  • Japanese Painted Fern
  • Coral Bells
  • Hosta

Custom urns and containers

If you enjoy having plants and flowers, but don’t have the time to garden, we can help!

Fleuristic’s floral designers can create a custom urn or container for you. We will work with you to select exactly the right plants to suit your style and your home or business. We’ll design and build the container for you, and we’ll even deliver it!  Give us a call to learn more!