Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garden Visits and Hot Picks

Garden Visits this Saturday, April 26, 10 till noon, rain or shine.

--The very established garden of Sandra. It is jammed full of colour and plants and includes a greenhouse that grows some of the largest tomatoes you will ever see.

--Vicki is adding her own touch to what was a bit of an overgrown yard. Some of the garden is very established and some is new.

Members should have received an email with the addresses and directions. Thanks to Marcie, Sandra and Vicki for organizing this.

A few of Gary's hot picks from our last meeting.

'Rise and Shine' geranium has masses of white-eyed dark blue/purple flowers with magenta veining. As the flowers age they take on a rich pinkish shade. It's low spreading habit makes it an ideal choice for the front of border, or cascading over the edges of a pot.

Helleborus Anna’s Red. Marbled foliage. Dark pink-red buds open to pink-red flowers with a contrasting ring of chartreuse nectaries. The flowers age to a darker red.

Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle'. Spikes of mango-orange bloom continuously summer into fall. The short grassy foliage looks neat all summer. Drought tolerant, deer resistant.

There is a handout with a long list of recommended recent plants. 

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