Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gardens Plus ... The Scoop, The Spade & The Shovel ...

"Will you remember this advice"
Dawn Tack, Owner, Gardens Plus
Part 2 …

More fun INSIDE SCOOP with Gardens Plus owner Dawn Tack, sharing some of Dawn’s “tips” so you might avoid some of the “challenges” that I did while planting…..

Full Sun (Southern or West exposure)

Coreopsis 'Sternaler' another long bloomer with 2 1/2” daisy shaped bloom with dark centers and serrated edges.
Daylilies and I am not talking about the roadside wild ones. The hybrids grow in controllable clumps and often re-bloom Check out these for starters; 'Going Banana's', 'Huckleberry Candy' and the crème of the crop as well as best bloomer of all in a watermelon pink 'Endless Heart'. You can create a rainbow of colours and have bloom from June to later October .
Cone flowers are always an awesome choice. Some highly desirable new choices include; Raspberry Truffle and Solar Flare. These are not only attractive in the garden, they make great bouquets of blooms to bring indoors.

The following take full sun or part shade so even more versatile.

Columbine -Some of the more resent introductions are way more easy care. Check out 'Dorothy Rose' it has a double bonnet of pink. Very unique.
Geranium yes, but hardy geranium also known as Crainsbill. Try 'Rozanne' blooms from later in June right through to October. Purple blooms and foliage that will meander around and between your other plants.
Can not leave out Salvia's. Check out the brand new 'Sweet 16' , 'Plumosa' and old time favorite with purple stems 'Caradonna'. These are known for long blooming specially if you cut off spent blooms.
With just a bit more consideration in your choices this season and looking beyond the blooms you can be the envy of your neighborhood this season with way less effort.

To find out more “tips” from Dawn, you can contact her by visiting her website at http://www.gardensplus.ca/ , or calling her at 705-742-5918 or e-mail at info@gardensplus.ca.

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