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2016 Gardening Season

In a few short months spring will be here and provide us with a brand new gardening season!  This is a very exciting time for us - the planning stages of what will soon come to life in the gardens of our client's as well as my own!

Personally I have the most fun with perennials.  Having plants that come back year after year bigger and even more beautiful than the last is amazing!  Dividing of perennials is an easy and inexpensive way to gain additional plants for your garden or to share with family and friends.

These are just a few perennials that I can't wait to plant in my gardens this spring!

I am really looking forward to the Daylily variety "Get Jiggy".  This plant is stunning and caught my eye right away.  Just gorgeous - these showy flowers are a large 5" diameter and made up of magenta, violet and yellow colours. This plant will bloom mid summer providing flower after flower and will re-bloom yet again in the late summer/early fall providing even more beauty!  "Get Jiggy" will grow 3 - 4 feet in height and will do best in the back of my south facing garden among some existing ornamental grasses.

Secondly is the Sedum "Red Wiggle".  This drought proof ground cover is bi-colour in appearance.  The new growth is green while the more mature growth turns red.  Little yellow flowers appear June-July and attract butterflies to the garden.  Just a little guy this plant grows 3"-6" tall with a 12" spread and will look stunning amongst the rock garden where there is a Red Baron Grass aka Japanese Blood Grass nearby with matching red and green colour!

Last but not least is a variety of Japanese Painted Fern called Burgundy Lace.  This dramatic purple fern frosted with a shimmering of silver is so unique and provides a real jolt of colour in a shaded garden.  The colour combination is rare and will compliment the lime green of existing hostas so beautifully!

Designing your garden now is a great way to get through these last winter months!   "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn

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