Even though spring can challenge us with temperature fluctuations and dampness, it still doesn't crush our spring fever as the weather is only going to get better, and this happens every year. The promise of warm sunny days and the excitement of seeing all of our plants return for a new season is a big part of what makes everyone so cheerful this time of year.
Some parts of Canada already are enjoying consistent double digits and into spring planting already! I know this for sure as my brother Darren lives in Ontario and texts me the weather report each day. This is part of a blessing and a curse when weather determined how we spent our days on our family farm. This practice just never leaves you no matter how much time has gone by. Weather has always been an important part of anyone's day whether you are an urban or a rural resident.
In the midst of left over stocks of perennials from last season, grows our early bulbs to remind us of all the good things that are coming. If some of your bulbs don't surface or tree limbs are broken, these are signs of nature looking after itself. No matter what type of winter you had, backyards and towns always seem to manage to transform so quickly as we watch the beauty grow from late winter to early spring. If you have lost a few plants from one year to the next, that's OK because it gives you an excuse to make new additions to your garden.
Veseys has quite an array of new selections for 2018 as well as new trends to spruce up your garden for another season. Why not renovate your garden just like you do with the inside of your home.
Whether its trees, shrubs, fruits/berries,veggies or flowers, we have you covered.
Garden bed rejuvenation can take a lot of work, but make it fun! Keep in mind that if time doesn't allow to get it all done in one day or even one season, just choose one section at a time.
As with interior design, exterior design trends change too...One of my favourite plants in the 2018 Veseys Line up is:
I have always been a fan of "collecting" new varieties of perennials each year, however we only have so much space and as the saying goes, more is less. It also takes a lot of time and dedication to keep your beds in good shape so keep in mind that they will be a size that you can manage before you begin.
Are you looking for a new shrub to add to your garden this year? We have listed a new shrub known as Winecraft Black Smokebush pictured below.
Cotinus coggygria. 'Winecraft' is a far superior variety. Plants are more compact and less unruly than old-fashioned varieties. Best of all is the colouring of the charming round leaves. They start out a deep purple, deepen to almost black purple as the summer wears on, and finally come fall they'll turn a reddish orange.
Veseys supplies many types of perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and even fruits and berry plants along with our multitudes of flower and vegetable seed and hardgood items. We have you covered no matter what your project will be this year. You can check out our handy YouTube video on how to plant each individual plant as well as our online growing guide.
There are so many new varieties again this year that could all be my favourite picks, no matter what one you choose, I'm sure you will be very happy as you watch it grow. I have posted a few others below that would look stunning in any garden right from early spring to fall.
|Windflower Mix-Early Spring|
|Beyond Perfection Hardy Orchid Blend- Early Spring|
|Winky Blue Columbine-Mid Spring|
|Sugar Candy Clematis Vine-Late Spring and Late Fall|
Pictured above are a few ideas for your spring colour, and as I mentioned there are many selections to choose from for early summer all the way up to late fall. You will find a few beautiful plants shown below. Many gardeners love to achieve a garden that will provide colour right from start to finish once spring bulbs have faded.
|Sparkling Stars Astrantia-Early to Late summer|
|Let's Dance Diva Hydrangea-Early to Late summer|
|Mandarin Double Coneflower-Mid Summer to Early fall|