Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Planning your first Vegetable Garden (Video)

In Vesey's most recent video, our seed manager - Angus - discusses several things that should be considered when planning your first ever vegetable garden.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What to do with Bare Roots? (video)

Customers often wonder what to do with their Perennial Root order when it arrives if they are not able to plant them right away. In this video, Heidi - Vesey's Horticulturist describes how to keep your roots healthy until planting time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rose Descriptions and Classifications




Each description begins with Fancy Name or ARS exhibition name - in some instances we have also provided the variety denomination or code name as regulated by the International Registry Authority for Roses. This 'code' name will appear in single quotes with the first three letters representing the breeder. (eg.) Lilian Austin 'Ausmound'

Below each description you will find details concerning each rose. While you will find most of this information for every rose listed, there will be instances where less than the eleven specific paticulars are provided. These references are listed in the following order:

ARS color classification/ Introduction date/ Bloom size/ Height/ Foliage/ Bud shape/ Fragrance/ Petal count/ Parentage/ Size/ Zone


The American Rose Society Color classification Chart serves as a standard measure for rose color.
w-White, Near White & White Blend
ly-Light Yellow
my-Medium Yellow
dy-Deep Yellow
yb-Yellow Blend
ab-Apricot & Apricot Blend
ob-Orange & Orange Blend
op-Orange Pink & Orange Pink Blend
or-Orange Red & Orange Red Blend
lp-Light Pink
mp-Medium Pink
dp-Deep Pink
pb-Pink Blend
mr-Medium Red
dr-Dark Red
rb-Red Blend
m-Mauve & Mauve Blend

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Veseys Summer Savoury Cookbook Sample Recipes


Scrumptious Broccoli Salad

  • 1 head chopped broccoli
  • 2 stalks chopped green onions
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 3 stalks chopped celery
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
Combine broccoli, green onions, carrots, celery and raisins. Mix sugar, Miracle Whip and vinegar together, then mix with salad ingredients.

Roasted Corn and Garlic Rice

  • 4 ears fresh corn
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup long grain rice uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • sprinkle pepper
  • 2¼ tsp olive oil
Peel back husks from corn to within one inch from bottom, remove soil. Rewrap in husks.
Place peeled garlic cloves on heavy duty foil, drizzle with ¼ tsp olive oil.
Fold foil around garlic, seal tightly. Place corn and garlic on oven rack, bake at 400⪚ for 30 minutes. Remove corn, bake garlic for another 10 minutes. Remove garlic, place in bowl, cool, mash.
Remove corn from cobs with a knife.
In a saucepan, heat 2 tsp olive oil, add rice, cook 2 minutes. Add broth and seasonings and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 13 minutes. Stir in corn, cook 10 minutes longer.

Spinach and Feta Cheese Quiche

  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup blend cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • ¼ lb crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • dash salt & pepper
  • sprinkle ‘Garlic Plus’ seasoning
Start with a baked and cooled pie shell. Defrost spinach and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. It should be fairy dry. Mix eggs, blend and milk. Add dash of salt and pepper, lemon juice, parsley and seasoning. Stir in spinach and feta cheese. Fill the crust and place the parmesan on top. Bake at 375° for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Get more great recipes in our Summer Savoury Cookbook!