Hosta - A cultural note

Posted November 12, 2013 by John Davey

Growing hostas is fairly simple. By summer they have formed wonderful foliage clumps in compost enriched, friable soil in moist, semi shaded areas.

Astilbe - Bog plants for sunny places

Posted November 12, 2013 by John Davey

Astilbes are summer flowering plants with fern-like foliage. From early to mid summer they send up fluffy spires of flowers in many shades of red, pink, purple and white.

A cultural note about waterlillies

Posted November 12, 2013 by John Davey

We finish selling waterlilies in late march to mid April depending on the weather. September is when we warm up again and start selling our waterlilies.Some of the most common questions we are asked are answered below.How deep do ponds need to be and where should you site them? What... [Continue Reading]

A cultural note about bog and water iris

Posted November 12, 2013 by John Davey

EV SUN MAR BOG There are many varieties of iris to choose from when you are planting a boggy area. There are iris for in the water and iris for near the edges. Then there are iris for generally normal garden soil that may get quite wet. Iris sibirica is... [Continue Reading]

A cultural note about bearded iris

Posted November 02, 2013 by John Davey

Caring for tall bearded iris 80cm and above are tall beardeds.They are called bearded iris because they have bushy beards on each of the lower petals or falls as they are called. Falls, standards (upright petals on the top above the beards) and beards come in all of the colours... [Continue Reading]