Here is a tiny sampling of spring at Jade Gardens. If you are looking for a specific plant, please come in or give us a call. We’ve been extremely busy and stock is selling quickly even though it is early in the season. We’re working hard on getting all of our stock out on the floor, but not everything is ready yet. Please keep checking if there is something specific you are looking for, but don’t wait too long, gardening is very popular this year.
*many of the products and plants highlighted in the following posts are not always in stock. Some are seasonal or only available in limited quantity. If you plan to come to the store for one of the specific plants or products discussed below, it is always a good idea to call the store at (905)878-0722 to confirm availability. Sometimes we sell out very quickly and we don’t want to see you disappointed.
*holiday planters, wreaths, roping, etc are now 50% off until December 20, 2020
Sorry but we are now sold out of Christmas Trees for 2020.
Christmas 2020 will be here before we know it and our cut Christmas trees are in stock and ready to go home! We have Balsam and Fraser Fir trees available and we’re conveniently located for people looking for live Christmas trees in the Oakville, Milton, Mississauga and Georgetown areas. (*please call the store at 905-878-0722 to check for availability as we get closer to Christmas).
Balsam Fir needles appear in two rows on each side of a branch and are about 3/4- to 1 1/2-inch long. Balsam needles are more circular and usually dark green on top and lighter underneath. Christmas tree sizes and varieties are as follows:
Premium Fraser Fir
Premium Balsam Fir
4.5” $5.99 double poinsettia
More information about our cut Christmas trees is available here!
We have a new crop of in house:
Callaloo (green and red)
Each are $2.99 for 4″ pot.
We’ve had lots of requests for Morgan Beauty, a stunning succulent and I’m delighted to let you know that we currently have it in stock.
Don’t wait too long – these will likely sell out quickly!
Like most ferns, the Crispy Wave fern prefers no direct sunlight. It can tolerate a bright location, but not direct sunlight. It is not a winter hardy variety of fern, so you can have it outside in the summer months in a shady location, but be sure to bring indoors well before the frost. Ferns generally prefer a well drained pot with an all purpose or tropical mix soil. Ferns like a little humidity and should be watered to keep the soil slightly moist. Please feel free to talk to us more in store about specific care of this little air cleaning miracle! $7.99 now at Jade Gardens and Greenhouses.
First of all, consider where in your garden are you planning to plant? Since these bulbs will be flowering before the trees are in leaf, you’ll likely have a sunny location. How large is the area? Spring flowers generally look best when planted in clumps. You can mix colour or keep it uniform. When selecting bulbs, you’ll want to choose healthy and large size bulbs. As a rule of thumb, the larger the bulb (considering its type), the better the flower in the Spring.
Position bulbs pointed end up, the pointed end is their stem. If a pointed end is not obvious, then don’t worry about it, just plant the bulb and the stem will naturally find its own way up. The planting hole should be three times deeper than the height of the bulb. For example, if you have a 6.5-centimetre daffodil bulb, then dig your hole 20 centimetres deep and then plant. You may wish to mix some bone meal with the soil, but if you’re starting with good soil already, it shouldn’t be necessary – just an option to encourage root growth.
Daffodils, spring flowering bulbs, planted in late fall.
To prevent the squirrels stealing your newly planted bulbs try outsmarting them by concentrating your bulb plantings in large groups, and then flooding the soil with water after you’ve planted them. This will help to “erase” the marks you leave behind when planting and will also help to close any air pockets you created in planting. To further disguise the bulb locations, you should cover them with approximately five centimetres of leaves and branches. Some avid gardeners suggest that you plant heavy with the daffodils because squirrels don’t tend to like them as much – not sure if this is true or not, but since they are on sale 50% off here at Jade Gardens anyway, maybe its worth a try!
Finally, don’t forget to mark where you’ve planted so that you don’t forget where you’ve already planted. Then you can sit back and be ready to enjoy the fruits of your labour, come spring.
We’ve posted in the past about the increasing popularity (and practicality) of using cacti and succulents in your outdoor container gardening and/or garden beds. We stand by this practice – Cacti and Succulents are relatively maintenance free and with the heat and dry soil conditions we’re experiencing here in the GTA, cacti and succulents are an ideal solution. The only downside to many of these beauties is that they are not winter hardy in our zone 5-6 climate. This means that most cacti and many succulents must be dug up and brought in before the danger of frost, or alternatively, they must be replaced annually which makes for a somewhat costly “bedding plant”. So, if you’re into drought tolerant, but not quite sold on going as far with it as cacti and succulents, there are several winter-hardy perennials that you may want to consider. Here’s one:
We are open for Thanksgiving this weekend, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we’re proud of the fantastic fall decor on display, the mums, vintage pumpkins, gourds and much more. This weekend, we’re featuring fresh floral arrangements to compliment your Thanksgiving table or as a great hostess gift.
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