I remember the first time I saw a purple shrub I was somewhere between confused and impressed. How different! How unique! Now I can hardly help a customer design their yard now without recommending a purple option in the mix for colour contrast.
It’s all the name isn’t it. You think sweet supreme would be the name of a new cherry or peach. Well unfortunately captivator gooseberry bears the name gooseberry.
We like to test a lot of the plants we sell to see how they truly perform in our Manitoba winters. My yard is full of new test run plants, many of which we do not even sell yet.
In a world flooded by social media, how do you keep track of all the blogs out there in this world? Why would a local greenhouse even want to start a blog when there are huge websites dedicated to these kinds of things?
Have you ever seen a hedge that was not growing at uniform rates? Some plants were taller and fuller than others? Or perhaps some plants had completely died off?
Hedges. The green fence. The living wall of privacy and shelter. Many people choose to plant a hedge rather than having a fence built because it is much cheaper up front and it give a lush setting to the yard.
When we create our containers at Falk Nurseries we have a general guideline to follow. You need a thriller, a spiller, and a filler.
Sticks, dead flowers, and grass. When winter hits, it hits hard. All the colours, fragrances, and life just fade away and we are left with the dead remanence of summer.
I have had many customers come to me at our nursery asking for “the evergreen tree that stays little.” There are options like that, but none that will thrive in our Manitoba climate unfortunately. We are working on that looking for better options. The best option we have at this time is called Medora Juniper. […]