Annual or perennial, there is a single determining factor that divides all plants into these two categories. Can it survive the winter?
Now where did we leave off? Ah yes, Fall colour that has been bred for our Province, if we can provide enough shelter. Many varieties have been popping up from the different researchers, all desperate for that gorgeous red fall colour we see in other Provinces or countries.
I have a question, am I the only one, or do others find fall slightly depressing? It is the downsizing of summer, and as a child it was the purgatorial return to school.
Daylilies can often feel like the miracle perennial. With very easy care, tolerance to almost all climates, and its extensive variety of colours and looks, it is easy to see why they are so highly praised.
One of the most widely known Canadian symbols is the red maple leaf. It’s in our nation’s flag after all. Maples are known for their ability to put on a spectacular colour show in fall. Reds, golds, oranges, yellows, even some deep purple.
When you think Petunia what do you think of? For me I think of bursts of colour, great structure, and simply a classic.
Life is hard on the frozen prairies. Though not nearly as hard today as it used to be, of course. While we have furnaces, insulated housing and warm clothing to protect us from the cold nothing much has changed for the plants in our environments.
Helping customers pick out plants for different areas of their yards is a big part of my job. Finding the right plant for the right place is critical for success.
Though here in Manitoba we ogle over the beauty of the Thunbergia vine, in other parts of the world it is just your common weed, just another invasive species that is difficult to eradicate.