Sunny Gardens | July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

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Planting To have colour from late summer to fall, plant begonias, impatiens, salvia, marigolds, verbena, and zinnias. For permanent plantings, try perennials such as bearded iris, lavender, coreopsis, statice, gazanias, and gloriosa daisy. For a late harvest of beans, beets, carrots, corn, cucumbers, and summer squash, sow seeds or plant seedlings. Plant full sun annuals […]

Sunny Gardens | June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

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Planting Plant basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, savory, mint, coriander, parsley, or chives. You can plant seedlings or most herbs start well by seed. It’s not too late to start warm-season crops: corn, beans tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplant. Plant or sow summer annuals such as salvia, nasturtiums, vinca, verbena, geraniums, phlox, marigolds, lobelia, impatiens, cosmos, sunflowers, […]

Sunny Gardens | May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

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May Tips Plant seed or seedlings of warm-season crops like: tomatoes peas beans sweet corn cucumbers eggplants melons peppers pumpkins and summer squash. Sow beets, carrots, lettuce, and radishes. Plant herbs such as: thyme sage parsley chives basil. Plant spring flowering shrubs like: rhododendrons azaleas camellias. Plant or sow summer annuals such as: geraniums marigolds […]

Sunny Gardens | April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

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April tips When purchasing bedding annuals this spring, choose properly grown plants with good colour. Buy plants with well-developed root systems that are vigorous, but not too large for their pots, and lots if unopened buds. Plants that bloom in the pack are often bound by root and can be set back for several weeks […]

Sunny Gardens | March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

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Trees If you are buying bare-root trees, look for ones with a large root system in relation to the top growth. It is not necessary to purchase a very, large tree to get a quality plant. Planting Dig, divide, and replant crowded summer and fall flowering perennials like agapanthus, garden phlox astilbe, aster, bleeding heart, […]

Sunny Gardens | February Gardening Tips

February Gardening Tips

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Time for Shopping Order tubers of Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) Design a flower bed for a shady area plant this at spring and summer. Plan to try impatiens, foxglove, begonia, and browallia.Order perennial plants and bulbs now for cut flowers this summer. Particularly good choices are phlox, daisy, dahlia, cosmos, aster, gladiolus, and lily. Planting […]

Sunny Gardens | January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips

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Planning Make your selections of seeds, and order seeds early, don’t wait until late in thewinter to order seed because many varieties sell out early. Shop for evergreen shrubs such as azalea, camellia and early rhododendronsOrder tubers of Jerusalem artichoke (Helinathus tuberosus)Draw a map of your garden and make copies of it. Garden beds and […]

Sunny Gardens | December Gardening Tips

December Gardening Tips

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Planning You’re doing great, it’s almost the end of the year! Now is a good time to buy early-flowering camellias Sasanqua and japonica varieties.   Planting Take Root cuttings of woody shrubs and evergreens, such as azaleas, holly, and hydrangea, at this time of year. Bare-root season begins late this month. Look for cane berries, […]