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Repotting Large Containers

Posted by admin in Containers, Maintenance

By Susan   Occasionally Japanese maples, roses, bamboo (especially bamboo!) and other large container plants need to be re-potted. How can you tell if it’s time? If you feel that a particular plant didn’t do so well last year, or that water ran right through the pot without being absorbed, then it probably is. Repotting

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Simple Containers

Posted by admin in Containers, Flowers, Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs

 by Susan Tice Colourful containers sprouted up everywhere when we moved to our current home and we suddenly had lots of sun. My long pent up desire for pots overflowing with petunias and other summer beauties could be indulged almost endlessly. A few years later, the novelty wore off a little – it was a

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Irresistible Hellebores

Posted by admin in Containers, Flowers, Perennials, Plant Choices, Winter

By Susan It’s hard to resist the siren call of hellebores.  Winter blooming, in a wide variety of colour and form, they are long lived and don’t even need dividing. All that and they are both drought tolerant and deer resistant! No wonder we love them.  They are the most collectible of plants. Helleborus niger

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Specialty Plants

Posted by admin in Containers, Perennials

Are you a plant collector? Do you seek out rare and unusual specimens? Plants are like people, there are some rare gems among the crowd, and they are worth the effort to find. We have often been considered a source of unique items, making it worth the drive to North Saanich to find us. We

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Container Gardening with Succulents

Posted by Russell Nursery in Containers

by Faye SOIL RECIPE FOR SUCCULENT CONTAINERS 4 parts sterilized potting soil (not peat-based soilless blend) 1 part coarse sand (available at Trio, Gravel Mart, Peninsula Landscape Supply, etc) 1 part Vermiculite (available in small bags at the nursery. HARDY SUCCULENTS (best selection available at the nursery from April onwards) SEMPERVIVUMS These are the familiar,

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