Annual Colour All Season
Colour brightens up the garden and brightens our moods! Having colour consistently throughout the growing season is easy with a bit of planning. Planting with the changing seasons is a
As soon as the snow begins to melt, spring bulbs pop their heads up, helping us to welcome spring. Bulbs come in all shapes, sizes and colours, giving great variety to the early spring garden. Choose a selection of bulbs which bloom at different times through the spring to give you a succession of colour this season. The earliest blooming bulbs include Crocus, Scilla and Snowdrops, followed by mid-season favourites such as Daffodil, Tulip and Hyacinth. Allium take center stage in late spring is beautiful when paired with late blooming Tulips. TERRA carries a wide variety of spring bulbs in late summer and early fall. Buy early for the best selection, but wait to plant until 6 weeks before a hard frost is expected.
Once the risk of frost has passed, usually by late May, you can begin planting summer annuals. Summer annuals provide us with a rainbow of colour to suit anyone’s taste. From bold red Salvia
By late summer, annuals begin to look a bit tired. To brighten up the fall garden, replace summer annuals with fall favourites such as Mums, cold hardy Pansies, Asters and Black-Eyed Susans. There are also many options for fall foliage interest. Coral Bells give us beautiful leaf colour, Ornamental Kale provides great texture, and Ornamental Grasses offer dramatic height. Ornamental peppers, pumpkins and gourds can add seasonal flair to your fall planter. Fall plants are available as individuals or in ready-made planters, all set to dress up your front porch or back deck. Or try your hand at creating your own fall planter! For a well-balanced arrangement, try to include a vertical element (a “thriller”), something mid-height (a “filler”) and