What is your plant for summer?

When the sun comes back, it’s time to slip on your boots and gloves and work the soil and your fitness by gardening. It’s good for the heart and reduces stress and anxiety. Take advantage of it! We’ve got a myriad of plants and flowers to garnish your planters, flowerbeds and balconies. And a few tips, too…

WHAT ARE PERENNIALS?

Perennial flowers last for years. They are a good investment because they naturally bloom the next spring.

When to plant them?

Choose perennials that bloom at different times to have a flowering garden throughout the season.

WHAT ARE ANNUALS?

Even if they only last for one season, they bloom for a longer time than annual plants. They are perfect to test out different colours and styles in your garden.

Good to know

Avoid buying plants with yellowing foliage and tips. They might harbour harmful insects.

Does it grow here?
The answer is yes. Our plants are cultivated in Canada and their superior yield allows you to take advantage all year long.
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Top tip

To chase away those pesky garden invaders, plant annual flowers and perennials. Good insects – those that hunt harmful insects – love to drink nectar out of yarrows, cosmos, cherry pies, daisies, red clovers, goldenrods and zinnias.
Beautiful for one hundred years
If you’re searching for a stable and durable relationship, check out peony flowers. On top of offering superb pink, red, yellow and white flowers, they have an incredible lifespan. Some of them can even reach over one hundred years of age.
When to transplant your annuals?
Choose a cloudy day or wait until the evening. The recovery is better when the soil is humid and relatively warm (minimum of 7 °C). Store your plants in a shaded area and water them as needed if you can’t plant them the same day.
Goodbye, old branches

The elimination of a few branches can be enough to reduce the intensity of the shade you get. Here are the steps to take:

  1. Get rid of all sick, dangerous or dead branches;
  2. Cut vertical and poorly oriented branches that might hinder the development of foliage;
  3. Trim the primary and secondary branches that are too close to each other;
  4. Do not take off more than 20% of the foliage of a tree during one session. If you take too much off, you will reduce its capacity to grow.
Fine herbs for refined palettes
Fine herbs are sometimes hard to find in grocery stores, but they grow fairly easily in an outdoor garden. Don’t water them too much and make sure they get enough sun.
Perennial fine herbs
Garlic, chives, oregano, estragon, mint and thyme grow back every year. Chives, however, have to be divided and replanted every two or three years. As for mint, it can spread very quickly in humid soil, but can stop growing in dry soil.
Annual fine herbs
Dill, savory, basil, coriander, chervil and marjoram can be grown as-is, without invading your lawn. Parsley and sage are perennials, but won’t survive a Canadian winter. We therefore consider them annuals.
WE RECOMMEND
Perennials
Annuals
Herbs
Variety
Description
Flowering
Light
Carnation Pink fire
Flamboyantly pink flowers. Steel-blue foliage. Clove scented.
Beginning of summer
Direct sunlight, moderate shade
Lavander Superblue
Vibrant dark blue ears. Gray-green foliage.
End of spring to beginning of summer
Direct sunlight
Japanese painted fern Apple court
Pretty, big and curved fronds. Easy to maintain. Go well with hostas and lilies of the valley.
Peak foliage is in spring
Moderate shade
Night beacon Red hot returns
We also call them Hemerocallis. Cherry red flowers with a yellow halo. Green apple throat.
July, August, September
Sunlit, moderate shade
Sage Bumblesnow
Big and beautiful wreath of white flowers. Dark green foliage.
June to September
Sunlit
Variety
Description
Flowering
Light
Carnation Pink fire
Flamboyantly pink flowers. Steel-blue foliage. Clove scented.
Beginning of summer
Direct sunlight, moderate shade
Lavander Superblue
Vibrant dark blue ears. Gray-green foliage.
End of spring to beginning of summer
Direct sunlight
Japanese painted fern Apple court
Pretty, big and curved fronds. Easy to maintain. Go well with hostas and lilies of the valley.
Peak foliage is in spring
Moderate shade
Night beacon Red hot returns
We also call them Hemerocallis. Cherry red flowers with a yellow halo. Green apple throat.
July, August, September
Sunlit, moderate shade
Sage Bumblesnow
Big and beautiful wreath of white flowers. Dark green foliage.
June to September
Sunlit

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