Potted Spring Flowers

Season now closed – more coming in 2019!

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Care now – keep in bright light and cool if possible.  Water lightly.  When it is finished flowering, trim spent flowers and continue to let leaves grow inside the house on a bright cool window would be perfect.

Planting instructions – In April when soil is ready to work, remove from paper pot and plant in a well drained location at the same soil level. Will go dry and dormant in summer, excellent choice for low water gardens!

Plant details – Perennial (comes back year after year) and flowers in spring, typically in May in the Kootenays.

Tubers and Corms and Bulbs oh boy!

Stay tuned for spring 2019 sales details ~!

Gladiolus –  Plant gladiolus corms in the spring once the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. (May!) Gladiolus like well-drained, light soil and full sun. Until planting time, store in a cool dark place (not the fridge). To plant – set the corm in the hole about 5 inches deep with the flat side down. Cover with soil and press firmly. Space the corms 3 to 6 inches apart. Best planted as a group at the back of a bed. Water the corms thoroughly.

They will be about 3 feet tall when flowering.  In the fall, once the tops have been killed by frost, but before the ground freezes, dig the corms and lay out to dry in a warm room for a few days.  Trim the tops and store in a cool dry place (not the fridge) until spring and you can start the process again!

Dahlia – Plant Dahlia tubers in the spring once the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. (May!) Dahlia’s like well-drained, rich soil and full sun. Until planting time, store in a cool dark place (not the fridge). To plant – set the tuber in the hole with the top ‘stem’ 3 inches deep. Cover with soil and press firmly. Space the tubers about 18 inches apart. Best at the back of a bed. Do not over water before tubers emerge or they will rot!

They will be about 3 – 4 feet tall when flowering.  In the fall, once the tops have been killed by frost, but before the ground freezes, dig the tubers and lay out to dry in a warm room for a few days.  Trim the tops and mix with very slightly damp peat moss and pack into a box store in a cool place (not the fridge) until spring and you can start the process again!