Potted Flowers and Tubers

Potted Spring Flowers

Did you bring home or get as a gift one of our lovely little Paper Pot Flowers? Lucky you! This page will help you to care for your new prize and features the most recent offering by date.

April,  2018 – Dwarf Daffodil ‘tete a tete’

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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!

We had a major bumper crop in the summer of 2017, so we are able to offer a limited supply of some of our lovely Gladiolus corms and Dahlia Tubers for spring 2018!

gladiolus_posterGladiolus –  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_posterDahlia – 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!

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