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Current Out of the Blue Newsletter

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We’re posting the current Out of the Blue Newsletter here for your convenience. You can always read past editions, by visiting the archive section.   like tweet Home | Perennials 101 | Top Ten | Design Tips A tiny landscape to enjoy indoors and out. Miniature Gardening                       [...]

South Africa calling …

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The young male lion had become separated from the rest of his pride. Our safari guide had searched for him during our evening game drive, but had been unable to spot him before dark. Now, awake with residual jet lag, I stood on my deck under fiercely bright African starlight listening to his mournful cries [...]

Terra @ home at Heritage Perennials …

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Terra @ home recently visited our nursery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Enjoy this segment with host, Lesley Stewart and Colleen Zimmerman, Nursery Perennial Buyer.

Toyota ‘Venza’ and Heritage Perennials …

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“Award winning car company chooses Heritage Perennials!  Toyota, a manufacturer highly awarded for product quality, recently chose Heritage Perennials to demonstrate the utility of their Venza model.  You can imagine how pleased we were to see our blue pots in a TV commercial currently in wide play.  It’s always nice to see others recognize the [...]

Introducing the Itoh Peony …

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When only the very best will do! We are so excited about these amazing plants.  They are herbaceous, so they die back to the ground every year, their foliage looks similar to a tree peony but the flowers, oh the flowers.  They are similar to those of tree peonies with ENORMOUS single, semi-double and double [...]

Video: The Life of Flowers

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We continue to hunt for interesting, educational, motivating or just plain enjoyable videos to showcase here on this website. This one is just pure enjoyment!   Each flower is filmed for two days and photos are collated within 7 minutes to get this effect.

Mighty ‘Mato® Grafted Tomatoes

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  Like superheroes, Mighty ‘Mato grafted tomatoes are stronger, faster, more able to fend off foes than regular tomato plants – and their harvests are bigger! Mighty ‘Mato goes above and beyond the call of duty, defending against pests, diseases, temperature extremes, and poor soils while producing long, abundant harvests of tasty fruit! Grafting joins [...]

Everything Hellebore …

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Hellebore – Move over Hosta … Don’t say we didn’t warn you – pay close attention to this group!  There is an explosion in availability and interest for all things Hellebore now and there will be for years to come. Remember when Hosta suddenly had so many wonderful and amazing varieties you were greeted by [...]

Raymond Evison Clematis

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Our British Columbia nursery is a licensed grower of Raymond Evison Clematis from the Island of Guernsey and customers of our Ontario nursery will be able to purchase more varieties in 2014 too so look for them at your favourite garden centre. Raymond Evison has 50 years of experience in developing the best flowering Clematis [...]

Vertical Gardening and Green Roofs

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  Green walls and roofs are becoming more popular especially in Europe and some of North America’s bigger cities.  Not only do they beautify buildings and offer visual impact, but plants also provide the air with ‘scrubbers’ and are key to reducing pollution and rainwater run-off, insulating buildings and providing habitat for wildlife.  Vertical gardening [...]

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