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    Jumbo Annuals

    Friday, July 6th, 2012

        Jumbo annuals are here hot off the press!!!These big beauties are  perfect for filling your garden beds and containers fast. Tons of colour and variety they are sure to be a hit.    available at all 4 Potter’s locations .

    The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

    Friday, June 8th, 2012

    To get in the spirit of the celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ,I decided to plant my garden in preparation . I  discovered some great clematis and rose selections to mark the occasion. From the stunning double white ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ and robust ‘Prince Phillip’ clematis that I interplanted along a part shaded path to the profusely blooming grandiflora rose named ’Queen Elizabeth’ that I [...]

    You say tomato…

    Sunday, May 27th, 2012

    Hello there! Have you ever been shopping in the tomato plant aisle and wondered “what is with all these crazy varieties?” Shelley from Sew and Dipity has the answers! Check out her blog post here: http://www.sewanddipity.com/you-say-tomato/  

    Ulmus parvifolia ‘Hokkaido’

    Thursday, April 19th, 2012

      Ulmus parvifolia ‘ Hokkaido is a neat little miniture elm that I just  picked up for a miniture Sun planter. It is can be trained as a bonsai or used in a container.  I would avoid placing it in the garden  due to the fact that it might get lost and lose its charm. It’s leaves are [...]

    Unique, exicting and…Strange

    Thursday, April 12th, 2012

      I’m always searching for something unique in the world of plants to bring into our store. With the number of smaller suppliers out there it is always exicting to locate one with plant material that is totally out there. This year I  found a ton of new stuff  and I’d like to mention a few standouts. Stranvaesia [...]

    Mighty Matos!

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    Have you heard of grafted tomatoes?  Potters is going to have them this season!  We have set up a ‘pre ordering’ system for those who are so excited they don’t want to miss out. Please come in to any Potters location to pre pay for your Mighty Matos! Mighty Matos yield up to 4 times [...]

    Helleborus

    Friday, March 9th, 2012

    Helleborus is a Potters staff favourite!  They are often the first plant blooming in the garden! Helleborus Wikipedia definition: Hellebores are widely grown in gardens for decorative purposes, as well as for their purported medicinal abilities and uses in witchcraft. They are particularly valued by gardeners for their winter and early spring flowering period; the [...]

    West Coast Seeds

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

    All Potters locations now carry West Coast Seeds.  This seed company has taken the “safe seed pledge” and they started in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  We like them because they are local and the seeds are non GMO. As a regional family seed company, West Coast Seed only sells untreated seeds. They specialize in HEIRLOOM, [...]

    Burning Bush

    Friday, October 21st, 2011

    Burning bush is starting to change colour nowadays!  They are green all summer long and as soon as the days get shorter, the leaves change to bright orange/red.  They look like they are burning!  I’ve have a few people asking me what these lovely bushes are.  The latin name is Euonymus Alatus. I highly suggest [...]

    Cyclamen hederifolium ‘Album’

    Sunday, October 9th, 2011

        I love this little perennial. I’ve never had any problem with them and when things are starting to look rough in the garden , it seems to pop up just in time. I have it under the canopy of a Acer japonicum sp. and in between a pair of mouse ears hosta.

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