Come check out the Tweed and District Horticultural Society’s annual Plant Sale May 22 at 8 a.m. The sale is held in Tweed Memorial Park at Stoco Lake.
It’s a great place to shop for perennials.
Members are asked to bring their plants early and to have the name and color on the label (use popsicle sticks for labels). If special care or conditions are required, include these on the label as well.
Filling a pot with annuals or perennials. Filling more pots then massing those pots to create a vignette – that’s Potscaping. And that’s what gardening expert Marjorie Mason Hogue spoke about at the Tweed and District Horticultural Society meeting on May 4.
Marjorie’s love of gardening was evident throughout her informative presentation and she shared some wonderful ideas with the audience. Many gardeners tend to fill their pots with annuals and leave them in one location throughout the summer months, she says. But you have the freedom to move your pots throughout your garden during the season. She also suggests, for added textured and color, planting perennials, herbs and vegetables in pots. And if you move the perennials around your garden during the season, you’ll likely find the best spot to plant that perennial come fall.
Marjorie also explained how to potscape using spring bulbs. Nothing excites a gardener more than a pot of spring tulips. In the fall, plant the bulbs in a hanging basket, keeping the hanger attached. Plant the basket in the garden, leaving the hanger exposed so you’ll know where the basket is located in the spring. Next spring, when the garden has thawed, dig up the pot and you’ll have a pot of spring flowers.
You can visit Marjorie’s garden centre (Mason House Gardens) online at http://www.masonhousegardens.ca/ or in person in Uxbridge, ON. You can also read Marjorie’s column in every issue of Canadian Gardening Magazine and hear her radio show “Let’s Get Growing” every Saturday morning on CKDO 107.7FM or 1580AM or listen live at http://www.ckdo.ca/.
Join us on May 4 as Marjorie Mason Hogue, one of Canada’s leading gardening experts, talks about Potscaping. Marjorie is the owner of Mason House Gardens (formerly Mason Hogue Gardens) in Uxbridge Ontario and is the author of Amazing Annuals. She is also a speaker at Canada Blooms.
You can check out Marjorie’s website here
The event will start at 7 p.m. and will be held at the White Building at the Fairgrounds in Tweed. Admission is free but we’ll gladly accept any donations for the construction of the new Tweed Library.
Here’s a short video on what gardeners can learn from farmers about mulch.