Posts Tagged ‘container gardening’

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum)

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Not all pepper plants are found in the veggie patch, and this is definitely not your salad-type pepper plant! The Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper does not disappoint in the colour department. When I first saw this pepper for sale in the spring, I wanted to include it in the garden. I normally purchase this plant […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to September! This member of the black-eyed susan family has been hard at work all summer blooming through my neglected garden. It’s showy yellow blooms can be seen even through the weeds! The Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy is most often used as an annual in container plantings. It is a short-lived perennial lasting only […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Periwinkle, or Myrtle, is a popular groundcover for shady areas as it spreads by stems rooting as it grows.  It can be quite aggressive as it creates a thick carpet that will leave little room for weeds.  There are concerns if this insistent perennial spreads through our natural areas it will affect the growth of […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Tiger Eyes Perennial Pansy (Viola)

Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Once the ice storms of last week fade into memories, these bright flowers are a welcome sight of spring.  Violas and pansies are closely related as they are members of the same family, often referred to as biannuals, or short-lived perennials.  Violas are seen as the smaller, more delicate flowers compared to the large-flowering pansy […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Trillium Art

Ornamental grasses are a popular perennial in our gardens.  They offer height and body to the garden while providing interest in the garden from summer to fall to winter.  Their textures vary depending on the variety but when the wind blows through the stalks, they all offer movement and sound. Most ornamental grasses prefer full […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Autumn Joy Sedum

Posted on: November 7th, 2012 by Trillium Art

This classic perennial is very popular and can be found in almost every garden. Although it will die back like many other perennials, it can leave behind the flower stems for winter interest and hold the snow to provide that all-important snow cover and protection. Sedums are an essential family of plants when it comes […]

Fall in Love with Autumn Colour!

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 by Trillium Art

The seasons are changing and fall is definitely in the air!  We saw our first light frost just the other morning and my son has decided that pants are a more comfortable choice than shorts for the chilly mornings at the bus stop! Isn’t it interesting that the colours for this season seem to take […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Fall Chrysanthemums

Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Trillium Art

The fall flowering chrysanthemums are a wonderful accent in the garden with colours of pinks, purples, reds, ambers and gold.  These are sometimes considered annuals in our zone 5 gardens but with extra winter mulch protection…you might get lucky. They prefer full sunlight and regular waterings but a well-drained site.  They will continue blooming until […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Indian Summer Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by Trillium Art

The Indian Summer Gloriosa Daisy is another member of the Rudbeckia Family, however this variety is often a shorter-lived perennial than some of the others.  They generally last a few winters although they may self-seed.  Once you have these beauties in full colour in your garden this time of year…you can’t go without!  They bloom […]

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Lollipop Verbena

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by Trillium Art

This unique dwarf form of the annual Verbena bonariensis is the variety ‘Lollipop’ introduced in 2011 from Blooms of Bressingham.  The clusters of small purple flowers at the end of erect, branching stems that bloom from summer to early fall.  This annual would be stunning at the front of a border but would also do […]