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Celebrating Canada's 150th with Red and White Plantings!

Celebrating Canada's 150th with Red and White Plantings!

 Celebrate Canada's 150th!

Cheers Canada ~ You’re Looking Good!

 

This spring a lot of gardeners are planting red and white annuals to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. 150 years is kind of a big deal and what a party it will be all summer long! Whether you are interested in doing a single planter, or if you are making a whole theme of red and white flowers I have a few ideas to get the plan going.

A couple of the plants that we expect to be the backbone of the red and white theme are red and white geraniums and red and white Proven Winner Supertunia and Surfinas. Classic and gorgeous these two will be well represented in the gardens nationwide this summer. Some other selections to consider are red tuberous and fibrous begonias, snapdragons, salvia, verbenas.

I always like to think of designing planters like floral arranging on a larger scale. So to compliment those large flowers mentioned above look to add smaller flowers like bacopa, lobelia, alyssum and from the Proven Winner lineup Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' and Nemesia 'Cherries on Ice'.

The Campbell River Garden Club and the City of Campbell River's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department are running a Red & White Garden Contest on June 10th. Enter by June 2nd.

For more information go to

http://campbellrivergardenclub.com/2017%20Red%20White.pdf