Hello Shady Characters!

It's Hydrangea season and I wanted to bring to your attention to three of my favourite Hydrangea. This Alert is going out to subscribers of our Made in the Shade Alert as well as our Maples and Cool "Woodies" Alert.

Two of the plants I want to show you are mountain Hydrangea, H. serrata. I love the daintier habit and flowers and the more elegant beauty they posses as compared with their better-known cousin the big leaf Hydrangea, H. macrophylla.

The third is Dan Hinkley's introduction of the fragrant H. angustipetala which he has called Golden Crane. This hydrangea is one of the earliest to bloom and its flowers smell of honey. An established plant will fill the whole garden with fragrance.

Have a look and enjoy!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians


The Hydrangea Section is Now Fully Stocked!

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'Peppermint Swirl' (pictured)!


Tomato Tastings
Just like a wine tasting we'll taste 15-20 different tomatoes in order and discuss!

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Three Spectacular & Unique Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' - Mountain Hydrangea - This delicate and beautiful mountain hydrangea has lacecap heads of white flowers with pink picotee edges. The foliage is distinctively burgundy with deep veins when young and also if grown in some sun in summer. Found on Mt. Kiyosumi in Japan. Hydrangea serrata is like H. macrophylla but smaller in stature, foliage, and flowers making it perfect for quieter situations and small spaces. Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha Nishiki' - Mountain Hydrangea - This hydrangea is great for flowers and foliage. The new growth emerges with pale yellow speckling that turns gold by late summer contrasting beautifully with the red stems and pink petioles. In summer 'O-amacha Nishiki' produces pale pink lace cap flowers that look spectacular against the foliage which develops red tints if planted in some sun. Mountain hydrangea have more delicate foliage and habit and are often smaller then traditional H. macrophylla.
Hydrangea angustipetala Golden Crane 'MonLongShou' - Hydrangea - Hydrangea 'Golden Crane' has large, fragrant lacecaps of white sterile florets around gold to chartreuse lacey reproductive florets. This cultivar is the earliest of hydrangea to bloom and smells sweetly of honey which will fill the entire garden. Narrow textured leaves complete the show on this handsome shrub. Introduced by Dan Hinkley from his collections from southern Sichuan, China.

These plants are available now and coming into bloom. Come see them!


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One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.
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We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

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February 26th to October 30th, 2016

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