Gardening

Great greenery for your garden

By: Canadian Living
Canadian Living
Gardening

Great greenery for your garden

By: Canadian Living

On the prowl for lush foliage plants for your containers, flowerbeds or garden? Allow me to share my fave finds from a recent garden centre scout:   [caption id="attachment_3605" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Elephant ear plants. For a touch of the tropics, get yourself some colocasia—or, as it's more commonly known, "elephant ear." They work particularly well in a central position of your planter pots.
Available at Real Canadian Superstore garden centres.
Photography by Brett Walther.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3603" align="aligncenter" width="620"]     The Drinking Gourd hosta—so named because of its deeply cupped leaves—recently had the distinction of being named The Drinking Gourd hosta—so named because of its deeply cupped leaves—recently had the distinction of being named "Hosta of the Year." (Yes, such a thing exists.) Its thick, rubbery leaves give it an extra line of defence against slug attacks.
Available at Real Canadian Superstore garden centres.
Photography by Brett Walther.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3604" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Switch grass. According to PC Garden expert Peter Cantley, the grass category is one of the fastest-growing in the garden centre business. You can attribute much of that to their low-maintenance nature—especially when you consider the water demands of the unquenchably thirsty hosta above. (I certainly know which I'd prefer in the sandy soil at my cottage.) This Northwind switch grass grows to a height of five to six feet.
Available at Real Canadian Superstore garden centres.
Photography by Brett Walther.[/caption]     Follow me on Twitter!
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