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Daffodil Days - Easter - Cover

Daffodil Days

If daffodils aren’t blooming in your area, they soon will be. And while the weather may be windy, wet and cold outside, you can bring the sunshine indoors with a fresh cut daffodil bouquet. Here are a few ... simple tips to help your bouquets last longer and stay looking bright. Picking daffodils right from [...]
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Honorine Jobert - Anemone

2016 Perennial Plant of the Year™: Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ has been decorating cottage gardens ... and borders since 1858, and continues to be the most sought after and widely popular white anemone. Treasured as a garden classic, that’s just one reason why the Perennial Plant Association selected it as their plant of the year. Commonly known as Windflowers, Japanese Anemones are [...]
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Myrtle's Folly - Giant Dahlia - Florissa's Choice of the Year

Florissa’s Choice: Dahlia Myrtle’s Folly

This summer put Dinnerplate Dahlia Myrtle’s Folly at the top of your ‘must-have’ list. You’ll be impressed with the ever-changing variations in these gorgeous blooms. Myrtle’s Folly opens up with beautiful raspberry buds to reveal blooms of hot pink with orange, pink, and yellow hues. Zany petals twist and turn, splitting slightly at the tips. [...]
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Gloxinia Violacea

Gloxinia Outdoors

Gloxinia shine on the deck or patio at the height of summer. Set them as the table centerpiece at a barbeque or garden party and you’ll receive many compliments. This distant relative of the African Violet has large velvety leaves, but their abundant flowers are simply gorgeous. Enchanting cup shaped blossoms in rich vivid hues [...]
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Begonia 'Angelique' Odorata

Sensational Begonias

Begonias are ideal for containers and bloom continuously from summer to fall. Available in several forms: single or double, upright or cascading, rose form or fringed. Their blooms are large, measuring up to six inches (15 cm) across. Colours range from strong solid shades, soft glowing pastels or contrasting bicolours with picotee edging. Find the [...]
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FNR Spring 2016 Brochure

Grow A Garden Party!

Our Spring 2016 Fundraising Program is ongoing and groups can sign up to participate through the end of March.  Fundraising with Florissa is a great way to beautify your home and community while raising money for the great cause you support. This season grow your own garden party! New edibles include seed potatoes, rhubarb, and [...]
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Potted Yellow Begonia - Grandiflora

Jump Start Begonias

Begonias are ideal for containers and you can easily grow them from dormant tubers. Get a jump start and shop for tubers at your favorite local garden center now through February and March. You can have begonias blooming in time for Victoria Day! Large sized tubers have more growing points. Florissa’s begonia tubers are 6/cm [...]
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Anna's Promise Rose - Weeks Roses - Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey – Garden Rose Collection

Sunday evenings, avid fans are curling up with a proper cup of tea to watch Downton Abbey. Season six has been widely anticipated as the award-winning PBS television series draws to its finale. These unanswered questions remain: How will Downton survive changing social and economic times? Will Lady Mary fall in love with a suitor [...]
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Elvas - Hippeastrum - Amaryllis - Flowering in Winter

Dazzling Double Amaryllis

Beauty doesn’t have to be intimidating. Double amaryllis are easy to grow, so why not increase the loveliness and pleasure twofold? Check out these fabulous double amaryllis varieties. ‘Is it real? Can I touch it? Was it hard to grow? Where can I get these?’ This is what your friends will be asking upon seeing […]

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Rudolph - Santa's Little Helpers

Santa’s Little Helpers

You’re busy making a list and checking it twice this holiday season, so when it comes to last minute décor, or gifts for anyone on your list, a little help is always nice. Santa’s Little Helpers are specially cultivated Amaryllis bulbs… that bloom in 4 to 6 weeks from planting.  Plant them in potting soil […]

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