With the first week of summer under our belts, it is time to fill in the spots in your garden or add a container or two to brighten your patio or deck!
New North continues to offer beautiful annual flowers, tasty herbs and veggies, as well as fresh shipments of perennials and shrubs.
ALL WINDOW BOX PLANTERS NOW 50% OFF!
We have mixes for both sun or shade, originally priced at $49.99 and up.
All annuals in
4" pots now
At this price you can add lots of colour to your garden or containers!
There are both flower and foliage plants available as well as green spikes!
These advertised specials continue while supplies last!
HAPPY RETIREMENT, CINDY!
We bid a teary goodbye to one of our treasured team members.
16 years ago Cindy was new to the city and thought at job at our garden centre might help her meet people and make new friends. She was absolutely right!
With her excellent people skills and former background in banking, Cindy started as a cashier. She advanced to supervisor and eventually became my 'wingman' as assistant manager.
We were so blessed to have had her as part of the team at New North. Her kind personality will be missed by both our staff and customers.
I will miss her terribly but wish Cindy all the best in this next phase of her life journey. Enjoy all the seasons in your own garden!
Appeal to All the Senses
by Susan Richards
Summer has arrived, so it is time to enjoy outdoor living. When you are out in your gardens, you may be considering adding a new bed or focusing on sprucing up what you already have. Here are some things to consider as you walk around your yard.
Gardening is such a tactile and visual experience that should involve all your five senses. Be sure to focus on colour, form and texture when choose plants and garden accessories so that your garden is both a relaxing and stimulating environment.
Colour is the first aspect to considerer. Bold, hot colours such as red, orange, and yellow draw the eye immediately and pull you into the garden. This colours add drama; make an impact both up close and far away; and add energy to a space. Use them in areas where you want to draw attention.
Cool colours such as green, blue, and violet as well as pastel shades, tend to recede in the garden. They add a calming influence. Use them to create a relaxing atmosphere. When planting flowers within these colour ranges, you should place them where they can be viewed closely or plant in mass if viewed from a distance.
Texture can refer to a plants flowers, leaves or form. Soft or fuzzy textures invite us closer into the garden to touch. Prickly, spiny, or course textured plants say, "Stay away!" Use these plants as a barrier or further back in the garden.