Celebrate Canada Day with GreenWay in Kitchener

One of our long-time GreenWay customers, Glenn Dickson looks to us for the plants used to build a large floral Maple Leaf.

The Dickson’s, who live near Moorefield have been planting a Canadian flag using begonias from GreenWay for over ten years. Beginning in June, after the tulips have died down and the risk of frost has passed, 351 begonias are set carefully in the ground, using a well-worn map the couple developed when they began. While Glenn does the planting, Dorothy carefully watches to ensure the pattern emerges straight and correctly. It takes them over 5 hours to put the flag together, first marking out the pattern with red and white pins, and then planting, but it’s something they enjoy doing.

Now we’d like to encourage you to share in their Canadian spirit by adding some red and white to your backyard. Pick up some red and white annuals to make a pretty Canada Day pot. There are lots of floral choices – and it would be a great little present to take to a Canada Day party.

Here are some of our favourite red and white annuals. It’s easy to add a little “Canadian spirit” into your gardens.

Red or white Red White
Zinnias

Carnations

Begonias

Geraniums

Pentas

Gerberas

Oriental Poppies

Petunias

Gladiolus

Dahlias

Salvia
Amaranthus
CelosiaNasturtium

Coleus

Firecracker Plant

Nicotiana
Osteospermum
Sweet Alyssum
GomphrenasHeliotrope

Datura

If you’re looking for red and white perennials, use our Plant Finder on our website or come in and talk to Pat our Perennial expert, or any other GreenWay team members for advice on what would work best in your gardens. It’s easy to add a little “Canadian spirit” into your gardens.

Share your Canada Day flowers with us by posting them on our Facebook Page (GreenWay Blooming Centre), on Instagram (@greenwaybloom), or by tweeting them out to @Greenwaybloom.

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