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.
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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.