What Flowers Do I Grow?

What an excellent question! Many Canadians want to buy locally grown flowers, but they aren't sure where to get them, and what is currently in season. For my introductory year, I am proud to say that every single one of the seeds and corms that are being grown in my gardens is Canadian sourced. Almost every single one of my tubers is too, but when I had the chance to get a very rare variety from a wonderful dahlia grower in the United States, I couldn't say no! So >96% of my dahlias are Canadian sourced too.

My cut flower growing is based primarily on dahlias, but I also have 17 varieties of zinnias, an abundance of sunflowers and snapdragons, and I'm always going to be looking to add what will work best in my garden. When you purchase a bouquet from me, it will be a mix of whatever is blooming in the garden.

In the order of appearance, this is what is growing for the 2020 season:

June

  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Anemones
  • Poor Man's Orchid
  • Statice
  • Foxglove

July

  • Ranunculus
  • Anemones
  • Poor Man's Orchid
  • Larkspur
  • Bunny Tails
  • Snapdragons
  • Rudbeckia
  • Strawflower
  • Daisies
  • Dahlias
  • Bells of Ireland

August

  • Dahlias
  • Zinnias
  • Sweet Peas
  • Sunflowers
  • Snapdragons
  • Cosmos
  • Asters
  • Eucalyptus

September

  • Dahlias
  • Zinnias
  • Sweet Peas
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Cosmos
  • Eucalyptus

Until the first frost comes.

For the 2021 season I will be adding tulips to my growing list for hopeful harvests in May and June.