in the Shade Perennials opened in 2006. We have
gardened here since 1991.
have perennials for sun?
we got a little bored, and we had so many
requests for sun perennials.
you mean by shady?
when a plant tag says shady, it means no more
than 3-5 hours of sun, and not afternoon sun.
you mean by partial shade?
shade usually means it gets some sun, but not
hot afternoon sun. Sun all morning, shade in the
afternoon is part shady. Shade all morning but
sun in the afternoon is sunny.
are we in?
is zone 5or 5a. By the water sometimes zone 6,
out in the country where the wind howls, zone 4.
Ottawa is zone 4 in places, zone 5 in other
places. Micro-climates can affect hardiness
zones. See article Lets talk Zones.
I plant this?
a hole, larger in width and slightly deeper than
the pot. Add organic material to the soil around
the plant, especially if the soil is clay or
sand. Add amended soil to the bottom of the hole
so the plant will sit at the same height it is
in the pot. With one hand cradling the plant,
tip the pot over and gently remove it from the
pot. Then gently put the plant in the hole, and
fill in around it. Then firm soil around the
plant, as air pockets around the roots can be
deadly. Always water your plants immediately
canít plant it right away, how do I keep it?
in a shaded location (even if it is a sun loving
perennial) that is not too windy. Water every 2
or 3 days.
I look after my plant once it is planted?
sure you check to see if your planted perennials
need water on a regular basis. We suggest you
check two or three times a week for the first
three weeks.Perennials are not heavy feeders, however
all plants benefit from added nutrients such as
compost, manure, or fertilizer.
I do about deer?
area where deer (or rabbits) are a pest, the
best solution is to try to plant mostly
perennials they do not like to eat. Our signage
has a notation for deer resistance, as does our
catalogue. There are some organic deer
repellents which we sell, and they work well.
Areas closer to the house are less attractive to
deer. The sound and smell of dogs is another
visit my garden?
would love to visit everyoneís gardens, however
it just isnít possible. If you would like an
on-site consultation, please contact us. Many
people bring digital photos and plans of their
gardens to the nursery for us to help them with
garden design free of charge.
you do with the plants for winter? The
plants are laid down in groups in places where
snow usually collects. Leaves are used for
cover. Most winters we have a very good success
rate, loosing less than 5%.
Made in the Shade Perennials Inc. 3626 Hwy 2
RR 3 (4.5 km east of Joyceville Rd.)
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2V5