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2019-11-27
black pearlMamboapple blossomred lionGreat Gift for gardeners of all ages!
2019-11-27
Top size Amaryllis Bulbsamaryllis size produce 2-3 flower stalks the first year....
To get flowers in following years, cut off leaves and allow to rest by drying out completely for at least 6 weeks (we have done 2 years) then water regularly. Fertilize after flower for best results, re-pot every 2-3 years.
2019-11-27
Christmas gift ideas.....We have Gift Certificates, Amaryllis Bulbs and small live Christmas trees available. We are often here, and can be reached by phone 613-382-8251 or email sales@mitsperennials.com  Hours are by chance or appointment. Gift certificates can be send by snail mail or email. Delivery possible as well.
2019-09-18
thaliamuscariSpring Bulbs are all here, lots of choice this year including (but not limited to) Fritallaria, Allium, Eranthis, Chionodoxa, Camassia, Muscari, Snowdrops and of course Tulips and Daffodils.
The first bees we see in spring are on the Crocus and other early bulbs.....and they give us lovely early colour before any other flowers are ready to bloom.
2019-09-18
Final workshop of the season on October 8th, note time is changed to 5pm. We will be talking about final garden chores, how to put the gardens away for winter, plant protection and more. Feel free to bring your questions. Workshops are free, and last about 1 hour.
2019-09-18
Many items are on sale, including but not limited to; Ornamental Grass, Trees, Evergreens and Daylilies.
2019-07-17
Hosta catalogue has been updated to reflect sold out varieties.
2019-06-03
Workshops set to start Tuesday June 11th at 5:30 pm. First session; general gardening questions.
2019-06-03
Knautia
                          Thunder LightningLots going on here at MITS, so we have not posted for a while. The cool wet spring has been good to many of our plants, with a few heat lovers still sulking. Fruit trees, large Magnolias, Japanese Maples, Hydrangea vines and flowering shrubs have been popular items. In perennials the moss Phlox is always a May favourite, and our Peonies are looking strong and healthy. Lots of great varieties of Hosta as usual. The photograph is a new to us variety called Knautia Thunder and Lightning. A heat lover for a sunny spot.
2019-03-28
We are prepping for opening, potting the new stock, wetting our plants. Opening day will be April 20th....the Saturday of Easter weekend. Drop by and see all the new baby plants.
2019-03-28
New Hosta Link...... pictures to follow soon.
2018-05-22
waterlilyPond plants have arrived....
Oxygenators, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce, Hardy Water-Lilies and more.

Waterlilies can be grown in any container that is at least 15" deep and make a real showstopper on your patio. As a bonus....they don't need to be watered all the time.
2018-05-01
Plants are coming out of the greenhouses ready for planting. We also have a large quantity of overwintered well rooted perennials. These are prime stock and much sought after by knowledgeable landscape designers. 
2018-04-06
Many Catalogue items have been updated...Greenhouses are filling up and now we are waiting for some warmer temps!! Opening April 20th.
2017-10-10
Extended season... due to the warm weather combined with the late arrival of the bulbs we will be open until the end of October Mon-Sat 9:30 to 4:30
2017-10-10
CammassiaCamassia bulbs give these wonderful blue spiked flowers in Late May / Early June. They are about 60 cm (2 feet) tall and our patches last for about 3 weeks. These bulbs are very long lived with patches planted 20 years ago still flowering well every year.
The foliage can easily be hidden by planting with a late flowering perennial such as Black-Eyed Susan or Asters.
Deer resistant.
Bulbs available now, or in pots come spring.
2017-08-30
New Article about Garden Renovation
as well as re-formatting some articles that were PDF's.

2017-08-28
What great weather for planting!
Cool nights, plenty of rain and plants on sale!
2017-06-29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rose floribunda Intrigue, Baptisia australis            
2017-06-20
Still lots of wonderful plants. We have added some trees at the request of many clients....as well as a good selection of shrubs.
2017-05-13
Plants are coming out of the greenhouses, everything is ready to go.....Miniature Hosta looking wonderful, and the cool weather has kept the bulbs in our gardens fresh and long lasting......
2017-04-19
Marsh MarigoldMarsh Marigold doubles great for that marshy damp location
2017-04-19
ferns  And 5 days later......ferns 2
June 27, 2016
Summer already.....Just finishing our yearly inventory count. 1400 Hosta in 118 varieties. Over 500 Varieties of other perennials and shrubs in stock.....for roughly 10,000 plants (we keep making more so it is hard to keep track!).
May 3, 2016
Spring is here!! After a slow start it seems spring might finally be here!! Plants are coming out of the greenhouses.
Nov 6, 2014
After our best year ever, with great sales growth we are ready for whatever winter brings us....All plants protected for winter, orders placed for spring.....Time to start planning for another great season. Thanks to all our wonderful customers!!
Aug 1, 2014
MixedHemerocallisIf you thought Hemerocallis (Daylilies) only came in ditch orange, think again. Daylilies come in stunning colours, and flower for most of the summer....still lots in stock.
July 31, 2014
CoreopsisThe Alpine Scree Garden we started last fall, is really rewarding us with some terrific displays.
These 3 types of thread leaf Coreopsis
have been blooming for all of July and just don't seem to be stopping. All 3 varieties wintered well after being planted in late fall. The new hybrid Coreopsis do not produce seeds the way the old varieties did, and so they are welcome additions our collection.
Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' (Red)
Coreopsis 'Sienna Sunset' (Burnt Orange)
Coreopsis 'Zagreb' (Yellow)
June 24, 2014
How to plant a Yucca......use cable ties or string to collect up the leaves. This prevents damage to the Yucca flower from handling (and protects the planter from sharp leaf tips).
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June 24, 2014
Orchids at Purdon ConservationOrchidsPurdon Area.
http://mvc.on.ca/places-to-see/purdon/
Last week we made a pilgrimage to see the wild Orchids.
Well worth a visit every couple of years. To get there travel to Perth then turn north off Hwy 7 onto Hwy #511; follow it through Lanark village. Travel about 5 km north, turn left onto Watson's Corners Rd.; follow it for 12 km watch for signs. Turn right onto concession Rd 8 and travel 3 km. There is a good boardwalk which allows you to walk right into the wetlands to see the 1,000's of Cypripedium regina (Showy Orchids) along with other orchids, pitcher plants and much more. Mosquito repellant might be needed, although the breeze kept them off the day we were there.

We will be bringing in a very limited number of Showy Orchids in the fall. Please contact us if you are interested in reserving one. sales@mitsperennials.com

June 3,2014
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We also do windows!! Thanks to Lynn and Tia who each produced works of art for our windows.
June 3,2014
shima_nishikiLots of wonderful plants still available. Some of the plants just coming in to bloom now include; Prunella, Salvia, Iris, Hemerocallis (Daylilies), Astilbe, Tradescantia, Astrantia, Clematis, Van-Houtti Spireas, all of the Roses including Climbing, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Explorers.






Tree Peony 'Shima Nishiki' in bloom.
April 2014
springGH3All four greenhouses are full of plants now, the bad weather caused a delay to the start of our potting season, but everything is quickly catching up, to be ready for the spring planting season.
Look for updates to the catalogue page in the next week.
Opening day is April 20th!!

Fall 2013
full pondWe are very excited about the new pond at the back of the property. It will be used for trials of pond plants, over-wintering waterlilies, and also just for the pure fun of having a pond! Lots of wildlife have already been attracted, including a visit from a local Heron and a large population of frogs. (Less after the Heron visit.)
Aug 1, 2013
Did you know we sell Ornamental grasses?  We have large quantities of high quality ornamental grasses available.
March 20, 2013
pink snowlady     The first round of planting was just finished when we got yet more snow...Conditions were perfect so we made a snow-lady, complete with Made in the Shade pink dress.
     The greenhouses are full, with lots of new items, including a good selection of Itoh Peonies, Tree Peonies, lots of Hosta, Daylilies and so much more.

     Opening day is April 20th but visitors are welcome Mon to Fri 9-5 if you just need a dose of growing things. Weekend visits should be arranged by email.
Sept 1,2011
ThalictrumWhat's in Bloom;
In the Shade....Actea (Bugbane), Chelone (Turtlehead), Ligularia, Plumbago, Thalictrum.
In the Part Shade ... Japanese Anemone, Summer Phlox, Black-Eyed-Susan
In the Sun.... Russian Sage, Sedum, Joe-Pye Weed, Helenium, Heliopsis,  Buddleia, Roses, Chrysanthemums,
Oenthera (Sundrops)
and more
.

                                                                 Photo Thalictrum splendid
May 28, 2011
pond frontThe new pond at the front is working very well and is now stocked with Water-Lilies, Pickerel Lilies, Miniature Bullrushes, Marsh Marigolds, Water Hyacinths and Water-Lettuce.
May 28, 2011
TurtleRain Rain Rain.....and a visitor to the nursery. This painted turtle came through right beside the patio behind the house. Perhaps it was trying to get to drier land? Certainly it was at least 500 ft from anything remotely resembling a pond.
      All the rain we have had this spring has made for lots of lush growth on our plants...and very little watering needed.

May 19, 2011
Bleeding heartWhat's in Bloom.  Brunnera are still going strong, as are the primula's. The Aubrieta's and Arabis (Rockcress) are pretty and the Moss Phlox is starting. The Anemone blanda we potted up has been blooming for over a month now, and the Cammasia are about to bloom. The late tulips we planted in the front garden are spectacular and loving the cool weather. There are lots more varieties in bloom to see when you visit.
April 29, 2011
Open for the season.  Greenhouses are stuffed, with lots of new varieties to choose from as well as old favorites.  In blom now are Hepaticas, Brunnera, English Bluebells and Trilliums as well as many more just about ready to flower. scilla picking  In the gardens the daffodils are just starting their display, and the scilla, chinodoxa crocus and other small lawn bulbs are putting on a wonderful display.

The four year old in the picture was enjoying herslf in a sea of Scilla in her backyard this week.
May 26, 2010
Tree PeonyJapanese Tree Peony in bloom in the garden. Spectacular!!!
This is a Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shimadaijin' (Island Minister) blooming in my garden today. It was planted two years ago. The flower is about the size of a cereal bowl. The tree peonies prefer a location with good light but some protection from the hot mid day sun. They will slowly grow to waist high. A beautiful specimen for your partially shaded border.
There are still 4 left for sale, hurry though, they won't last long!
May 22, 2010
Plants Out FrontIrises in BloomVictoria Day Weekend!
This is traditionally the weekend your frost worries are over and a great time to get out in the garden. Most of our new stock is out of the greenhouses and ready to plant. The irises are blooming like mad, and it's all much more stunning in person. We're open 10 to 6 all weekend.
April 20, 2010
Hosta First FrostGreenhouse 2Greenhouse 2 is full of plants for the sun, as well as some spillover shade loving plants. Hosta First Frost on the right is this years Hosta of the Year, and this photo taken on the 18th shows how big and full the plants are already.
January 24, 2010
pro-mix down hillGetting Ready for Planting. During the winter we prepare for spring planting. On of the chores is getting pro-mix down into greenhouse #3. As you can see, we like to combine work with play, using our wheel-barrow sled. This is also the time of year we make the new catalogue and do our planning for the coming season. Plans are in the works for a booth at the up-coming Garden Show in Kingston, March 5-7.
October 3, 2009
Aster - SaphireOctober is great month for Ornamental Grasses. They provide interest through the fall and all winter long with their tall stalks and plumes.

Many perennials are still going strong in October with vibrant blooms to brighten your garden. Come in and see the display stock blooming now -- we're open 6 days a week until the end of the month (except Thanksgiving Weekend).

The foliage on many plants like this Brunnera lasts well into the fall with sharper contrasts under the greyer fall skies.



Chelone - Turtle HeadBrunnera - Jack Frost



May 17, 2009
The new Made in the Shade Perennials Inc. web site went on-line today, so watch this space for news about  what's happening at the nursery, which plants are blooming this week, and what's on special.







Made in the Shade Perennials Inc.
3626 Hwy 2 RR 3 (4.5 km east of Joyceville Rd.)   Gananoque,  Ontario    K7G 2V5
Phone: (613) 382-8251         eMail: sales@mitsperennials.com