[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What’s on your garden wish list this year?

Every year we are overwhelmed with new plants to choose from for our gardens. With the changes in climate, our plant choices are changing as well.

Using eco-friendly plants such as indigenous, pollinator-friendly and drought tolerant is the new norm for many gardeners. Supporting the environment and food production also seem to be the trend for today’s gardens.

The Hosta of the year for 2019 is the Lakeside Paisley Print, while the 2019 perennial of the year is Stachys Monieri Hummelo, a clump-forming cousin to lamb’s ear that attracts bees.

Sweet potato vines, which now come in many different colours, can be coupled with tropical plants for containers, making for a striking display.

And monochromatic gardens using variations of a single colour, usually white, seem to be on the rise.

Using plants in a variety of containers, such as shoes, purses, lampshades or birdcages are unique ways to display our favourite flowers.

Let your creative juices flow as you artistically design your garden this spring.

Why not join other happy gardeners and would-be gardeners at our next program night on June 20? Our speaker will be Loretta Shields, sharing on the topic of backyard birds.

The Dunnville Hort Society meets every third Thursday at the Optimist Club Hall, 101 Main St. from 7 to 9 p.m., or visit us online at our Facebook page or website www.dunnvillehortandgardenclub.org. 

For questions or comments, contact president Deb Zynomirski at 416-566-9337 or debzyn@gmail.com.

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