Custom Perennial Garden
From an elegant low maintenance garden of shrubs and ornamental grasses
to a lush island
garden full of fragrance and
bloom. With our many years of experience we can adapt any style
or plant preference
to whatever space or budget is at hand to create a garden that
stands out from the rest.
We’ll custom design
your new perennial garden based on - your plant choices; a thorough
investigation of the site; family needs; sun/soil conditions; and
budget. With the 1,000's of plants available today, anything is possible!
With a right-plant-in-the-right-place
approach, your garden
will flourish and
grow more beautiful with age as each plant matures in good health,
instead of needing replacement just a few years on. There is
no such thing as a garden site without some type of challenge - dry
sandy soil ... too wet with poor drainage ... too shady ... very windy
... etc. Working together with your unique site conditions, using our 25
years of experience with beyond-the-ordinary perennial plants and garden
design, is the key to success.
Once completed, we will
be there to see that your new garden develops as it should with
either regular visits from our expert team of gardeners, or through our gardening classes to teach
you how to look after it yourself.
Call soon to book your 2016 garden
consultation and we'll explore your garden's
Garden Possibilities Services
your perennial garden expert
905 478-7395, or 289-716-1408
Expert Shrub &
Small Tree Pruning Services
“Shrub Pruning is no big deal. You just trim back branches each year,
What often passes for pruning is
nothing less than plant torture! The power tool
“haircut” that's often seen, not only destroys the natural
form and potential beauty of a shrub or tree, but saps their strength
making them vulnerable to pest or disease attack. Plants become distorted with poor branch
structure, and develop "naked legs" with twiggy tip growth that has little energy for
Our shrub and small tree pruning is done with a good set of
simple hand tools ... knowledge of the potential beauty and individual growth patterns of each
particular shrub ... a thorough understanding of general pruning responses and
bud set habits of all woody plants, and how to manipulate these
responses to achieve a particular design goal and long term health.
Maturing trees and shrubs are the irreplaceable backbones of any
garden. Only through good pruning will your shrubs ever
maintain the gorgeous look of the picture you saw when originally
choosing it for your garden. Protect and enhance your landscape
investment with a professional pruning visit each year.
Tip - Contrary to popular practice, September and October is NOT a good time to prune. Its
actually the only time of the whole year where any major pruning can
be outright harmful. The
growth that pruning stimulates doesn't have time to prepare it's cell
structure properly (i.e. "harden off" or "ripen") to survive the cold winter.
Any time is a good time to remove diseased or damaged branches, but
hold off on any structural pruning until at least the end of
October, when plants are going dormant and no growth can be stimulated -
any time between December and late April is best, with a follow-up in late June once spring
bloomers are finished.
Gardening Services Checklist
GARDEN DESIGN &
custom design and planting, based
on your style taste, your particular site conditions, and your
available maintenance time. Working with ornamental grasses and unique shrubs that
offer both summer and winter interest is a specialty.
will ensure your garden is healthy and looking its best all
... regular weeding and edging visits
... annuals and other new planting
... manipulate plants and soil to bring out best plant performance and
... identify and repair problems in either plants, soil, or design
... prune shrubs and vines correctly for maximum bloom and enhanced natural shape
and long term health.
Quality care for both short term seasonal beauty and long term
SHRUB PRUNING / RENOVATION
¥ April, June & Nov.
visits, to keep your shrubs in peak blooming condition and optimum
pruning and/or sculptural topiary style pruning to give an old shrub
a new life is a specialty.
¥ garden design ideas; soil health
coach; "just bought a
house with a big garden..." plant
identification and teaching; tree & plant selection advice;
Detailed lessons to
full slide show presentations for consumer shows, hort club
meetings, community information programs, or private gardeners
COURSES & WORKSHOPS
¥ Year round, indoor and
outdoor gardening lessons and hands-on workshops, from in-depth courses to single
Unhappy with the
flower power of your shrubs? Incorrect pruning is almost
always the cause!
"Stop the Torture" pruning
workshop combines a 3 hour detailed lesson and slide show with hands-on
demonstrations and a take-home 24page booklet.
pruning is THE most important gardening skill to get right. Learn
how to stop the torture of your shrubs and young trees to create
a garden that matures
with grace and beauty rather than one that needs replacement or
renovation over time.