~ CLOSED ~ What’s New & Hot at Your Atlantic Superstore Flower Market! {w/$50 GC Giveaway}

Well…the epic snowfall of this past winter is finally a memory, each day the temperatures are getting warmer and FINALLY it is time to get some long-awaited gardening done.  Whether I am looking for annual bedding plants, perennials or baskets; the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market is usually my first stop. For me, it is only a 10 minute drive and I love the selection of locally farmed plants, as well as their reasonable pricing. Atlantic Superstore Flower Market On a recent trip to the Superstore flower market, I picked up three beautiful hanging baskets.  I don’t have a place to actually hang them, my intent was to move them to three planters, located at the front of our house.

I have done this many times in the past and have always found it an expertly designed and inexpensive way to get a gorgeous planter.  If you want to find out how I did this, you can visit my, A Trip to the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market! post from last spring where you will find the instructions.

Atlantic Superstore Flower Market

One of my planters, isn’t it pretty?

Atlantic Superstore Flower Market

I also buy a  pot of herbs and replant them into my own pot.  I use it all summer and then dry most of the herbs and use them in the winter.

This year, while reading through my PC  Garden Guide and browsing the garden centre I noticed there are some new and exciting things happening.   For instance, they now have new tags for easy planning.  All of the growers are now using the same plant tag format, so it’s easier to find plants that will work best in your garden.  You just use the symbols:

  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade

…to make the right choice for your specific garden area.

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This pic is actually from the President’s Choice Garden 2014  Insiders Report.  I did have some of the real tags, but when I went to get them, my hubby had taken them to the recycling centre.  My bad, that’s what I get for procrastinating with my photographs…lol.

Loblaw banner stores’ Garden Centres across the country are offering all of your go-to garden favourites, plus an exciting range of new MUST TRY plants!

“Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, our garden experts are always looking for new and innovative ways to get our customers excited about gardening.This year, we’ve dug up the hottest trends and brought unbelievable new and exclusive products to our Garden Centres. They’re sure to bring excitement and colourful flare to Canadian gardens.”- Peter Cantley, Vice-President, Floral and Garden, Loblaw Companies Limited

Be sure to check out my interview Peter Cantley as well as my post describing my trip to Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited. They are the supplier of tropical plants, perennials, evergreens, trees and shrubs found in the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market.

WHAT’S NEW in the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market ~ 

 

 Atlantic Superstore Flower MarketCompact Royal Magenta is the latest introduction to the SunPatiens family.

Don’t let the “compact” reference fool you into thinking this is a small and diminutive plant. It’s robust habit will produce plants 16 to 20” tall and over 16” wide.

It features outstanding garden performance in both sun and shade conditions and will produce flowers continuously from Spring thru Fall with virtually no maintenance. Strong roots are quick to take hold after transplanting and plants are unaffected by Downy Mildew (which can be devastating to other impatiens).

Atlantic Superstore Flower MarketBlack Petunia

Last year, horticulturists grew the world’s first-ever black petunia and Loblaw garden experts were captivated by its beauty. This year, they’re excited to introduce the Farmer’s Market™ Black Velvet Petunia.

Gardeners have been waiting for black blooms forever because the colour combinations are endless. Lush and velvety, this is a vigorous plant that will add instant drama to your garden. And of course, black goes with everything!

Mighty ‘Mato Like superheroes, Mighty ‘Mato grafted tomatoes are stronger, faster, more able to fend off foes than regular tomato plants – and their harvests are bigger! Mighty ‘Mato goes above and beyond the call of duty, defending against pests, diseases, temperature extremes, and poor soils while producing long, abundant harvests of tasty fruit! The Mighty ‘Mato line-up includes twelve heirloom and four hybrid varieties that will be joined by grafted peppers and eggplant, all to bring big, wholesome harvests to your garden.

WHAT’S HOT in the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market~ 

 

 Atlantic Superstore Flower MarketArgyranthemum (Argyranthemum frutescens)

Features - This old-fashioned favorite is sure to attract attention. Feathery foliage compliments a non-stop display of colorful daisies. Adds a touch of class to any garden planting.

Uses - Wonderful for mixed borders and rock gardens. Perfect for all kinds of containers. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.

Atlantic Superstore Flower MarketFeather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis species)

Features - Reed grasses are rugged, cool season grasses. They are incredibly carefree and even grow well in challenging clay soils. Species are available in a variety of colors from green to variegated forms, but they all produce tidy clumps of foliage.

Uses - Great in mixed borders, along fences and foundations, or grouped with other grasses for a natural effect. The graceful lines add interest to the winter landscape so don’t worry about cutting back until spring. Birds will appreciate the dry foliage for use in nests.

Atlantic Superstore Flower MarketAfrican Lily (Agapanthus Hybrid)

Features - Native to South Africa, Agapanthus bring eye-catching, architectural style to the garden. Clumps of glossy, grass-like foliage provide the backdrop for striking bloom clusters perched atop sturdy stems.

Uses - Ideal choice for beds, borders, and cutting gardens. Nice for larger patio containers. Excellent for planting along fences and walls. Provides long lasting cut flowers.

For complete information on all the plants mentioned, plus lots more gardening information, be sure to visit President’s Choice My Garden and pick up a copy of President’s Choice GARDEN 2014 (available in-store, as well as in the Garden Centres).

I hope you get out into your garden, plant some pretty flowers, trees or shrubs and maybe even create a beautiful container of annuals or herbs.

005 editedNow for a fun giveaway!  President’s Choice is giving one reader of OMSY a $50.00 Gift Card so you can head to your Atlantic Superstore Flower Market to help get your garden in shape!

DATES:  Closes June 27, 2014 @ 11:59PM AST

ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of Canada

TO ENTER:  Using the Giveaway Tools form below, simply follow the instructions, complete the mandatory entry, (which unlocks the optional entries),  plus any or all the optional entries for your chance to win this great prize!

{Disclaimer:  Product or products mentioned above were provided free of charge from the company or PR firm in exchange for being featured on Older Mommy Still Yummy.  As always, the opinions expressed are my own.}

All entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on June 27, 2014. The winner will be chosen by Random.org. I will notify the winner on or after June 28, 2014 via email (please respond within 48 hours) If you do not respond within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen. One per household and IP address. No purchase is necessary to enter. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received.

{Product or products mentioned above were provided free of charge from this company or a PR firm and I was not obligated to feature them.  All opinions are those of Older Mommy Still Yummy and were not influenced in any way.}

 

Comments

  1. 409cope says:

    I like the African Lily!

  2. I liked the beginner how to create a shady retreat, it tells you exactly what you need.

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I like their recipe section, especially the Potato Leek Soup

  4. I learned what grafted tomatoes are
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  5. Jenness M says:

    I think I need some argyranthemums!

  6. Julie Bolduc says:

    I liked the herbs for weight loss

  7. stacey dempsey says:

    I liked the plant finder section. Often I know what a plant or flower looks like but dont know what it is called to go get it so that is really handy where you can see all the photos of the plants and it tells you all about them

  8. Karry Knisley says:

    I love the herbs you can use to help with weight loss

  9. Florence C says:

    They have tips for herb use.

  10. I learned about grafted tomatoes!

  11. sarah jackson says:

    I really like that they have recipes and that cucumber salad is one I think ill try

  12. Karla Sceviour says:

    I learned for Dried herbs – use 1/3 as much as fresh, as flavor is more concentrated

  13. Heidi C. says:

    I like the information about herbs and that you don’t need to use as much dried as you do fresh.

  14. Monique L.S. says:

    I like the Garden DIY post on Mixed Succulent Containers. I see a lot of these flowers in my neighbourhood, and like how low maintenance they seem.

  15. I like that they have a recipe section with vegetable ideas – the Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad looks amazing

  16. I learned that they have a horticultural heritage that makes My PC Garden unique.

  17. Maegan Morin says:

    I learned that herbs help reduce calorie intake by assuring that food tastes great without a heavy sauce or dressing.

  18. I liked the herb tips

  19. Jeff Skidmore says:

    The plant finder section was a big help!

  20. Carol Barrette says:

    I found a lot of helpful information, bookmarked the page for future use. Thanks!

  21. Elizabeth Nicholson says:

    I like the Trailing Pansy.

  22. They have lots of gardening trends, information and ideas.

  23. Isabel Topps says:

    I liked the article about Herbs for Weight loss

  24. Darlene Schuller says:

    I read about the grafting of Tomatoes, which I thought was quite interesting!

  25. Andrea Williams says:

    I like the article on Herbs for Weight Loss and would love to get some to grow on our balcony. Cilantro and Basil are two of my favorites.

  26. charityk says:

    i like that they have the plant finder

  27. I learned that the black petunia varieties are available in stores next Spring!
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  28. I really didn’t know that there were Herbs for Weight loss

  29. Patrick Miller says:

    I found the ‘How To Create a Shady Retreat Garden’ very interesting and informative!

  30. Andrea Amy says:

    i love the plant finder section

  31. Cheryl Grandy says:

    I learned what grafted tomatoes are, and not to plant them so the graft line on the stem is below ground.

  32. Amy Heffernan says:

    I learned that Herbs are an inexpensive and easy to use assist for those looking to lose weight or just eat healthier.

  33. I enjoyed the Herbs for weigh loss article.

  34. Courtney says:

    I learned that herbs are good for weight loss. Perfect for me in trying to lose baby weight!

  35. Brenda Hall says:

    Black Petunia is cool

  36. michelle says:

    I love the Feather Reed Grass – this is something even my black thumb cant mess up and it looks so pretty

  37. I like the Plant Finder, the choices it brings up after you search all have pictures, which is great.

  38. michelle tremblett says:

    The herbs for weight loss was great ! also I didn’t know to use less dried herbs :)

  39. Kristine Ewald says:

    I like the herbs for weight loss article!

  40. I learned that people have been grafting tomatoes means having the root system of one variety melde to the top,fruit portion of another variety.

  41. Francine says:

    I like the article on herbs for weight loss

  42. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    I learned about grafted tomatoes

  43. amber y says:

    I like the plant finder and recipe section!!

  44. tips on how to create a perfect garden

  45. I like how you search for plants for full sun, partial sun and shade

  46. nicolthepickle says:

    You can search for specific plants so you can find what you need.
    Radishes please.

  47. Amanda Murray says:

    I can look up my new flowers and make sure I am looking after them properly. NICE! Considering I lost the packages and it’s my first ‘garden’ attempt!! lol

  48. angela m says:

    I liked that they have a garden DIY section, that also has recipes.
    thanks

  49. Elva Roberts says:

    I didn’t realize that one could add herbs to salads. It seems like such a simple and necessary item or items to add to the flavor to the meal.

  50. I really like the Flower Arrangements & Combinations video under the Resources section.

  51. Glogirl says:

    I liked the plant finder tab where I could learn more about plants and get specific information about planting them in shade/sun, plant height and space etc.

  52. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the Grafted Tomatoes article

  53. Yum Yum to cucumber salad!!

  54. sarah sar says:

    I love the recipe section. The cherry tomato salad looks sooooooo good.

  55. I like that there is a section called: plant finder.

  56. Cassey C says:

    I liked the Herbs for Weight loss article.

  57. Donna L. says:

    I found the article on Herbs for Weight Loss interesting.

  58. Brenda Penton says:

    As a someone who is planning on starting a vegetable garden without any knowledge of what I want to grow, the Plant Finder was an excellent tool. It tells me everything I need to know, instructions, etc. Awesome!

  59. I love the plant finder section.

  60. Chris Stockford says:

    I like the African Lily!

  61. Melinda L. says:

    I like how there’s lots of tips! Like How to create a shady retreat garden, which we totally need since our garden gets a lot of sun.

  62. Tammy Dalley says:

    I loved learning about all the herbs for weight loss

  63. I like the DIY section – lots to learn there.

  64. joanne darrell says:

    I like how to create a shady retreat.

  65. I liked the Art in the Garden piece. The picture caught my eye. There was a lot of great information in the DIY section.

  66. Angela Mitchell says:

    I liked that they have a plant finder and you can search by how much sun/what season/ or colour. What a neat resource.

  67. JaimeeM says:

    I love the shady retreat tips. Everything you need.

  68. Jennifer Allen says:

    I like the Garden DIY projects section

  69. I learned that African Lilys are beautiful!!
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  70. I looooove the plant finder. Its impossible to remember all the sun/shade requirements for plants and going through each of the little tags on the plants in the store is such a pain. I can make a list and bring it with me!

  71. I learned that herbs not only help food taste better, but it can also help with weight loss.

  72. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I learned that you can create a shady garden retreat in 2 hours. So basically, gardening can be for anyone!

  73. shauna wyspianski says:

    I have never heard of Dale Chihuly before, but his garden artwork would be lovely to see.

  74. Avoid fast growing groundcovers

  75. I like the recipe section because I’m always looking for tasty recipes using seasonal ingredients!

  76. I loved the Herbs For Weight Loss article! Thanks!

  77. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Plant Finder Section.

  78. I liked the Herbs for Weight loss article
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  79. Lisa Neutel says:

    I thought the herbs for weight loss was very interesting

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