Flowers are our planet's way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Comb the planet's beautiful floral tresses with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of perennials and plants at Made in the Shade Perennials Inc. between Kingston and Gananoque.
Made in the Shade's crackerjack cultivators grow a large stock of perennials, hostas, vines, and other plants on-site. Stroll through the shady outdoor nursery and gaze at a technicolor assortment of flora, then consult with a knowledgeable staff member to decide which plants will best spruce up backyard gardens or basement biodomes. Hot-pink flowers burst from inside a 1-gallon pot of fern leaf bleeding hearts ($12). Sprays of yellow and purple arisaema flavum entice botanists ($30 for a 4.5" pot), and a sweet fragrance wafts from a 1-gallon pot of lavender ($9). Meanwhile, akebia quinata vines twist and climb up fences ($5 for a 3.5" pot), and white petals rest on bluish-green leaves in a gallon pot of abiqua moonbeam hostas ($12). Made in the Shade's flower gurus specifically select each of their plants with Eastern Ontario growing conditions in mind, and many of their flowers are resistant to being eaten by wildlife such as deer or postmen.
Made in the Shade Perennials
A tree swing sways in the breeze beneath a willow near gardens of large perennials sprouting in rows and flourishing in greenhouses. When Laura Tattersall founded Made in the Shade Perennials in 2006, she wanted to build more than a simple nursery, she wanted to create a destination. She envisioned a lush environment where customers could stroll among large clusters of violet hydrangeas, duck under the bulky green leaves of wild ginger, and admire the yellow and white blossoms of star grass. Teaming up with her daughter, Lynn, they till the ground and plant shade-producing perennials and plants suited to the eastern Ontario climate, growing everything available in their catalogue onsite. Working with both landscapers and home gardeners, they invite all horticulturists to peruse their lush country landscape for water plants, vines, and a wide variety of hard-to-find hostas. When the team can fit it into their schedule, they also lead free workshops on topics such as garden design and why an actual green thumb is a serious medical condition that should be attended to immediately.
3626 Hwy. 2 RR 3
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2V5