Petunia Night Sky – Georama Plant of the Week

March 7, 2017 Case News

Common Name:     Night Sky Petunia Botanical Name:     Petunia sp. Hello and welcome back to my Plant of the Week articles, although I did return to the ski hill after a 20 year absence, I sincerely hope winter is now on its way out! Over the course of the next few months I hope to introduce […]


Caryopteris – Georama’s Plant of the Week

October 5, 2014 Case News

Common Names: Bluebeard, Blue Mist Shrub Botanical Name: Caryopteris x clandonesis A favorite of many gardeners, the Blue Mist Shrub is truly a mini marvel. With intense true blue flowers in July and August, its bright silvery/grey foliage forms a bushy mound, with a strong lavender fragrance. It is a woody shrub that needs to […]


Sedums and Sempervivums – Georama Plants of the Week

September 11, 2014 Case News

Georama Growers Plant of the Week – September 5th Common Name: Succulents Botanical Name: Sedum, and Sempervivum Happy September!, here’s hoping that we still get some hot weather before heading into the fall season. This week I thought we could take a look at some pretty interesting plants for our rock gardens and even containers […]


Calluna vulgaris – Georama Plant of the Week

August 26, 2014 Case News

Georama Growers Plant of the Week – August 29 Common Name: Scotch Heather Botanical Name: Calluna vulgaris Calluna vulgaris is also known as Ling or ‘Scotch’ heather. These are really the true heathers, and are among the hardiest and most varied of them all. These summer blooming plants come in a wide range of sizes, […]


Pyracantha – Georama Growers plant of the Week

August 26, 2014 Case News

Georama Growers Plant of the Week – August 22 Common Name: Firethorn Botanical Name: Pyracantha coccinea Firethorn is a large evergreen shrub that is known for its spectacular fall and winter display of scarlet or orange berries. It typically shoots out stems in all directions and left to its own devices grows into a tangled […]


Clematis – Georama Growers Plant of the Week

April 2, 2014 Case News

Common Name:      Clematis sp. Botanical Name:      Clematis The word clematis comes from ancient Greece and translated means ‘climbing plant’ – a pretty obvious choice to say the least. There are now over 250 known species and cultivars of this most astounding vine. Such a large variety enable the gardener to have masses of blooms from […]


Nishiki Willow – Georama Growers Plant of the Week

February 7, 2014 Case News

Common Names:      Hakuro- nishiki Willow, Dappled Willow Botanical Name:       Salix integra Well, looks like we are getting another blast of winter! Spring still feels like such a long time away, but not to worry it will come – I promise. This week’s subject is a wonderfully variegated and dappled willow, it is one of the […]


Hellebores – Georama’s Plant of the Week

January 21, 2014 Case News

Common Names:      Christmas or Lenten Rose Botanical Name:       Helleborus  x  hybrids   Welcome back to our weekly “Plant of the Week” column. We are soon to begin another season of  gardening in the Kootenays and while we are definitely enjoying a fantastic winter, out thoughts are starting to centre on our slowly emerging gardens. What […]


Fall BUlbs – Georama Growers Plants of the Week

October 12, 2013 Case News

Common Name:      Fall Bulbs Botanical Names:     Allium, Anemone, Crocus, Fritillaria, Hyacinthus, Tulipa,     Narcissus, Muscari These bulbs, planted in the fall are truly one of nature’s miracles!  Here in the Kootenays we have such a beautiful and long fall, that it would be a shame not to get out into the garden. Few plants have such […]


Nandina domestica – Georama Growers Plant of the Week

September 14, 2013 Case News

Common Name:      Heavenly Bamboo Botanical Name:      Nandina domestica   I have to confess up front that the Heavenly Bamboo is one of my all time favorite plants, even though it is not a Bamboo at all! The naming of plants is a great mystery to most people, myself included, however in this particular case it […]


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