GardensPlus with Dawn Golloher.
It's the first day of spring and what better way to celebrate than by welcoming back avid gardener and owner of Gardens Plus, Dawn Golloher, to discuss easy-care perennials and what hot new perennial selections for 2023 you should keep an eye out for.
About our guest, Dawn Golloher - Dawn is the owner of Gardens Plus. Located in Donwood 2 kms east of Peterborough. The business was established in 1995 as a garden installation business with this retail location opening in 1997. So, 2023 marks their 26th season. Dawn's focus is on growing easy-care perennials so you can enjoy your gardens not just work in them.
Here are some of the questions and topics covered in this episode:
Tell our listeners what inspired you to start GardensPlus?
In 2021, you decided to cancel the successful Canada-wide mail-order part of the business. Can you tell us more about what led you to that decision?
Where are your perennials grown? Greenhouse & field produced.Your motto is ‘We focus on easy-care perennials so you can enjoy your gardens not just work in them’. Why focus on easy-care perennial?
What is your definition of hardiness?
New Dawn’s favourite natives.
New perennials for this year 2023.
Tell us about your ‘perennial collections’.
Connect with Tamara!
Resources mentioned during the show
Season 9, episode 9 - March 20th, 2023.
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