1513 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON L5E 2P7
Iris, Peony, Daylily and Lily are the four powerful perennials that should be the backbone of any perennial garden. Ken usually has at least a hundred Iris varieties in his garden and he allows several of the other three some of the left over room. In Ken’s mind the Iris is the Queen of the perennial garden with its fabulous blooms but they do not last forever and their foliage is not their best feature. By adding peonies and daylilies to his garden, Ken extends the flowering season and introduces some other colours and foliage. In this presentation, methods of propagation and planting, and a look at the care and feeding of these wonderful plants are sprinkled through an overview of their amazing range of sizes, colours and textures as Ken humorously shares his enthusiasm and affection for these horticultural delights.
Ken Brown is a frequent speaker at gardening events and garden club meetings. Ken has lived and gardened in the area around Toronto and spent most of his professional life working with tropical and sub tropical plants. Ken was the horticulturist in charge of creating natural native habitats for the Metro Toronto Zoo’s animal population. He spent 20+ years operating an interior landscaping firm and gardened in his home outdoor garden as a hobby and way of feeding a growing family. Ken is author of Dallying in The Dirt, a free online newsletter.