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Planning an event? Rent a patio planter!

Save money at your next event! Hole's Greenhouses rents patio planters for your wedding, anniversary or other special event.

Here's how it works:

  1. Visit Hole's Greenhouses 7 days before your event.
  2. Pick out the planters you would like. We recommend snapping a picture of the planters with your phone.
  3. Email our Information Centre at questions@holesonline.com and include contact information, rental dates, location, number of planters required, indicate pick up or delivery and include the pictures of the planters if you are able to. 
    • If you prefer, you may place your order over the phone at 780-419-6800 (9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday; excluding holidays.)
  4. Our Information Centre will respond within one business day. Weekend enquiries will be answered on Monday. 
  5. Once confirming your order, we will tag your planters and have them ready for you to pick up or for delivery!

Rental Fee: 25% of the retail price of the patio planter/per day

Delivery & Pickup Fee: $100*

*subject to additional fees depending upon special requirements such as location, delivery times, venue restrictions, site preparation, size of order, etc.

Payment Terms: patio planter retail price must be fully paid along with Delivery & Pickup Fee, should delivery and pickup be required. Upon return, 75% of the patio planter retail price is credited back to the renter. Damaged planters will not be given full credit.

Visit Hole's today, or contact our Information Centre (9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday; excluding holidays) by emailing questions@holesonline.com or by calling 780-419-6800 during specified hours.

Hole's Houseplant Of The Week!

Browse Hole's wide selection of indoor & tropical plants today!


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Bird of Paradise

Boasting large, paddle-shaped leaves that emerge right from the soil, this plant has the potential to reach great heights—up to 7ft tall!

With time, your Bird of Paradise plant may produce exotic, colourful flowers, resembling a bird. This may take 4 or 5 years and is less common indoors.

But don't worry about the flowers! Even without flowers, this plant fills an indoor space beautifully, and is known as one of the best large indoor plants.


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Albuca

This unusual plant, has narrow, cylindrical leaves that emerge from a bulbous base and curl into springs and coils! Flowers are pendant, yellow-green, and smell of green olives.

Grow on a sunny windowsill in a well-drained medium, and allow soil to dry out between waterings. Reduce watering in winter.


Red-Edged Dracaena

There are many Dracaena plants. This distinctive version is distinguished by the purple-red edges on its ribbon-like green leaves. This plant grows slowly, but is capable of reaching heights of 8-15ft.

Dracaenas grow best in bright, indirect light. Although this plant can tolerate a wide range of conditions, it will grow best in a well lit, warm, humid space - like the kitchen!


Fiddle Leaf Fig

Don't let this tropical plant fool you... it is a tough plant that adapts easily to its environment. This houseplant grows quickly and can grow up to 6 feet tall! Maintenance is minimal - pruning and watering are simple, just keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig in bright, indirect light and you will be the owner of a happy plant. 

 

 

 

 


Spider Plant

This week's feature is the Chlorophytum comosum, also known as the Spider Plant. These plants rarely present problems and are very adaptable, making them great for new gardeners or anyone looking for some low maintenance greenery. These plants are also fantastic air cleaners! Put one in your child's bedroom, bathroom, or any room that could stand to be freshened up. 

With light watering and indirect sunlight, your spider plant will produce flowers, which dangle from the mother plant. These flowers will eventually develop into babies or “spiderettes,” creating a spider-web-like appearance, hence the name!

The best way to grow “spiderettes” into their own plant is to allow them to remain attached to the mother plant and plant in soil in a neighbouring pot. Once the “spiderette” has rooted in its own pot you are free to cut it away from the mother plant.


Peace Lily

The Peace Lily is a resilient household plant with amazing air cleaning capabilities, so much so, that it has secured a spot on NASA’s list of “Top 10 Household Air Cleaning Plants.” Peace Lilies clean all 5 of the most common household toxins in the air!

Dubbed a “Reminder Plant”, Peace Lilies let you know when they require water by sagging slightly. This visual queue not only makes them easy to care for, but can also be used as a reminder for other tasks. It is this “reminding” quality that makes them a great plant for students or that forgetful friend of yours.

Be aware that the leaves are poisonous for both humans and animals, so keep them away from children and pets.


Fig Tree

This week's Hole's Houseplant is none other than the Fig Tree! Fig Trees are the classic indoor plants and come in several different varieties including Weeping, Bonsai, Saber Leaf, Fiddle Leaf, Variegated, and Braided—to name a few!

Fig Trees come in sizes both big and small and can tolerate a fairly wide range of light conditions—from full-light to filtered-light. They need a bit of time to adjust to a new room; however, once they become adjusted to a space, they are able to reach equilibrium and thrive.


Aloe Vera

As an easy to care for plant, with natural health properties, Aloe Vera has become an incredibly popular houseplant.

Aloe Vera likes dry soil, so I recommend using cactus potting soil mix. Give your Aloe Vera a bit of space, because the mother plant will offset the “babies” from the outer base. One of the most common issues new plant owners run into when trying to care for Aloe Vera is that they overwater the plant.

To harvest leaves from your Aloe Vera, start by selecting mature leaves from the outermost section of the plant. Cut them from as close to the base as possible, but be mindful not to disturb the roots.


Pothos

Pothos is a great home air purifier. It is a long, leafy vine that can reach 40 ft in tropical jungles, but typically taper off at about 6-10 ft when grown in containers.
 
Although it is a vine, Pothos does not cling or climb surfaces. However, it can be gently twined around hooks or trellises to give a clinging appearance and create bold home décor.
 
Pothos are arguably the best indoor plant for busy environments like offices or dorms, where they may be overlooked from time to time. Although not recommended - they do have a reputation for tolerating poor light conditions and erratic watering! Keep your Pothos healthy and strong by placing in bright indirect light and watering when the soil has dried.

Mom's Favourite Plant, By Jim Hole

When I think back to Mom and her Mother’s Day ritual, it revolved around ensuring that things went smoothly both in the greenhouses and in the vegetable field.

There really was precious little time for her to relax on Mother’s Day, and even if you were to suggest that she should take it easy on her special day, she couldn’t imagine not being out and about and chatting with customers in our greenhouses.

One question I still get asked regularly is, “What was your Mom’s favourite plant?” It seems like a pretty simple question, but she, like so many avid plant people, didn’t really have a favourite plant.

I did learn a lot about the plants that were dear to her when we walked around the greenhouses and fields. What she loved more than anything on these walkabouts was to graze on fruits and vegetables. She would grab a handful of raspberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, Nanking cherries and Saskatoons–among others–and pop them in her mouth. Peas and string beans were other favourites, along with some crunchy cucumbers.

Mom grew up in Buchanan, Saskatchewan and grazing was something that she did frequently in her parent’s garden–it was in her blood!  She also kept cherry tomatoes in containers on her patio so that she could grab a handful anytime she had a craving for some sweet, juicy fruit.

When it came to flowers, she always planted a wide variety of bedding plants because she loved the masses of gorgeous flowers throughout the year. She also planted several rows of gladiolus corms because she loved to use the flower spikes in vases. During the summer, she always had massive displays of ‘glads’ in her living room and kitchen.

Now, while Mom would say that she didn’t have a favourite flower, if you really tried hard, and told Mom to pick just one flower that was special to her, she would always say it was the marigold.

That answer caught a lot of people by surprise because while marigolds are handsome flowers, they aren’t spectacular. Mom chose the marigold because it was the first bedding plant that launched Mom and Dad into their greenhouse business. 

 

Today, whenever I am in the greenhouses and see the flats of marigolds growing in our greenhouses, I always think of Mom. For me, it’s as much symbolic as it is beautiful.

 

- Jim Hole


This year, Hole's Greenhouses is carrying the Chica Orange Marigold. Treat your gardens or commercial landscapes to colour all season long. Superior uniformity, early-to-flower, with excellent performance.

Hole's Guide To Mother's Day Gifts

Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? Look no further! Hole's has all the products you need to show Mom you care & to help her get into the garden!

Hanging Baskets

Pick up one of our famous hanging baskets for Mom and brighten up your yard, balcony or patio. Online ordering and scheduled delivery available!

Click here to order.


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Floral Arrangements

The Floral Studio at Hole's has been hard at work creating an abundance of beautiful bouquets specifically for Mother's Day. Available in a variety of sizes, choose from our Canada 150 theme or Garden theme.

Click here to order.


Hummingbird Feeders

Pick up a hummingbird feeder for Mom and receive a FREE bag of nectar concentrate hummingbird food. A great way to decorate your yard and enjoy the wildlife all at once. With a variety of designs and colours to choose from, you can't go wrong with this gift!


Vicki Sawyer Gift Boxed Mugs

With beautiful graphics, and chip resistant porcelain, get creative with how you use them!


Brier Gardening Products

Hole's carries a wide range of Brier's beautiful kneelers, kneepads, boots and hand tools, offering attractive and practical products to get gardening tasks done in style.

 


LAFCO Candles & Diffusers

LAFCO products use natural essential oil based fragrances and blown art glass vessels, complimenting any space and creating the perfect ambiance.

Click here to order a LAFCO Candle.


LOVEBLOOM Blooming Tea

A masterpiece of hand-crafted blooming tea. Enjoy a gathering of fresh springtime tea in a heart-shaped tea. Let the heart sink within your teapot and attend the spectacle love has prepared for you.


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Canada 150 Gloves

Celebrate Mom and Canada's 150th Birthday with these Hole's exclusive gardening gloves. Available in a variety of sizes, these red and white gloves are the best way to show your Canadian pride this spring. 

Click here to order a pair for Mom!


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Kitras Art Glass

Give the gift of inspiration with these unique glass ornaments. Like trees in a forest, no two are alike. Each ornament has a special hang tag story with a sentiment for each theme. All ornaments come ready to give in a gift box.


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Home Decor

Add character to your home with any of our home decor pieces. Put a smile on Mom's face with one of these cheerful welcome signs.


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Everygreen Gazing Balls

Gazing balls make a unique sculptural accent for patios and gardens. They date back to 13th century Italy, and are historically thought to bring good luck. They're one of our most popular garden décor items.


DRAMM Watering Cans

Picking up a plant for Mom? Complete the gift with a DRAMM watering can! Available in a variety of sizes and colours, she'll be sure to appreciate the thoughtful gift.

Click here to order a colourful 2L DRAMM watering can for Mom.


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Faux Succulent Arrangements

Realistic and modern, these beautiful arrangements have been designed to add tranquility and bohemian flare to any space. Featuring high quality artificial succulents they are ideal for your home or office.

I'm Strong to the Finish 'Cause I Eats Me Spinach

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When I was a kid, Popeye was my hero. Granted, he wasn’t the best looking guy nor the brightest, but once he gulped down some spinach, I knew the bad guys were in for some serious butt kicking.
 
So when I was about five years old, I decided what was good enough for Popeye was certainly good enough for me. Since we always had a plentiful supply of spinach growing in our vegetable field, I would simply grab an empty stewed-tomato tin from the house, head out to the spinach patch, and stuff my "spinach" can full of leaves.
 
Now, I didn’t really expect my biceps to grow to the size of cannon balls once I swallowed the spinach, but I do remember thinking that spinach must do something for increasing ones strength. Otherwise, why would Popeye eat it?
 
I remember thinking that the raw spinach wasn’t the best tasting vegetable that I had eaten, but I was sure that I could climb trees faster, and pick up heavy rocks more easily after eating the spinach leaves.
 
I probably would have continued eating spinach for another couple of years had my mother not said to me one day, "Oh, that’s so cute".
 
 Cute? Popeye was a superman - not cute! I hated cute!
 
The next day, the spinach can found the garbage can, and while I still liked Popeye, my "salad days" were gone. Tarzan became my new hero. Tarzan was also super strong, plus he wielded a huge knife and not some cute tin can!
 
Dad kind of took pity on my fractured ego and bought me a knife with a leather sheath, "just like Tarzan’s". Mom wasn’t fussy about the idea of a kid with a knife until Dad assured her that I was only allowed to use the knife when he was around. That suited me just fine.
 
Today, I still have that have that same knife. And while I no longer eat spinach from a tin, I do love spinach salads - with a bit of Olive Oyl, of course.

~Jim Hole

Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas are a beautifully blooming garden classic. The long-stemmed sprays of ruffled blossoms produce an irresistible perfume scent, and can either be trained onto a plant support to create an impressive column of fragrant, summer colour, or cut for a wonderful bouquet.

Growing sweet peas couldn’t be easier. Sweet peas thrive in cool temperatures, so Alberta is an ideal place for growing them. You can plant them outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in spring. Before sowing,  sweet pea seeds can be soaked in tepid water to rehydrate them. It helps them get off to a quicker start but it isn't essential as they will still germinate well in moist compost.

These pea-like flowers grow in many lovely colours and are suitable for an annual border, a woodland garden, and a trellis or arch.

Here are a few of our favourite varieties:

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April In Paris -  is a perfect match of intoxicating fragrance, lovely form, captivating colour, and the most intense perfume of any Sweet Pea variety.

The large ruffled blossoms are a soft primrose cream, tinted at the edges in dark lilac that deepens and increases with age.

These strong-growing vines produce heavy sets of long-stemmed flowers that beg to be cut for heavenly scented bouquets.


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Jewels of Albion - This custom-blended colour palette of especially fragrant antique varieties offers both beautiful cool shades and plants with significantly more heat tolerance than other Sweet Pea varieties.

You'll have succession in bloom with "Flora Norton" (pastel blue), "Lord Nelson" (deep blue), "Mrs. Collier" (creamy-white), "Lady Grisel Hamilton" (pastel lavender) and "Captain of the Blues" (mauve-blue).

This lovely perfumed mix blooms on strong climbing vines that easily cover a trellis or fence.


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Saltwater Taffy Swirls - These charming novelty Sweet Peas will delight flower lovers with their unusual patterned blossoms. 

Each large flower is uniquely "flaked", showing finely rippled veins of colour that swirl throughout the pastel background of the petals.

This blended mix consists of blue, maroon, chocolate, burnt orange, crimson red, and rich purple swirled flowers all from the same packet.

A handful of these long blooming, intricately marked blooms makes delightful softly-scented centerpiece bouquets.


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Royal Wedding - These long-stemmed, softly frilled sweet peas come down the garden isle decked out in glorious pure white blossoms, four to six on each long stem, all with lovely ruffled petals.

This premier award-winning variety is imported from England because it has outstanding form and garden performance and carries an enchanting fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and orange blossoms.

You'll enjoy Royal Wedding's beauty and enticing pefume indoors and out over a long season of bloom.


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Cupani's Original - This is an especially strong blooming strain of this heat-tolerant treasured heirloom. It's ancestry can be traced to the first wild sweet peas from Sicily named for Father Francis Cupani, the Italian monk who discovered and sent them back to England in the 17th century.

These intensely perfumed, beautifully bicoloured flowers have petals of deep maroon-purple and orchid-violet. The fragrance of these classic simple blossoms truly wafts in the air, delighting every passerby.


Get The "Dirt" On Soil! Workshop

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So you want to grow some veggies, herbs, flowers or trees? Healthy plants start with healthy soil and smart planting techniques help get the most out of your garden investment. Join Jim Hole to learn about building the right soil for your plants, and when and how to plant for optimal growth.

The Get The "Dirt" On Soil workshop will be taking place this Saturday at 11am inside the Moonflower room at the Enjoy Centre. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased in our online shop or at Hole's on Saturday. Space is limited, so we recommend purchasing a ticket online in advance.

Parking is free, and the lunch and coffee bars will both be open. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at  780 419-6800 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)