More than eighty years ago, Oliver Scott started growing perennials and vegetables in Lincoln upon his arrival from Scotland. In 1935, with his wife Martha, they constructed their first greenhouse and increased the variety of products they grew.
The business has expanded to over 5 acres of greenhouses for growing bedding plants, potted plants, seasonal crops, spring bulbs, perennials, hanging baskets, etc. We also carry an extensive inventory of evergreens, flowering shrubs, shade and fruit trees, fertilizers, bulk soils, and much much more!
We feature a question and answer session on CBC radio, as well as here on our website. Please use this form to ask any questions and we do our best to provide you with the answer to your questions!
When should I plant spring bulbs?
Many people wait until their annuals have finished flowering but bulbs can be planted up until the point at which the ground freezes. September and October offer the most comfortable weather for planting. Choose healthy bulbs while the selection is at its best, store them in a cool and dry place, then at planting time add a bulb fertilizer or blood & bone meal. Choose a well-drained bed away from the heat of a basement wall. Always plant in a spot where you can enjoy the flowers from the window as well as out in the yard. Be sure to avoid areas where foot traffic can force the frost down into the planting area. For variety try crocus, snow drops, grape hyacinth or scilla, these minor bulbs are really enjoyable and often overlooked.