Shades of Green

quality hostas for serious collectors
 
Thank you to all of our customers who have inquired as to our opening day. We will be opening for the season for sales on Friday, May 6th. We have been working hard to have everything ready for you. The gardens will open later in May. We are very excited to begin our 14th year with you! It just keeps getting better and better! See you soon...

I have been busy updating the site for the past couple of months. Please note: there is no longer a 'catalogue' tab. To see the 2016 plants available, please go to the 'Order' tab and follow the link to our new site with the shopping cart. This site will stay live and still have some good information, but to see our products, you need to see the new site. We hope you enjoy it. Once I am sure that my customers are pleased with it we will offer credit card payments. We are asking you to be patient. New technology is not my first love 
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Welcome to Shades of Green. We are thrilled that you have found our site! We are a family-owned business just south of Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. We specialize in hostas, the number one perennial on the market for many years now. They are so popular that in 1998 they were deemed the friendship plant. Just one of the many reasons why we love hostas!

One never knows what treasures they will find here! We have ever changing display gardens for our friends and customers to stroll through and enjoy. As you stroll, you can see how the plants perform in the garden setting, rather than in a pot on a shelf. There are over 1300 varieties of hosta on display as well as over 300 daylilies. With over 700 varieties of hosta available for sale and over 200 daylily varieties, we are sure to have some that you just can't do without!
 
Our hostas and daylilies are available for purchase online. We have had great success in shipping these. Perennials, such as astilbe, ferns, heuchera, etc., we would love to have you come for a visit and purchase these in person. Our online availability will change as our stock grows and depletes. If there is something that you are looking for and don’t see it, please e-mail us as we may have it in stock, but in too few numbers to post on-line.
We are open every day May through September starting Mother’s Day weekend. Please see the 'Contact Us' page for hours.  One of the greatest joys to this business is meeting fellow gardeners. We look forward to having you come in for a tour and a visit. See you soon…




If you are coming to see us in person, you will find that there is always something interesting to see around the next corner in our gardens. They are a constant work in progress as we strive to make them better every year! If you would like to book a tour, please contact us to make arrangements in advance so that we can assist you in making your day enjoyable.
Our daylilies are hardy and healthy! We sell mature divisions of field grown daylilies and always ship freshly dug plants. There are more varieties available at the nursery than we have listed online! Image pictured is Hemerocallis 'Annie Gray'.
Our hostas are field grown from either division or from tissue culture. We ship healthy, mature divisions. Please keep in mind when ordering that the latest releases of hosta will be smaller divisions as they will not have had as much time to grow as the older varieties. Image pictured is Hosta 'Lean On Me'.


For those of you coming to visit us at the nursery, we have many companion plants for the hostas available for sale. We have expanded our selection of Heucheras and Ferns this year. Also, we have added Arisaema (Jack-in-the-Pulpit), Astilbe, Brunnera, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Epimedium, Helleborus,  Ligularia, Polygonatum (Soloman's Seal), and Trillium. Image pictured is Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'.