Looks Promising!

Things are looking good for getting our plants to Ottawa customers after May 11th.* We are looking at a prepaid order / minimal-contact pick-up arrangement in a west-end parking lot (near Britannia Park).

I promised a new Availability List for May 1st and here it is. This is still not the last word in what I will have available. A few more warm days after these spring rains and some more species will be popping up. Some things I potted into larger pots earlier this spring will have filled their pot with roots and be ready to sell. And then there are the warmth-loving, always-late-to-emerge species, such as Butterfly Milkweed, which won’t be above ground until later in the month. I’ll post again around May 10th.

Hidden near the bottom of the list is a really good deal on Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum). This handsome species from the tall-grass prairie is already showing strong new growth. I have a bunch of year-old plants in little 2 1/2″ pots for $6. Once I have potted them on, they will be twice that price. If you are looking for Culver’s Root, now is your chance.

Some of the species are only available in very small quantities (I mean, one or two!). We will fill orders on a first come-first served basis. We may not have enough in some species to fill your order.

How many Ottawa folks are interested in an east-end pick-up depot? If there is enough interest, we might be able to commandeer a central or east-end driveway for a pick-up depot. Drop us a line in the comments box.

*Quebec travel restrictions are lifting, barring adverse outcomes.

Instruction on how to order plants.

Categorized as Nursery

By Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens


    1. That sounds great! Can you send me a message via the Contact page, letting me know where you are in the east end? I’ll announce that we have an east-end location and we’ll see who all is interested.


    1. The Ottawa Farmers Markets may be limited to the central Lansdowne market — it is one of the options they are looking at. Probably because it would be easier to control number than markets in the parks. If that’s the case, that would be our central depot.


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