The exceptionally chilly weather has meant that species which love warmth have not yet made much growth. Coneflowers, Blazing Stars, Milkweeds, perennial Sunflowers, and the like — all the heat-loving flowers of high summer — will be on subsequent lists. If we do happen to have a spell of warm weather that brings on some… Continue reading Plant Availability List for May 2023
Spring Flowers starting to bloom
The earliest spring blooms are opening in the south-facing Rock Garden and many flowers are starting to show buds in the hoop house. The earliest near-native in the Rock Garden is the lovely silvery-mauve Prairie Crocus. Most years it is much earlier than the related European Pasque Flower, but this year, with the strange fluctuations… Continue reading Spring Flowers starting to bloom
Updated Seed List
A new updated seed list is now available to download. A couple of species have been taken off and a handful new ones have been added (highlighted in red).
Seeds Available Fall 2022
The new list of Beaux Arbres seeds is posted below. Most species on the list have hotlinks to their Species Profile page, for more information and, usually, pictures. Packets are $4 each. Minimum mail order: 5 packets, plus $5 for handling and postage. Same as last year. Email your requests to naturalgarden. Seeds will also… Continue reading Seeds Available Fall 2022
End of Season
Thanks to all the great customers who have supported us through some challenging time. I am always especially grateful to repeat customers – folks who took a chance on a prepaid order and then ordered again. This summer I worked myself to a state of heat exhaustion three times and I am going to have… Continue reading End of Season
Westboro Farmers’ Market, Saturday, September 17th.
Beaux Arbres will be a vendor at the Westboro Farmers’ Market in Ottawa on Saturday, September 17th. This will be our last venture in to Ottawa for the season. We will have a selection of wildflowers at the table — bottle gentians (featured photo), perennial sunflowers, asters, and goldenrods, plus some early spring bloomers such… Continue reading Westboro Farmers’ Market, Saturday, September 17th.
New Plant Availability List
Beaux Arbres will again be bringing prepaid orders to Ottawa for pick-up at our Britannia area condo on the evening of Tuesday, September 6th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. (Note slightly earlier time slot.) Please order from the most recent Availability List, below. There are some new species on the list. Because so many… Continue reading New Plant Availability List
New Plant Availability list for July 26
Beaux Arbres will be bringing pre-paid plant orders to Ottawa (Britannia area) on the evening of Tuesday, July 26th. I have a new Plant Availability List to download. It is very much like the last list with a few species, such as Boreal Jacob’s Ladder, no longer available. The special offer of Mix-and-Match flats is… Continue reading New Plant Availability list for July 26
Woven Polyfilm for Greenhouses – a good product
I have just received in the mail some channel lock for fastening greenhouse coverings, from a supplier, Northern Greenhouse, in Manitoba. The package included a little personal note from the proprietor, saying he is experiencing some serious health issues. Northern Greenhouse was our source for the woven polyfilm currently on our hoop house. We put… Continue reading Woven Polyfilm for Greenhouses – a good product
Special Offer: Mixed Flats – Your Choice
Beaux Arbres has a special summer price on mixed flats of 32 2 1/2″ pots — your choice (from the list below) of flowers and grasses — at $160 per flat. That’s $5 per pot. (Regular price: $6 or more.) If you are looking for native plants for a meadow, community pollinator garden, or other… Continue reading Special Offer: Mixed Flats – Your Choice