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).
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
We had something to pick up in Wilno and a delivery to make to Killaloe, so we made a little holiday of it, a break from the nursery, having a nice picnic at Golden Lake, and lovely walk in a bit of publicly accessible alvar at the Fourth Chute. Here are some photos of some… Continue reading Some Ottawa Valley Wildflowers
Beaux Arbres will be bringing plants into Ottawa on Saturday, September 11th. We will be distributing prepaid orders of native plants from a Britannia area parking lot on that Saturday, from 9:30 am until noon. This will probably be our last delivery of plants for the season. The nursery will still be open until the… Continue reading Plants into Ottawa, Saturday, September 11th
We could meet in a parking lot, wearing masks. Not necessarily at dusk, and I don’t know if I could hide the clematis under my overcoat, but the new retail normal is … odd. I have one pot of the native Purple Clematis (Clematis occidentalis) still available of the plants from my original seed collecting.… Continue reading Psst, wanna buy a clematis?
I noticed some Marsh Marigolds growing in the ditch of the dirt road that runs down the side of the farm. I also knew that the road, which was in rough shape where it slopes down to the creek, was due for some grading from the municipality. So I dug up the clump that was… Continue reading Rescued Marsh Marigolds
These are some of the plant I would have been bringing to the Friends of the Farm Mothers Day Sale on Sunday. They are the best looking bunch of plants I have had in the six years since Beaux Arbres first attended the sale. However, I can bring them into Ottawa for you next week.… Continue reading Not the FoF Mothers’ Day Sale
Half Price Seed Sale It is not too late to order native seeds for those species that require no cold pretreatment. These seeds are often tiny things that we sow on the surface of a pot of seed-sedstarting mix and give moisture and warmth. Many species in the Pea Family germinate well with hot water… Continue reading Seed Sale
Horticultural business are going to be allowed to re-open in Quebec as of April 15th. Whoop! We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to deliver pre-orders to customers in Ontario and to Chelsea and Aylmer. I had been frantically trying to scale up the web site and create a pre-order pick-up system when… Continue reading Good News
We think gardening and nature appreciation are going to be big this year. Perhaps this is the right year to add lots of native plants to your garden. So, until we can help you in person at our ususal venues, we are exploring ways to to help you get nursery-propagated native plants, while respecting guidelines… Continue reading Ordering Plants