New for 2021: Starflower

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The tiny white seeds of Starflower (Trientalis borealis) are easy enough to collect but I did not have great success germinating them. So I have only a handful of plant available for Spring 2021. I have no idea how popular this quiet but charming little woodlander will be. I can imagine folks who love the… Continue reading New for 2021: Starflower

New for 2021: Prairie Crocus

Prairie Crocus

Beaux Arbres has a few bright, lovely Pasque Flowers plants in our rock garden. We grew this beloved European spring flower from seeds from the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society Seed Exchange, and offered some of our surplus for sale. However, we long wanted to get a good supply of the North American… Continue reading New for 2021: Prairie Crocus

New for 2021: Early Buttercup

Early Buttercup

This cheery little flower is an under-appreciated Ottawa Valley native. Along with its early-blooming companions in the wild, such as Early Saxifrage, Prairie Smoke and Hooked-spur Violet, Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis) is a great choice to provide floral resources for newly emerged pollinators. Early Buttercup is a true spring ephemeral — the plant withers into… Continue reading New for 2021: Early Buttercup

Plant Availability, May 24

Bowman's root

New plant availabilty List to download in PDF or Xcel formats: Not yet in bloom but looking very good: Bowman’s Root (Gillenia trifoliata) and its close relative American Ipecac (G. stipulata). both have starry white flowers and pretty fall foliage colour. American Ipecac ‘s range is further south and west so I expect it to… Continue reading Plant Availability, May 24

Psst, wanna buy a clematis?

Purple Clematis

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?

Not the FoF Mothers’ Day Sale

Rocky Mountain Columbines in pots in the hoop house

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