Pretty Purple Clematis, a vine of woodland glades, is uncommon and elusive in the woods. We sold out of our original seeding of Purple Clematis last summer, but now that we have plants established in the garden at Beaux Arbres, we are collecting seeds from our own plants. This spring we expect to have a… Continue reading Back in 2021: Purple Clematis
Saturday at Westboro Market
It is not too late to order plants for pick-up at the Westboro Ottawa Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Please get your order to us by noon on Friday as we load up the trailer Friday afternoon. Order Plants. We are out of many popular species until next year. No more Butterfly Milkweed, Ironweed, or even… Continue reading Saturday at Westboro Market
Native vines, and where to get them, have been much discussed this summer on some native plant Facebook pages I follow. Beaux Arbres has a fine selection of native vines for the Ottawa region. One of my favourite vines is the Glaucous Honeysuckle. Unfortunately, I forgot to collect seed from this species last year. To… Continue reading Native Vines
Psst, wanna buy a 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?
May I Introduce: Glaucous Honeysuckle
Although it is quite common in woods and hedgerows, this native honeysuckle is known to few gardeners. Glaucous Honeysuckle’s red tubular flowers with yellow anthers, in mid-spring, have the same colour scheme as the much better known Wild Columbine, and it should come as no surprise that ruby-throated hummingbirds are the pollinators it has evolved… Continue reading May I Introduce: Glaucous Honeysuckle