by Leslie Cox; Wednesday; April 28, 2021
To those of you who enjoy visiting our garden, we apologize. Due to the continued COVID-19 health restrictions, as well as our garden’s need for some necessary upgrading and renovating, we will not be opening our gate to tours in May.
However, we are still offering plants for sale from the driveway. You can find the list of available plants under “Nursery” on the Menu bar, or click here for the “Plants for Sale 2021”.
This list is by no means complete as we are still dividing some of our plants. Please, check back often for new additions.
Also, if you are looking for a particular plant for your garden, drop us a line through the Contact Us page. If the plant is in our garden but is not currently for sale on our plant table, we can add your name to the “Wish List”.
Because of COVID, we would appreciate if you would bring exact change with you when you visit our plant table, if possible. We also will accept cheques.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding through these difficult times. We hope to be able to open our garden for tours in June…if the garden renovations are completed and COVID vaccinations have progressed sufficiently.
Please stay safe!
by Leslie Cox; Saturday; March 13, 2021
This was the week the Rosa rugosa hedge was to be edited on the boulevard side of the fence. We needed to rein it in closer to the fence which provided an excellent opportunity to dig up some stolons for a neighbour.
She had asked for some plant suggestions for a planned memorial garden in honour of her husband. Given the deer in our area and the location, we could not think of anything better than the bullet-tough rugosa roses with the bonus of their long flowering period and delicious scent.
There was already a lovely metal bench situated on a covered deck at the edge of a pond. Perched on a gentle slope at the far back of the farm field, the memorial to Rick commanded a stunning view of Mt. Washington.
With the help of a small backhoe to make quick work of digging a trench and a tractor bucket-load of aged manure, the rose planting job was completed in record time. A convenient bucket on a long rope made scooping water from the pond for watering in the roses very easy.
It is always nice when you can do something special for a neighbour.