Plant Sale at the Experimental Farm, Ottawa

The first time I sign up to bring plants to the Mother’s Day Sale happens to be in the year that we have had the coldest winter on record and spring is about three weeks behind normal. I hope I have some plants to bring to the sale. Maybe even some plant showing some signs of, you know, life. In an average year, it is hard enough to get warm-season natives into any sort of growth for an early May sale.

However, I have committed to try to bring something. It would help if buyers were prepared to buy empty-looking pots with bits of twiggy things sticking out of them.



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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens