Making a wildflower meadow

Just a reminder that I will be at the Nepean Horticultural Society on Thursday evening, talking about the procedures we used to make the three native plant meadow areas at Beaux Arbres. I’ll be showing lots of pics of summer wildflowers to cheer us up during this unpleasantly cold spell in March.

Making a Wildflower Meadow

by Trish Murphy of Beaux Arbres Native Plants

for the Nepean Horticultural Society

Cityview United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Nepean ON

Thursday, March 16th 2017, 7:30 pm

All are welcome.


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Trish Murphy

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

2 thoughts on “Making a wildflower meadow”

  1. Really enjoyed your talk tonight at the City View H.S. very informative. Good to hear the emphasis on native grasses as well as flowers.
    You mentioned Canada lily. I have been trying to obtain some and can’t find a local source other than Southern Ontario. Do you sell them? Any ideas of where to try? Also, after our drainage swale was created I have a very steep slope, dry, sandy, full sun moist at base with flowing water about 8-10 feet tall. Any suggestions for cascading native?

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I have some seedling Canada lilies which germinated last spring. I don’t know when they might be ready to sell. They are fussy to germinate but seem to be a little faster growing than wood lilies, which germinate easily but take forever to gain a centimetre. My Canada lilies are not local source – the seed was wild collected in New Brunswick. My wood lilies are impeccably native – seed wild collected in Bristol Township, Quebec. Neither is ready to sell yet.


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