There is still time to get a Beaux Arbres Gift Certificate for the native plant gardeners on your lists (and all those keen gardeners you know whom you would like to nudge toward native plant gardening).
The Gift Certificates can be redeemed for plants, seeds, miscellaneous thingies, and garden consultation services. You can use them at the farm, at the Ottawa sales, and at Seedy Saturdays.
We send the certificates out by snail mail, so don’t wait too long. You can send a cheque to our WINTER address (below) or, faster, send an e-transfer to the Beaux Arbres email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any denomination – you set the amount (in whole dollars). Remember to send us your postal address and the recipient’s name.
Winter address: 507-415 Greenview Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K2B 8G5
There has been a change of venue for the Ontario Horticultural Society District 2 AGM on Earth Day, April 22. The new venue is:
Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre, 20 Rankin Road, Pembroke
Beaux Arbres Native Plants will be a vendor in their marketplace. We are still hoping to have the earliest of the spring plants for sale. The weather has not been encouraging but the forecast for the rest of the week gives me hope. We will also be bringing seeds and perhaps some crafts.
N.B. Pre-registration is required to attend this event.
We have created a new website (still under construction) for the Beaux Arbres Native Plants Nursery, with our own domain name. For information on hours, events at the nursery and plant lists, we invite you to visit Beaux Arbres Native Plants at beauxarbres.ca
I will continue to blog about native plants and other botanical subjects here at botanicalartstalk.wordpress.com.
The Ontario Horticultural Society, District 2 AGM is being held this year in Cobden, almost just across the river from our farm in Bristol. It will be featuring talks on native plants and a talk by the always entertaining naturalist, Michael Runtz.
We couldn’t resist signing up to be a vendor at their marketplace. Although I have no idea whether we will have any plants ready to sell, if seemed a grand opportunity to reach some of the most enthusiastic and committed gardeners in eastern Ontario.
So, let us hope for some fine warm spring weather in the weeks before Earth Day, April 22nd. With luck, the earliest plants will at least have sent out a few leaves. We don’t have any heated greenhouses to force plants ahead of their season, so what we get is what the season brings. It does mean that nothing we sell needs to be hardened off before being planted in your garden.
If you live in the Cobden, Beachburg, Renfrew, Douglas, Eganville area, and you are interested in gardening and not yet a member of a Horticultural Society, now would be a fine time to join, to participate in what is going to be a fine AGM. Pre-registration is required to attend the event.
Celebrate Earth Day in Eganville
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Hosted by the Eganville & Area Horticultural Society
Opeongo High School, 1990 Cobden Rd. (between Eganville & Cobden)
Rankin Cultural and Recreation Centre, 20 Rankin Road, Pembroke