*** The nursery is opening for the season on Wednesday April 22 2015 ***
Welcome to the 2015 catalogue. We are very glad to see the back end of 2014, an anus horribilis as the Queen might say. We were badly hit by the ice storm and were without power for a week. The weight of the ice caused a massive amount of damage to trees and shrubs in the garden and nursery. Even large trees came down causing damage to several growing houses. We took over eighty truckloads of debris from around the house and nursery and there is still much to be done. Clients also had damage so it was a very busy season just trying to stay on top of it all. Gardens that had been shade gardens were then sun gardens and needed to be replanted. Even in the nursery shade areas under fallen willows was gone and plants needed to be reorganized and even in December we were rebuilding houses in the last dash down to the wire before the cold set in. Despite this, with a lot of effort from staff the nursery ended up in good shape and sales were up for the year so we are optimistic about spring.
As I am sorting through photos for the website now in the depth of winter I am always shocked how lush, green, and vibrant the garden and nursery look during the growing season. In the dead of winter it really does look like it's an illusion.
As usual there are several hundred new plants. These range from rare hardy orchids, exciting new grasses, the latest perennial hybrids, and some old garden favourites returning.
Note: The 2015 print catalogue and online catalogue are now posted.