Friday, May 2, 2014

Has spring sprung?

Dare we say it? Has spring finally arrived? After the hard winter we have endured, your customers are likely chomping at the bit to get planting. With their hypothetical noses pressed against the glass, they are desperate for signs of life. At our farm in Ottawa, we are shaking off the winter, taking off the poly, and seeing green! It is time to fill your nursery and holding yard and give your customers what they desperately need.

Snow Day Surprise

Exochorda 'Niagara' SNOW DAY SURPRISE commonly known as pearlbush. This Proven Winner is compact, outward spreading with flower buds that resemble pearls. It will take light shade and is drought tolerant once established. With a mature height of 2' it is a good shrub for smaller gardens, shrub borders, low hedges, or containers. As one of the earlier blooming shrubs, it is a must for early spring garden center orders. Our 3PW (pictured above) are budded and ready to ship.
Double Take Orange Storm Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa Double Take Orange Storm is a thornless, fruitless quince that provides a brilliant early spring display with big, richly colored, double flowers. Once established, quince is extremely heat and drought tolerant. They are a specimen for early season color and make excellent cut flowers. Our 1PW Orange Storm (pictured above) are budded and primed for shipping. Also consider Scarlet Storm, budded and ready to ship! Available in 2PW and 3PW. (Additional photo courtesy of Proven Winners)

Ann Magnolia

Magnolia Ann is part of the "little girl" series of hybrid magnolias. Ann blooms later than other magnolias potentially protecting flowers from spring frost. This also makes Ann a good magnolia for your customers because the bloom time is typically consistent with spring kick off, where others may be bloomed out. The flowers on Ann are purple and fragrant and may sporadically re-bloom mid-summer. The buds are plenty on our #5 Magnolia Ann (pictured above).

If you are ready to make your first order and need more suggestions on what's ready to ship, let us know. We are happy to help. Or, if you have already received your first order and need to supplement, we are happy to assist with that too. Here's to a great a season!
By Caitlin Hupp, Sales Representative

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