Posted by: lizabennett | March 19, 2017

Everbearing Berry Plants

Available in 3 weeks:

4 inch pots of Everbearing Strawberries plants         $3 ea   4/$10   10/$20

1 and 2 gallon pots Everbearing Raspberry canes      $7 ea   4/$25   5/$30

Raspberries fruit from early July to late September.  Berries are produced on both last years stems as well as new shoots produced in the current growing season.  Each pot contains 1 cane of old wood, cut to produce several shoots of berries, as well as 2 shoots (basal) that will produce unbranched canes providing the late season berries.  These canes can be cut in fall or the following spring to encourage multiple stems of new growth for early berries, and the process of new unbranched canes from the base will start again.

Strawberries fruit throughout the early summer to early fall.  Last year these plants continued to produced fruit late into fall with the last berries appearing in November. Sadly for all their effort they had little hope of ripening. These plants produce fewer runners than June bearing varieties, saving energy for berry production. The early offshoot plants are also stronger, becoming productive in the same year.

To place an order please email or call 604 898 4398.  Delievery of larger orders can be arranged.

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Posted by: lizabennett | May 9, 2013

Curbside Yard Waste Pickup

Here is the link to a new recycle program for yard waste in the Squamish area.  It had been piloted last year in the Highlands and was apparently successful enough that the service has been extended to all of Squamish.  For residents of Garibaldi Highlands, note that the schedule has changed from last year.  The link below lists the Do’s and Don’ts of the program and has a printable schedule.

http://www.carneyswaste.com/squamish/

Posted by: lizabennett | May 2, 2013

Turning New Leaves

Have you ever really looked at a leaf?

Have you ever really looked at a leaf?

I was told once that when you have a child you will use them as an excuse for all manner of things, never being on time, cancelling appointments, forgetting important things.  Not being a Mom at the time, I didn’t think that could be me.

And now…  I feel like I have been offered an out for the past few years of silence on Greenscapes’ blog.

Welcome spring, welcome back and here is to turning over new leaves.

Posted by: lizabennett | April 4, 2011

Winter Market at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park

I will be attending the last Winter Farmer’s at the West Coast Railway heritage Park this coming Saturday, April 9th. 

I will have handmade potato basket/garden totes, pottery and an interactive Paint a Pottery Plaque station for children (although not strictly enforced – the odd adult has been known to enjoy themselves).  I have a limited number of Blueberry bushes available at the moment and will be taking names for those interested in blueberry bushes and everbearing raspberry canes for delivery a little later in the spring.   

Stop by the market between 10am-3pm and enter the contest to win a 45 Minute Garden Consultation session.

Posted by: lizabennett | March 23, 2011

Contest Winners

I’ll start by saying thank you to all who stopped by the Greenscapes booth at the Winter Farmer’s Market, March 12th at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park.

The winner of the 45-Minute Garden Consultation prize is Lorraine Black and the winners of the 20-Minute Garden Consultation are Diana Lonergan, Wendy Booth and Patricia Wilson.

 The next Winter Farmer’s Market is on April 9. Hope to see you there.

Posted by: lizabennett | March 5, 2011

Time To Order Seed

With all this snow I decided to feed my soul, I needed a pick me up.  I compiled my seed order this morning and set out to find a source for Heritage and Heirloom vegetable seed varieties. 

After looking at a variety of sites I began to wonder what, if any, was the difference between Heritage and Heirloom when it was used to describe plant varieties.  It seems that the words are interchangeable.  A loose definition of a heritage or heirloom plant is a variety or cultivar that originated before the widespread introduction in early 1950s of hybridized seed. 

I hadn’t given it much thought past vegetables, but the term applies to annuals, perennials, and herbs as well as vegetables.  Whatever the form, the common thread is that they are rarely found in today’s garden.

Today I did my part to preserve seed diversity, I chose varieties carefully, all heirloom, as an investment I intend to keep from year to year.  I have also enlisted 2 close friends to share the wealth and increase our chances of success.    

Here are a some  sources fromVancouver Island that I found useful.

http://www.brothernature.ca/                good general selection

http://www.twowingsfarm.com/            great selection of tomatoes

http://www.saltspringseeds.com/          good selection of squash and tomatoes

http://www.eagleridgeseeds.com/

http://www.fullcircleseeds.com/index.htm

http://www.earthfuture.com/gardenpath/Seeds_Catalogue.htm

Posted by: lizabennett | February 20, 2011

Pruning Maples

Although we are still seeing a blanket of white, it is time to start planning any tree pruning you will need to do before spring is truly here.  Any tree pruning should be done as close to bud burst as possible.  This reduces the length of time that large unhealed wounds are exposed to air and rain bourn disease and reduces the incidence of rot.   The first thing the tree focuses on when the growing season finally arrives is sealing the wound through what is called compartmentalization and then begins the process of healing the wound. 

Most maples have beautiful form and may need very little pruning.  If possible, restrict any pruning at all to dead and diseased wood only.  If not, the prune time of maples is more critical than most other trees.  It is important to prune while they are still fully dormant, before the sap starts to flow.   Because maples ‘bleed’ badly if pruned while the sap is flowing, it is important to be aware of how close to leaf out your tree is before you decide to renovate or remove any larger limbs.

Posted by: lizabennett | July 22, 2010

Summer SALE

I will be returning to Squamish Farmer’s Market in August for 2 Saturdays only, August 21st and 28th.  However, in the interim I am having a SUMMER SALE to reduce inventory of the larger specimen sized plant material.  Some things are just too big to tote to Market.  Specimen size, 5-10 gallon hosta, perennials and ferns are available.  Of course the sale applies to any of the stock I have on hand including a large selection of perennials, native and edible plants.  Pot sizes range from 3” for dwarf hosta and small perennials to 1- 2 gallon for larger perennials, blueberry bushes and raspberry canes.    Bearded Iris varieties are available potted up or can be purchased as bare root rhizomes by request.    

I have included a list of available plant material with the number of varieties available for each species in ( )s.  More plant photos can be seen at www.plantsandpots.ca Call or email for price and size availability.  Further discount on large orders, delivery available.

Perennials

  • Iris 50 varieties of Bearded, Siberian, Japanese and Louisiana
  • Hosta varieties  2” dwarf to 36” giants 20 varieties
  • Aster (2 varieties)
  • Anemone
  • Black Mondo Grass
  • Bell flower (Campanula) (5 varieties)
  • Berginia
  • Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • Coral Flower (Heuchera)(5 varieties)
  • Delphinium
  • Day Lily (Hemerocallis) (2 varieties)
  • Geranium (5 varieties)
  • Golden Rod (Solidago)
  • Dwarf Golden Rod (Solidago)
  • Grasses (5 varieties)
  • Helianthus (perennial Sunflower) (3 varieties)
  • Ligularia
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Lungwort
  • Lupine
  • Loosestrife (Lysimachia)
  • Rhudbekia (2varieties )
  • Saxifrage
  • Sedum (5 varieties)
  • Spiderwort
  • Solomon Seal
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Viola (5 varieties)
  • Wooly Lambs Ear (Stachys )

Native Plants:

  • Deer Fern
  • Sword Fern
  • Star flower
  • Saxifrage
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Edibles:

  • Blueberry Bushes (2 varieties)
  • Strawberry plants
  • Ever bearing Raspberry canes
  • Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus)
  • Chive, Garlic Chive
  • Mint (3 varieties)
Posted by: lizabennett | July 22, 2010

Plant Availability Part 2

Here is another sampling of the iris varieties available this summer as bare root or potted up in 1 and 2 gallon size pots. 

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Posted by: lizabennett | June 17, 2010

Plant Availibility

My attendance at the local Squamish Farmer’s Market is finished for the spring but I will be back again August 21 and August 28 when it is time to think about fall planting.  

Blueberry bushes are available (1 gallon pot @$8) as well as ever bearing raspberry canes (1 gallon pot @$4) and strawberry plants (8 @ $10).  Delivery about town is available.  Just call to arrange your order.

I have include photos (category and order number or cultivar name will appear if you scroll over the photo) of a few bearded irises that I will be dividing shortly and I will continue to add new photos as I lift them.  I will have bare root  rhizomes available for sale ($6) at the time of lifting or upon request.  I will also be potting up plants into 1 gallon pots to make available throughout summer and fall, although the number of varieties I can transport to Farmer’s Market is somewhat limited.

 

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