A sunny buy chilly past weekend saw St. Williams Nursery at two different public sale locations in Southwestern, Ontario bringing a great selection of native plants to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton as well as Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto.
We were thrilled to see so many people out in the early Spring who were so keen to pick up native plants for their residential landscapes. One gentleman filled two carts to landscape his cottage with, and another bought a number of American Plum (Prunus americana) in order to start an orchard.
By far, the most popular items were ground covers for shade including Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) and Woodland Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), low-grow and drought tolerant plants, as well as Spring bloomers like Jack-In-The-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Round-Lobed Hepatica (Anemone/Hepatica americana), and Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica). A number of customers were very interested in providing food for their families and for the birds with plants like Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) and Saskatoon Berry (Amelanchier alnifolia).
The team at St. Williams Nursery would like to thank the helpful and knowledgeable staff and volunteers at Evergreen Brickworks as well as the Royal Botanical Gardens for making it a fantastic weekend.
Be sure to check us out at our next event at the Toronto Botanical Gardens May 12-14. For a full listing of our upcoming events visit our website.