Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: Mid April 2015

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter

Mid April 2015

Celebrating our 12th Anniversary Season!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

I'm squeezing in this last April e-news before the month is out and May is here. There's so much going on, I hope you opened this email!

May Maple Mania is upon us this weekend. We have a great selection of maples with a nearly full list below. We also have a great selection of cool edibles: trees, shrubs and vines including figs, tea, sweet bamboo, persimmons, lemons, key limes, olives, blueberries, loganberries, white strawberries and much more.

Don't miss our exciting 2015 Spring Workshops. There are lots of cutting edge hands-on sessions and hot topics plus our free Gardening 101 series for beginner and intermediate gardeners and... we're excited to introduce our new Young Sprouts Kids Club with four free workshops this spring! Please let all the budding gardeners you know out there, young and old, about our workshops!

Two edible pre-sales are currently running for the dwarf Pixie Grapes and the new grafted tomato/potato called 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' plus the Mighty Matos. These plants will be in very soon so order now. Supplies are getting low on some on them.

We are very excited that our third season of Canadian Mail Order is underway with over 620 amazing plants for gardeners across the country. We already have lots of orders coming in from across the country literally from Victoria, BC to St. John's, Newfoundland. If you have friends or family who are gardeners please forward this email to them.

Mothers' Day is coming up so mark your calendars if you're a mom and come in and get your free lily. We also have a bunch of Charity Shopping Weekends coming up in May so you can justify your plant purchases by supporting a charity.

Last but not least Fab at Phoenix is packed with great plants available now though this is just the tip of the iceberg. It's time to come for a visit.

See you soon at Phoenix!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

'Ketchup 'n' Fries' "TomTato"

Almost here! Order now!

It's a grafting revolution with incredible new food plants especially perfect for small spaces and increased food production.
More Info Below

Pixie Grape
Pre-Sale

Details Below

Free Lily for Mom on Mothers' Day Weekend*

Details Below

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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. May Maple Mania Special Event with a Free Talk by Doug Justice -- Join us for a great selection of amazing maples and maple expert Doug Justice waxing poetic about one of his favourite genera.

2. Incredible Edibles at Phoenix Perennials -- We’re really excited to have our edible section stocked with one of the coolest selections of traditional, unusual, and rare edibles that we’ve ever offered...

3. Free Lily for Moms on Mothers' Day Weekend -- Moms need beautiful things. We're here to help with that.
4. Workshops 2015: Get Confident. Have Fun. Make Life Beautiful: One of our most exciting workshop schedules ever.
5. Pixie Grape Pre-Order -- The new Pixie Grapes are a new series of dwarf grape vines for containers that will produce fruit in their first year and forever more after that.

6. 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' "Tomtato" & Mighty Mato Pre-Sale -- The Revolutionary, New "Tomtato" is a hand-grafted plant that fuses tomatoes and potatoes, two close relatives, that together give us one of life's great pleasures: 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'...

7. Full Spring Mail Order Launched -- 620 Amazing Garden Plants for Canadian Gardeners
8. Charity Shopping Weekends -- Shop for plants and support local charities at the same time...
Shop
For
Charity
9. Fabulous at Phoenix -- Gary's Picks of what's new and fabulous at the Phoenix Candy Store

 


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track.
Date
Event Description
May 1-3
May Maple Mania
Friday through Sunday May 1st to 3rd, 2015 - Featuring an incredible selection of Japanese and other maples plus a free workshop with Doug Justice from UBC Botanical Garden on the World of Maples.
May 6
Hot New Plants | Burnaby Rhodendron and Garden Association | Contact Bev for more info: blgover at telus.net
May 9-10
Mothers' Day Free* Lily
Saturday and Sunday May 9th and 10th, 2015
May 16 The Pacific Northwest Palm and Exotic Plant Society Sale | Saturday May 17th at Phoenix Perennials - This is a great opportunity to pick up some exciting subtropical plants. More Info
June 10
Avoiding the Summer Doldrums: Great plants for summer and fall | Nanoose Bay Garden Club in association with the Eaglecrest Garden Club | Contact Debbie for more info: djmitchhome at gmail.com

 

VOTE FOR US IN THE BEST OF RICHMOND CONTEST!

Well, we may be well-known amongst avid gardeners throughout the Lower Mainland, the province of BC and beyond but it seems we're not that well known in our own backyard! Last year we got beat by Home Depot for Best Gardening Store in Richmond. I know: horrors. Please help us by voting! You could also vote for us for Best Customer Service if you want. You don't have to be a Richmond resident to vote.

Deadline for voting is May 1st so please vote right now. ;-)

Thanks!

 

Join me in South Africa!
Namaqualand and the Cape Floristic Kingdom
Botanical and Garden Tour
(And wine and whales and penguins and quaint hotels and swank resorts and a lot of fun!)
August 25 - Sept 8, 2015

The trip is going ahead but we still have a little space for more travellers!

For more information visit the South Africa Tour Page.

 

Pacific Northwest Palm and Exotic Plant Society Annual Plant Sale
at Phoenix Perennials
Saturday May 16th, 9am-5pm, www.hardypalm.org

On the Saturday of the long weekend the "Palm Club" will be at the nursery for their annual plant sale. Get to the nursery early to scoop up the best plants. There are always lots of rare and unusual subtropicals to be had.

 

Volunteer at Phoenix Perennials with our Hours for Flowers Volunteer Program

Our Hours for Flowers Volunteer Program is for interested gardeners who want to set up a regular schedule with us to come to the nursery and help us with plant care, propagation, weeding, watering and other nursery tasks. You can do any number of hours you like on any day. We just ask that you make it a regular schedule. In addition to our gratitude we will also give you plants!

Contact Patricia by phone (604-270-4133) or email (info at phoenixperennials.com) for more information and to start volunteering!

 

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE EXCITING WORLD OF PHOENIX PERENNIALS
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1.

Special Event
May Maple Mania

Friday through Sunday May 1st to 3rd, 2015
Featuring an incredible selection of Japanese and other maples plus a free workshop with Doug Justice from UBC Botanical Garden on the World of Maples.

 

Here's a partial list of many of the maples we'll have this weekend:

Smaller Specimens Available

Acer palmatum Koyuki
Acer palmatum Shigitatsu sawa
Acer palmatum Akane
Acer palmatum Sunglow
Acer palmatum Olsen's Frosted Strawberry
Acer palmatum Kinshi
Acer palmatum Asahi zuru
Acer palmatum Karasugawa
Acer palmatum Red Filigree Lace
Acer palmatum Lemon Lime Lace Low

Larger Specimens Available

Acer campestre Carnival
Acer circinatum Pacific Fire
Acer davidii Serpentine
Acer palmatum Alpenweiss
Acer palmatum Amagi Shigure
Acer palmatum Amber Ghost
Acer palmatum Fairy Hair
Acer palmatum Fireball
Acer palmatum Geisha Gone Wild
Acer palmatum Groundcover
Acer palmatum Hubbs Red Willow
Acer palmatum Hupp's Dwarf
Acer palmatum Japanese Sunrise
Acer palmatum Kandy Kitchen
Acer palmatum Lima Gold
Acer palmatum Little Sango
Acer palmatum Mikawa Nishiki
Acer palmatum Mikawa Yatsubusa
Acer palmatum Mikazuki
Acer palmatum Octopus
Acer palmatum Olsen's Frosted Strawberry
Acer palmatum Peve Multicolor
Acer palmatum Phoenix
Acer palmatum Red Feathers
Acer palmatum Sango Kaku
Acer palmatum Shin hikasa
Acer palmatum Shirazz
Acer palmatum Twombly's Red Sentinel
Acer palmatum White Butterfly
Acer palmatum White Peaches
Acer palmatum Winter Flame
Acer pseudoplatanus Eskimo Sunset
Acer shirasawanum Aureum
Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon
Acer shirasawanum Green Snowflake
Acer shirasawanum Jordan
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer sieboldianum Kumoi Nishiki
Acer x conspicuum Phoenix

And many more!

The World of Maples
Free Maple Workshop this Weekend with Doug Justice

GARDENING 101 SERIES | The World of Maples | Instructor: Doug Justice, Associate Director, UBC Botanical Garden | Sun May 3rd, 1-2pm | FREE* | The Japanese maples commonly available to the gardening community, while lovely, poorly represent the astounding diversity and breathtaking beauty of this most useful group of small trees. Doug is an expert on maples. At this workshop he will wax poetic about the beauty and diversity of Japanese and related maples and then get practical and talk about growing them in the garden and containers.
More Info and Register Online!
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.

 


2.

Incredible Edibles at Phoenix Perennials

We’re really excited to have our edible section stocked with one of the coolest selections of traditional, unusual, and rare edibles that we’ve ever offered guaranteed to provide you with unending gustatory bliss. In addition to a wide range of herbs and veggies we also have a great selection of woody and unusual edibles including:

Actinidia arguta – Hardy Kiwi – ‘74/49’, ‘Tatyana’, ‘Rossana’, ‘Hardy Red’, ‘Issai’
Actinidia deliciosa – Fuzzy Kiwi – ‘Saanichton’, ‘Hayward’, ‘Male’
Actinidia kolomikta – Arctic Kiwi – ‘Pasha’
Actinidia polygama – Silver Vine Kiwi – ‘Vera’s Pride’
Armoracia rusticana – Horseradish
Asimina triloba – Paw Paw
Asparagus ‘Mary Washington’, ‘Jersey Giant’, ‘Purple Passion’
Billardiera longiflora – Tasmania Vine
Camellia sinensis – Tea – ‘Korean Tea Seedling’, ‘Sochi Tea Seedling’
Citrus – Key Lime, Thornless Key Lime, Yuzu Ichandrin, Sudachi Ichandrin, Meyer Lemon, Persian Lime, Australian Finger Lime, Bergamot, Citrumelo
Diospyros -- Persimmon -- ‘Nikita’s Gift’
Elaeagnus umbellata – Autumn Olive – ‘Ruby’, ‘Amber’
Eutrema japonicum - Wasabi
Feijoa sellowiana ‘Coolidgeii’ – Pineapple Guava
Ficus – Fig - ‘Desert King’, ‘Stella’, ‘Black Spanish’, ‘Petite Negra’, ‘Brown Turkey’, ‘Peter’s Honey’, ‘Black Mission’, ‘Jordan’, ‘Lattarulla’, ‘Texas Everbearing’, ‘Chicago Hardy’
Fragaria – Strawberry – ‘Albion’, ‘Ft Laramie’, ‘Hecker’, ‘Quinault’, ‘Tristar’, Aloha Berry
Hippophae rhamnoides – Sea Buckthorn -- ‘Hergo’, ‘Pollmix’
Holboellia coriacea – China Blue Vine
Laurus nobilis – Sweet Bay Leaf – ‘Aurea’, ‘Willow Bay’
Lycium barbarum – Goji Berry – ‘Crimson Star’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Firecracker’
Malus – Apple – Combination, Espalier Combination, ‘Golden Sentinel’, ‘Scarlet Sentinel’
Morus ‘Illinois Everbearing’ – Mulberry
Olea – Olive – ‘Leccino’, ‘Universal’, ‘Arbequina’
Passiflora incarnata – Maypop
Pernettya mucronata – Chilean Wintergreen – ‘Snowdrop’, ‘Indian Lake’
Persea americana – Avocado – ‘Zutano Seedling’
Punica granatum – Pomegranate – ‘Sochi Dwarf’
Pyrus communis – Pear – Combination
Pyrus pyrifolia – Asian Pear – Combination
Phyllostachus dulcis – Sweet Shoot Bamboo
Ribes nigrum – Black Currant – ‘Black September’, ‘Slitsa’, ‘Consort’, ‘Crandall’
Ribes rubrum – Red Currant – ‘Gloire de Sablons’, ‘Red Jade’, ‘Cherry Red’
Ribes uva-crispa – Gooseberry – ‘Hinnonmaeki Yellow’, ‘Hinnonmaeki Red’, ‘Black Velvet’, ‘Captivator’,
Rheum – Rhubarb – ‘Strawberry Red’
Rosa rugosa – Fruiting Rose -- ‘Jubilee’
Rubus – Arctic Raspberry – ‘Anna’, ‘Beta’, ‘Valentina’
Rubus fruticosus – Marionberry -- ‘Marion’
Rubus idaeus – Raspberry – ‘Boyne’, ‘Chilcotin’, ‘Fall Gold’, ‘Heritage’, ‘Tulameen’, ‘Willamette’, ‘Raspberry Shortcake’
Rubus loganobaccus – Loganberry
Rubus occidentalis – Black Raspberry -- ‘Jewel’
Rubus ursinus – Boysenberry – ‘Boysen’
Sambucus nigra – Elderberry – ‘Emerald Lace’, ‘Korsor’
Ugni molinae – Chilean Guava
Vaccinium corymbosum – Blueberry – BrazelBerrie:‘Jelly Bean’, ‘Peach Sorbet’, ‘Pink Icing’, ‘Blueberry Glaze’

Vaccinium corymbosum – Blueberry – ‘Bluecrop’, ‘Blueray’, ‘Chandler’, ‘Duke’, ‘Northland’, ‘Patriot’, ‘Northcountry’, ‘Polaris’
Viburnum opulus – Highbush Cranberry – ‘Ukraine’
Zanthoxylum piperitum – Japanese Pepper
Zanthoxylum simulans – Sechuan Pepper

These plants, and others not listed here, are all in stock now waiting for you to make a home for them in your garden and in your kitchen!

 


3.

Mothers' Day Free* Lily
Saturday and Sunday May 9th and 10th, 2015
Mom's need beautiful things and Phoenix Perennials is here for Moms on Mothers' Day. On Mothers' Day weekend come on down, show us that you're a Mom or Grand Mom by bringing your kids (pets count too) or a picture of them and we'll give you a free lily as a thank you for raising the next generation of gardeners.


*With purchase over $10, while supplies last.

 


4.

Workshops and Classes at the Nursery in 2015

Get Confident. Have Fun. Make Life Beautiful.

Welcome to our 2015 workshops and one of the most exciting line-ups we've ever offered! We will be offering one of the largest workshop schedules in our region including our FREE Gardening 101 Series designed for beginner and intermediate gardeners and our new Young Sprouts Kids Club.

Online Registration: We use online registration so you can book workshops 24 hours a day seven days a week. Registration is through two of the most trusted names on the internet: Constant Contact and Paypal. Both use secure servers so you can feel safe paying online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. They will simply process your Visa or MC on our behalf. If you wish to register by other methods please call the nursery at 604-270-4133 or visit us in person.

GARDENING 101 SERIES - Our FREE series is designed for beginner and intermediate gardeners with a wide range of topics to develop your gardening knowledge and build your confidence in the garden. Register individually by following the links below or register for multiple sessions all at once: Multiple Class Registration.
YOUNG SPROUTS
KIDS CLUB - Raise a gardener. Our new kids club is designed to introduce kids to the fascinating world of plants and gardening through fun discussions and demonstrations, activities with plants, and arts and crafts. And all the workshops are FREE! Register individually by following the links below or register for multiple sessions all at once: Multiple Class Registration.
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES - This series focuses on all the amazing things you can grow in and eat from your garden.
CONTAINER SERIES
- We've got the hottest container ideas for you with workshops that will help you achieve cool installations to grace your patio and garden.

May

CONTAINER SERIES | Creative Succulent Containers: Hearts, Stars, Handbags and Stilettos | Instructor: Kate | Sat May 2nd, 10am-12pm | $14 + choice of planter ($19.99-$49.99) | The hottest gardens these days use succulents in creative ways...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Soil! - Creepy Crawlies and All | Kate | Sun May 3rd, 10-11am | FREE* | Soil is integral to the lives of plants feeding them with the nutrients they need to grow. Soil is also alive with...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Young Sprouts session at a time.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | The World of Maples | Instructor: Doug Justice, Associate Director, UBC Botanical Garden | Sun May 3rd, 1-2pm | FREE* | The Japanese maples commonly available to the gardening community, while lovely, poorly represent the astounding diversity and breathtaking beauty of this most useful group of small trees...
More Info and Register Online!
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets to Fabulous Pots Then Make Your Own | Instructor: Shelley | Sat May 9th, 10am-12pm | $14 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels who are interested in learning how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Edible Containers to Die For: Learn the Secrets of Growing Edibles in Pots Then Plant Your Own | Instructor: Shelley | Sat May 9th, 2-4pm | $14 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners who want to grow edibles in containers that are beautiful and productive...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Master the Basics of Shrubs and Small Trees for Beauty and Privacy | Instructor: Jo | Sun May 10th, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Shrubs, small trees and bamboo are integral parts of the garden...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Success with Tomatoes | Instructor: Gary | Sun May 10th, 1-2pm | FREE* | Tomatoes are the most beloved of all garden edibles because no tomato tastes better than one grown in your own garden...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.

   
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | International Cooking: Herbs & Veggies of the Great Culinary Traditions | Kate | Sat May 16th, 10am-12pm | $14 | In this around-the-world culinary voyage Kate will discuss many great culinary traditions and...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Subtropical and Unusual Fruit for the West Coast Garden | Instructor: Larry | Sat May 16th, 1-3pm | $14 | Did you know that you can grow citrus outside in Vancouver AND harvest fruit to eat??? Join our resident expert on everything subtropical...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Top Plant Performers for the West Coast Garden: Spring and Summer | Instructor: Kate | Sun May 17th, 11am-12pm | FREE* | Do you want to know what the best performing perennials are for spring and summer? Shelley will introduce you...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.
   
CONTAINER SERIES | Kokedama: Japanese String Gardens | Kate | Sat May 23rd, 1-3pm | $20 | Kokedama is the Japanese art of bundling the roots of a plant into an ornamental mossy ball, wrapping it with string, and hanging it up for decoration...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES/PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES| How Sweet It Is: Backyard Bee Keeping and Bee-Friendly Plants | Bob Fisher, West Coast Bee Supply with Gary | Sun May 24th, 10am-11pm | FREE* | Bees are some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet and they make one of the sweetest and most beloved of foods...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE

Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Support Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds | Instructor: Jo | Sun May 24th, 12-1pm | FREE* | In this workshop you'll learn about how to attract butterflies, honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds, and beneficial insects...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.
   
YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Plants and all their Parts! | Kate | Sun May 31st, 10-11am | FREE* | Plants are fascinating organisms made up of all kinds of different parts...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Young Sprouts session at a time.
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | The Dynamic Garden: The Importance of Texture and Movement | Instructor: Jo | Sun May 31st, 1-2pm | FREE* | Discover two of the most important, yet lesser known, traits for gardens that can elevate them from beautiful to extraordinary...
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.

 

June

YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Wildlife in the Garden: Bees, Birds & Butterflies! | Kate & Jo | Sun June 7th, 10-11am | FREE* | There's nothing more fun than experiencing nature in the garden, especially bees, birds and butterflies. We'll explore all the creatures than can make a home in the garden, how to encourage them with plants and habitat, and why they are important for the health of the garden. Then we'll get to make animal masks to take home.
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Young Sprouts session at a time.
   
PHOENIX FRESH EDIBLES SERIES | Cocktail Gardening: From Garden to Glass, Shaken not Stirred | Instructor: David Wolowidnyk, West Restaurant with Gary | Sat June 13th, 1-3pm | $20 | Join award-winning bartender and mixologist David Wolowidnyk from the acclaimed West Restaurant in Vancouver to learn how to make cocktails and libations with ingredients from your own garden. In 2012 David won the Bombay Sapphire World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition in Morocco. This guy knows how to mix a drink! Step up to David’s bar where he’ll show you how to muddle, mix, infuse, shake and stir your way to fancy and intriguing drinks for a relaxing night at home, a dinner party or a wild soiree in the garden all while telling you stories as only a bartender can. As you sample David’s creations Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis will present the different edibles used in the cocktail and discuss how to grow them in your garden. This is one workshop that you won’t want to miss!
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE
   
GARDENING 101 SERIES | Architectural Plants for Drama, Drama, Drama | Jo | Sun June 14th, 11am-12pm | FREE* | This is the “go big or go home” workshop. Dramatic architectural plants are integral to the garden and containers. They act as focal points to draw your eye into the garden providing exclamation points of foliage and flower. Jo will introduce you to everything big and dramatic in the world of perennials and shrubs. Your garden will never be the same once you’ve included the big, bold forms of architectural plants.
MORE INFO & REGISTER ONLINE

Or use:
MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION
to register for more than one Gardening 101 session at a time.

 

Fall and Winter Workshops

We'll announce these workshops in future e-newsletters.

 


5.

Pixie Grape Pre-Order

The new Pixie Grapes are a new series of dwarf grape vines for containers that will produce fruit in their first year and forever more after that. They are perfect for small spaces and patios, conversation pieces, and as a gift for every wine lover you know. The first Pixie Grape is 'Pinot Meunier Purple', one of the three Champagne grapes. It is projected to only grow to about 2+ feet tall and wide and to get lots of bunches of grapes on its small frame over a long season.

Our plants will be available for pick-up just before Mothers' Day. They will be in 1g pots with an attractive trellis and they are projected to already have bunches of green fruit on the vines! Fingers crossed for the fruit as it is the first year of growing them.

The Pixie Grapes will be in a 1g pot with trellis for $27.99 + GST.

More Info and Pre-Order

 


6.

'Ketchup 'n' Fries' and Mighty Mato Pre-Sale

Welcome to our exciting tomato pre-sale where you can pre-plan your 2015 edible bounty from the comfort of your own home with some of the most cutting edge edibles available. Pre-sales allow you to secure the exact plants you desire and allow us at Phoenix Perennials to make sure we have exactly what you want.

The Revolutionary, New "TomTato" is a hand-grafted plant that brings together tomatoes and potatoes, two close relatives, that together give us one of life's great pleasures: 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. You'll get hundreds of delicious, super sweet cherry tomatoes on top and up to 4-5 pounds of yummy potatoes just below the soil!

Mighty Mato Grafted Tomatoes consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties hand-grafted onto super strong tomato rootstock that confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in up to 2-3 times more tomatoes per plant than ungrafted plants!

More Info and Pre-Order

 


7.

Full Spring Mail Order Launched!
620 Amazing Garden Plants for Canadian Gardeners

Hello Gardeners Across Canada!

We are proud to launch our third year of Mail Order across Canada with our largest selection ever: 620 amazing garden plants including many rare and cutting edge plants you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else. At Phoenix Perennials we're real plant lovers and we hope you'll be as excited about these plants as we are.

From boisterous and colourful to strange and esoteric, from the height of onrnamental horticulture to the cutting edge of edibles, we hope you'll find many wonderful options for your garden.

Help Us Get the Word Out: We need your help to get the word out across this great (and very large) country of ours. Please forward this email to all your friends and family across the country to let them know that if they can't visit us in BC, we can ship to them anywhere in Canada!

Without further ado, let's get your hearts beating a litlte faster and your gardening souls primed for spring. Here it is:

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

 


8.

Charity Shopping Weekends
Help Local Charities by Shopping for Plants at Phoenix!

What is a Charity Shopping Weekend?: Charity Shopping Weekends are a way for Phoenix Perennials to support local community organizations and initiatives while helping to introduce gardeners to our nursery. On a few weekends each gardening season a charity or group of charities is selected to participate in a Weekend. During that Friday, Saturday and Sunday 25% of each purchase made by a customer who tells us they are there for that charity's Weekend will be donated to the charity. Since 2004 we have raised over $14,000 for local charities and institutions.

Upcoming Charity Shopping Weekends
May 1st-3rd

The Scholarship Fund of the Scandinavian Business Club of BC

 

Daniel Woodward Elementary School
May 8th-10th Vancouver BC SPCA
May 22nd-24th Jeremy's Memorial Foundation Against Domestic Violence

 


9.

Fabulous at Phoenix
Gary's Picks of New, Notable and Luscious Plants at the Phoenix Candy Store

There is SO much I could highlight here. You just have to come down to see it all. The nursery is very exciting right now and packed with botanical wonder and beauty.

Hydrangea 'Peppermint Swirl' -- Hydrangea -- This incredible new hydrangea can be blue with deep purple-blue flecks or pink with deep pink flecks. There's nothing else like it in hydrangeas!

 

 

Clivia miniata - Fire Lily - Not quite hardy but fantastic as a patio and houseplant, C. miniata has been a favourite of plantlovers since Victorian times. The dark green, strap-like foliage shows off the beautiful clusters of glowing orange and yellow flowers in late spring or summer. The resulting large fruit lasts for two years, first green then brilliant red which is fantastic against the foliage. Minimum two degrees Celsius.

We also have the yellow version!

Cypripedium 'Victoria' - Hardy Lady's Slipper - 'Victoria' has huge flowers with a yellow lip and twisted, yellow tepals striped with burgundy. The lip alone is almost the size of a chicken egg! The imposing plant with its broad leaves grows to 60 cm (23 in.) high -- a real eye-catcher in the shaded garden! Blooms in the second half of May. Grown from seed. Plants will resemble the image but may not be identical. A cross of the North American C. parviflorum var. pubescens and the Asian C. fasciolatum. Lady's slipper hybrids are much more vigorous and easy to grow than species. Blooming size.
Digiplexis Illumination 'Berry Canary' - Hybrid Foxglove - The Illumination series offers intergeneric hybrids between foxglove (Digitalis) and its Canary Island relative Isoplexis. 'Berry Canary' has spikes of hot pink flowers with creamy yellow, burgundy speckled throats over the rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves. It is a long bloomer from late spring to frost. Digiplexis Illumination 'Flame' - Hybrid Foxglove - The Illumination series offers intergeneric hybrids between foxglove (Digitalis) and its Canary Island relative Isoplexis. 'Flame' sports spectacular tubular flowers that are bright reddish-magenta with orange-yellow throats. It looks like a foxglove crossed with a Hawaiian shirt. The flowers are densely packed on tall black stems with attractive foliage. Side branching and its sterile nature give an extended bloom time.
Digiplexis Illumination 'Raspberry' - Hybrid Foxglove - The Illumination series offers intergeneric hybrids between foxglove (Digitalis) and its Canary Island relative Isoplexis. 'Berry Canary' has spikes of hot pink flowers with creamy yellow, burgundy speckled throats over the rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves. It is a long bloomer from late spring to frost.

Brunnera macrophylla - Siberian Bugloss - Large, mid to dark green, heart-shaped leaves are topped with long-lasting, vivid blue, forget-me-not flowers in spring. A beauty for the shade garden or woodland walk.

We also have lots of cool foliage forms such as 'King's Ransom', 'Diane's Gold', 'Sea Heart', and more.

Daphne ordora 'Zuiko Nishiki - Winter Daphne - 'Zuiko Nishiki' is a Japanese selection of Daphne odora with lush green foliage and a vigorous nature. It may also be hardier than the species. The buds are vibrant, deep pink and open to pale pink or white flowers. The fragrance is ravishing - a mix of intoxicating citrus, sweetness and baby powder. Daphne x transatlantica 'Summer Ice' - Daphne - This daphne has some great qualities not before seen in the genus: an incredibly long bloom period and it’s easy to grow. ‘Summer Ice’ forms a mounded shrub with beautifully fragrant (like sweet baby powder) white flowers with an apple blossom flush that bloom from early April until November. As if that weren’t enough the leaves sport a crisp white trim. Semi-evergreen in average winters. Deciduous in hard winters. Rich, well-drained soil in sun. Do not move after planting.
Daphne x burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie - Daphne - ‘Carol Mackie’ has variegated leaves with a thin golden yellow edge fading to creamy white. The fragrant white flowers appear in late spring (and sometimes again in the fall). Rich, well-drained soil in sun. Do not move after planting. Photo courtesy Great Plant Picks. Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' - Daphne - This hybrid forms a neat, mounded, evergreen shrub two to three feet high and three feet wide. The dark green leaves make a pleasing backdrop for the pink buds and white flowers which are intensely fragrant like sweet baby powder. ‘Eternal Fragrance’ flowers generously on the previous season’s wood in April and May and from June until autumn on new growth provided good moisture and nutrients. Rich, well-drained soil in sun. Do not move after planting. Photo courtesy of Great Plant Picks.
Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii - Tibetan Tree Peony - A superb, vigorous shrub species from Asia with large, deeply cut leaves and beautiful, large, golden-yellow, saucer-shaped flowers with exteriors often marked with red. The large, medium green pinnate leaves turn rich shades of yellow and orange with splashes of pink in the fall. Aeonium 'Zwartkop' - Aeonium - The Itoh peonies are intersectional hybrids between the tree peony (P. suffruticosa) and the garden peony (P. lactiflora). The result is an outstanding group of perennial herbaceous peonies with huge flowers in a wide range of unusual colours such as yellows, coppers, apricots, pinks, magentas and bicolours. The foliage emerges rich red and gradually turns to green. A mature plant can have over 50 blooms! We have lots of different cultivars right now!
Arisaema sikokianum - Cobra Lily - One of the most desirable of all cobra lilies with its incredible burgundy spathe, pure white interior and pure white knobbed spadix. This selection even has silver-centred foliage! Plant in well-drained soil that is dryish in the winter such as on a slope or near or under evergreen shrubs or trees. Arisaema ringens - Cobra Lily - This common Asian species is one of the best for gardens. It has glorious three-parted foliage, gray-green and glossy, and a unique green-and purple, rather fist-shaped flower. A. ringens is an easy long-lived garden plant that forms large clumps with time. Worth growing as a handsome foliage plant with the bonus of very cool flowers. Always popular.
Dicentra spectabilis - Bleeding Heart - You just can’t help but love this classic cottage garden plant. All your grandmothers had it in their gardens and you should too. I do! D. spectabilis is the classic bleeding heart with rose-pink outer petals over white inner ones that form pendulous hearts that hang from the elegantly arching stems. Blooms for ages in the spring garden. May go dormant in summer if soils are dry. Dicentra 'Amore Rose' - Bleeding Heart - Billowy mounds of bright rose pink heart-shaped flowers crowd over the lacy foliage. Vigorous and very hardy, 'Amore Rose' has abundant flowers and an extended bloom time for months of colour in the spring and summer garden.

Beesia deltophylla - Beesia - I’m excited to offer one of my favourite shade plants, the handsome Beesia deltophylla with glossy, deep green, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves tinged in purple when new that form dense rosettes up to 12 inches across. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Spires of small white flowers rise up to 20 inches above the foliage in mid to late spring repeating later in the season. Excellent in well-drained yet evenly moist soil in full or partial shade.

Gardenia 'Kleim's Hardy' - Hardy Gardenia - Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! This is a HARDY gardenia! The star-like single flowers have an intense and intoxicating fragrance and appear most profusely in early summer and sporadically thereafter. This extremely hardy selection has survived minus 18 degrees Celsius! Prefers full sun to light shade and will bloom best where walls or patios provide extra night time warmth in spring and summer. Plant in a protected location just to be safe. Evergreen.

Antirrhinum 'Snap Daddy Yellow' - Snap Dragon - Go retro chic with this variegated snapdragon! This hardy cultivar can handle zone 7. The lemon-yellow blooms have light yellow highlights and are held in fat spikes above green and white, variegated foliage. The plants are bushy and compact and happy to flower over a long period from summer until frost! Antirrhinum 'Snap Daddy Pink' - Snap Dragon - Go retro chic with this variegated snapdragon! This hardy cultivar can handle zone 7. The pink blooms are held in fat spikes above green and white, variegated foliage. The plants are bushy and compact and happy to flower over a long period from summer until frost!

Clematis Evison Collection 'Josephine' - Clematis - ‘Josephine’ has big, bold, luscious, fully double flowers with lilac pink petals centred with a magenta midrib. Grow it in shade, however, and you’ll get double green flowers! A 1998 Chelsea Flower Show Award winner. The Evison Hybrid clematis are a new collection of superior clematis cultivars with long bloom periods, excellent disease resistance, and bold colours. Use them on trellises and pergolas, grow them into shrubs, or use them as groundcovers.

Lavandula 'Platinum Blonde' - Lavender - This lavender has blue blooms on long stems with variegated foliage in creamy yellow and green. Shear lavenders lightly in early spring just as they begin growth and again after flowering to keep tidy.

Nerine bowdenii - Guernesey Lily - This South African bulb is a welcome site in fall as the skies become overcast and the rain begins to fall. At this time the flowering stalks of Guernsey lily rise from the strap-like foliage and open into gorgeous spidery amaryllis-like flowers in a shade of improbable candy pink! Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.

Agapanthus 'Golden Drops' - Lily-of-the-Nile - 'Golden Drops' is a very hardy, compact-growing variety of Agapanthus featuring leaves edged with golden stripes. Round heads of soft blue flowers are held on upright stems in mid- and late summer. This variety looks great in a container or dotted through a border. Ideal for small gardens or patios.
Paeonia Itoh Hybrids - Itoh Peonies - The Itoh peonies are intersectional hybrids between the tree peony (P. suffruticosa) and the garden peony (P. lactiflora). The result is an outstanding group of perennial herbaceous peonies with huge flowers in a wide range of unusual colours such as yellows, coppers, apricots, pinks, magentas and bicolours. The foliage emerges rich red and gradually turns to green. A mature plant can have over 50 blooms! Passiflora 'Jeanette' - Passion Flower - 'Jeanette' is a hybrid between the hardy blue passion flower and 'Amethyst'. It has deep mauve flowers with a blush of white striping and coronoa filaments with wine purple and blue colouration. Has proven reliably hardy in zone 7. Bury the stem 6 inches deep to improve winter hardiness. Blooms over a long period throughout summer.
Coreopsis Li'l Bang 'Starlight' - Tickseed - A dwarf selection from breeder Darrel Probst with very large, creamy flowers with burgundy centres turning to a rosy pink colour in cooler temperatures. The foliage is dense and wiry. Long blooming. Great in pots or the front of the border. Coreopsis Li'l Bang 'Daybreak' - Tickseed - Single red flowers with a vibrant golden yellow edge on dark green foliage. Blooms all summer long. Great at the front of the border or in containers.
Melianthus major - Peanut Butter Plant - This intriguing plant has beautiful rippled and dissected pinnate, powdery blue foliage on stems between three and six feet. It is shy to flower in our climate though I have seen the intriguing red spikes on a few occasions in Vancouver and Victoria. The most interesting aspect of this plant is the fragrance of the foliage which is very close to that of peanut butter. Plant with chocolate cosmos, Cosmos atrosanguineus, to turn your border into a peanut butter cup! Meconopsis betonicifolia - Himalayan Blue Poppy - One of the holy grails of the botanical world, the Himalayan Blue Poppy. Count yourself lucky to live in one of the few places in the world with a suitable climate for growing these fabulous plants. M. betonicifolia is the best species for the garden. The flowers are from three to five inches across in pale to deep sky blue. Prefers peaty, well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist in summer and bright but indirect light.
Anigozanthos 'Bush Tango' - Kangaroo Paw - Kangaroo paws have some of the most distinctive flowers in the botanical world with clusters of fuzzy tubular flowers that look like a kangaroo's paw and that bloom for months! 'Bush Tango' has flowers in shades of orange, apricot and red on stems up to three feet tall above iris-like mid-green foliage. Tolerant of some freezing but safest to bring plants inside to a greenhouse or as a houseplant in winter. Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold' - Kangaroo Paw - Kangaroo paws have some of the most distinctive flowers in the botanical world with clusters of fuzzy tubular flowers that look like a kangaroo's paw and that bloom for months! 'Bush Gold' has golden yellow flowers on red stems to two feet above iris-like mid-green foliage. Though tolerant of some freezing it would be safest to bring plants inside to a greenhouse or as a houseplant in winter.
Polygonatum 'Double Stuff' - Bleeding Heart - This variegated Solomon's seal has double the white margin making a new classic beauty for the woodland or shade garden. Each arching red stem carries large leaves with broad white margins and green centres. The white flowers dangle below the leaves in spring. A clean and elegant, eye-catching plant. Much broader band of white than 'Variegatum', around the whole leaf. Compared to 'Double Wide' it is has narrower leaves, longer stems, and is taller. Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'/'Karasuba' - Mukdenia - This valuable yet relatively little known Asian perennial is great as a ground cover or specimen plant in partial shade. In early spring, branched stalks of small, white (sometimes pink), bell-shaped flowers appear before the foliage. The large, toothed leaves of 'Crimson Fans' are especially handsome, emerging bronzy green, turning to all green, and then taking on red splashes that become gold in fall. Evenly moist, well-drained soil. Plants will spread slowly from thick rhizomes.
Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' - Wallflower - This shrub-like perennial offers elegant grey-green mounds of foliage and fragrant, orange-red flowers that age to a deep orchid purple creating a great bicolour effect. Long-blooming from spring through summer. Sheer lightly when flowering slows or when flower stems become too long. Rebloom will start shortly thereafter. Wallflowers have a reputation for being short-lived in Vancouver. For long-lived, compact specimens plant them in a hot, dry, sunny spot in the garden. Erysimum 'Winter Orchid' - Wallflower - This shrub-like perennial offers elegant variegated mounds of foliage and magenta and purple, fragrant flowers from spring through summer. Sheer lightly when flowering slows or when flower stems become too long. Rebloom will start shortly thereafter. Wallflowers have a reputation for being short-lived in Vancouver. For long-lived, compact specimens plant them in a hot, dry, sunny spot in the garden where they will last for years.
Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi' - Tonge Fern - Pyrrosia lingua is a common rock-dwelling fern from northeast Asia with tongue-shaped, leathery fronds with cinnamon-felted undersides. 'Eboshi' is a rare and intriguing form with twisted fronds. It can be grown in open potting media, orchid mix, or on a slab. Keep dry in winter; water and fertilize in summer. Makes a good houseplant. Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki' - Tongue Fern - Pyrrosia lingua is a common rock-dwelling fern from northeast Asia with tongue-shaped, leathery fronds with cinnamon-felted undersides. 'Ogon Nishiki' is a very rare thing in that it is a variegated fern. Every leaf offers different light green stripes on an emerald green background. It can be grown in open potting media, orchid mix, or on a slab. Keep dry in winter; water and fertilize in summer. A good houseplant.

Fremontodendron 'California Glory' - California Flannel Bush - 'California Glory' is a fast-growing shrub or small tree which will reach six to ten feet in our area. It is festooned with large yellow hibiscus-like flowers over a long period through spring and summer. Somewhat short-lived, flannel bush should be planted against the south wall of the house or grown in a pot where it can be moved to a frost free or more protected location. A hybrid between F. californicum and F. mexicanum two species that hail from the family that also brings you chocolate!

Gardenia 'Kleim's Hardy' - Hardy Gardenia - Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus! This is a HARDY gardenia! The star-like single flowers have an intense and intoxicating fragrance and appear most profusely in early summer and sporadically thereafter. This extremely hardy selection has survived minus 18 degrees Celsius! Prefers full sun to light shade and will bloom best where walls or patios provide extra night time warmth in spring and summer. Plant in a protected location just to be safe. Evergreen.

We also have in stock two other hardy gardenia: 'Frostproof', 'Chuck Hayes' and 'Summer Snow'.

Calanthe 'Red Selection' - Hardy Calanthe Orchid - These are vigorous hybrids producing ten inch spikes of highly fragrant bright red to orange flowers and pleated foliage in spring. Virus-free plants from flasked seedlings. Vigorous blooming size plants. Calanthes are hardy terrestrial orchids for classic shade garden conditions. They are relatively easy to grow in rich, well-drained soils in part shade. Calanthe 'White Selection' - Hardy Calanthe Orchid - These are vigorous hybrids producing ten inch spikes of highly fragrant pure white flowers sometimes with a warm purple tip on the lip. Virus-free plants from flasked seedlings. Vigorous blooming size plants. Calanthes are hardy terrestrial orchids for classic shade garden conditions. They are relatively easy to grow in rich, well-drained soils in part shade.
Clematis Evison Collection 'Josephine' - Clematis - ‘Josephine’ has big, bold, luscious, fully double flowers with lilac pink petals centred with a magenta midrib. Grow it in shade, however, and you’ll get double green flowers! A 1998 Chelsea Flower Show Award winner. The Evison Hybrid clematis are a new collection of superior clematis cultivars with long bloom periods, excellent disease resistance, and bold colours. Use them on trellises and pergolas, grow them into shrubs, or use them as groundcovers. Calanthe 'Pink Selection' - Hardy Calanthe Orchid - These are vigorous hybrids producing ten inch spikes of highly fragrant white and pink flowers. Virus-free plants from flasked seedlings. Vigorous blooming size plants. Calanthes are hardy terrestrial orchids for classic shade garden conditions. They are relatively easy to grow in rich, well-drained soils in part shade.

Clematis recta 'Purpurea Select' - Crimson Scabious - This uncommon clematis is a non-climbing clump former that is grown primarily for its beautiful leaves and stems which are at first rich burgundy gradually maturing to a grey-green. The flowers are white, vanilla-scented and quite small but appear in nice clusters by the hundreds. This is a good clematis to grow in the perennial border up through other perennials or shrubs. Cut back after blooming for a new flush of burgundy foliage.

Primula japonica - Candelabra Primrose - Candelabra primula tend to be mid spring bloomers that bloom for a few months with flowering stems that elongate holding the flowers in tiers at regular intervals. These species are also quite long-lived and robust. Primula japonica is an excellent plant for shade or moist soils in sunnier locations. The flowers can be magenta, pink or white. Plant in colonies for a great show.
Arisaema ringens - Cobra Lily - This common Asian species is one of the best for gardens. It has glorious three-parted foliage, gray-green and glossy, and a unique green-and purple, rather fist-shaped flower. A. ringens is an easy long-lived garden plant that forms large clumps with time. Worth growing as a handsome foliage plant with the bonus of very cool flowers. Always popular. Beesia deltophylla - Beesia - I’m excited to offer one of my favourite shade plants, the handsome Beesia deltophylla with glossy, deep green, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves tinged in purple when new that form dense rosettes up to 12 inches across. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Spires of small white flowers rise up to 20 inches above the foliage in mid to late spring repeating later in the season. Excellent in well-drained yet evenly moist soil in full or partial shade.
Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii - Cobra Lily - Variety pradhanii is the rare Sikkim form of this species. It is the choicest (yes, that is a word in horticulture!) and most beautiful form with a stunning contrast between the dark chocolate-purple background and the yellowish-green markings of the spathe which is up to eight inches across! A. griffithii resents summer heat and moisture. Plant it in a dry, partly-shaded position or at the base of a shrub or large tree. Arisaema sikokianum - Cobra Lily - One of the most desirable of all cobra lilies with its incredible burgundy spathe, pure white interior and pure white knobbed spadis. This selection even has silver-centred foliage! Plant in well-drained soil that is dryish in the winter such as on a slope or near or under evergreen shrubs or trees.
Salvia 'Hot Lips' - Baby Sage - Very cool and a bestseller. This is a fast-growing wild selection of a Mexican sage which is adorned with stunning bicolour flowers -- white flowers with red lips -- from May until frost. But the expression of colour is temperature sensitive. In spring the flowers are usually all red, later bicoloured/hot lipped and in the heat of the summer all white, then returning to bicoloured and then red again in the fall. Will produce thousands of flowers in a season. Well-drained soil in full sun. Hard prune each spring. Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk' - Spanish Lavender - This popular selection forms a dense shrub with grey-green foliage. The flower stems bear tight flower spikes of small purple flowers crowned by several one inch long magenta purple petal-like bracts that look like butterflies. ‘Anouk’ has a long bloom period from late spring through to fall. Shear lavenders lightly in early spring just as they begin growth and again after flowering to keep tidy.On
Hydrangea angustipetala 'Golden Crane' - Hydrangea - Large, fragrant lacecaps of white sterile florets around gold to chartreuse lacey reproductive florets. This cultivar is the earliest of hydrangea to bloom and smells sweetly of honey which will fill the entire garden. Narrow textured leaves complete the show on this handsome shrub. Introduced by Dan Hinkley from his collections from southern Sichuan, China. Penstemon digitalis 'Pocahontas' - Beard Tongue - This improvement over 'Husker Red' was developed by Brent Horvath at Intrinsic Perennials. In comparison, 'Pocahontas' has much darker foliage that emerges wine purple and keeps its colour much better through the summer heat. The flowers are lavender-pink rather than white and the stems are burgundy-red.

 


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