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E-Newsletter: Mid-August 2010

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
Mid-August 2010

Hello from Phoenix Perennials!

The forecasted cooler weather over the next week or two will make for some excellent planting weather. Cooler days means less stress on plants but since the ground is still warm they will establish really quickly. Are there areas in your garden that need some work? If your garden is like my garden then the answer is yes. (I admit it, fellow gardeners, my garden is not perfect.) I'll be taking advantage of these cooler days to renovate some sections that I didn't get to in the spring. Follow the summer planting instructions from our July E-Newsletter. It's easy. You don't have to wait til fall or spring.

With planting in in mind we have a sale on some great items: All Shrubs for structure and foliage in the garden, Agaves for spice and drama, and dahlias and gaillardia for colour, colour, colour!  

I also include a Sneak Peak on Spring Bulbs arriving soon at the nursery and information on our Fall Workshops: Winter Veggies, Spring Bulbs, and Winter Containers to Die For. These are popular workshops and lots of fun. Grab a friend and come along! 

August Sale Items
25% OFF!
All Shrubs | Agaves - Century Plants | Dahlias | Gaillardia - Blanket Flowers



See you at the nursery soon!

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

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In this Issue

1. Sneak Peak: Spring Bulbs Coming Soon
2. Upcoming Workshops: Bulbs, Winter Veggies, Winter Containers to Die For


1.

Sneak Peak
Spring Bulbs Coming Soon

I hate to admit it gardeners but that Labour Day Weekend and the turning back towards all that Fall productivity (work, school) is quickly approaching. Make sure you get the most out of your last couple weeks of summer but know that once September hits we're here for you at Phoenix Perennials with bulbs to lift your industrious spirits.

Here is a Sneak Peak of some of the lovely and exciting bulbs we'll have in September.

Oxalis versicolor
Fritillaria michailovskyi
Narcissus 'Golden Echo'
Tulipa 'Candy Corn'
Tulipa 'Davenport'
Tulipa 'Flaming Flag'
Tulipa 'Sweet Desire'
Allium schubertii
Tulipa 'Rai'
Tulipa 'Little Beauty'
Tulipa 'Daydream'
Camassia quamash

These and many more bulbs will be arriving in early to mid September.

 


2.

Upcoming Fall Workshops
Come Learn with Us

 

September

DOWN TO EARTH SERIES | Phoenix Fresh Winter Veggies: Plant Up a Container with Cool Season Edibles | Instructor: Shelley Brignall | Saturday September 11th, 10am-12pm | $18 | You can’t eat much more locally than your own back yard! Shelley will introduce you to a host of cool, unusual and heirloom vegetables that you can grow in the fall and winter. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own veggie container. Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre). A large, black, seven gallon plastic pot can be provided at an additional cost of $7. Please order your pot when you book your workshop. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix.

CONTAINER SERIES | Jewels of the Spring Garden: Bulbs for Spring Containers | Instructor: Shelley Brignall | Saturday September 18th, 10am-12pm | $18 | Meet the spring blooming wonders that you can include in your garden and in pots including a number of uncommon but exciting possibilities. You will also receive instruction on designing with bulbs and planting them in layers for knock out displays. Each participant will then plant up and take home their own container. Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre). A large, black, seven gallon plastic pot can be provided at an additional cost of $7. Please order your pot when you book your workshop. The cost of the bulbs that you choose to include in your container are not included in the cost of the workshop. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix.

CONTAINER SERIES | Winter Containers to Die For: Plant Up a Container to Create Winter Interest | Instructor: Cliff Thorbes | Saturday September 25th, two workshops starting at 10am and 2pm | $18 | This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels who are interested in learning how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers that will provide months of winter interest and an antidote against the dark, cold days of the year. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own container. Please bring your own large pot (minimum 12-14 inches in diametre) with enough space for at least 3 to 5 one gallon perennials. A large, black, seven gallon plastic pot can be provided at an additional cost of $7. Please order your pot when you book your workshop. The price of the workshop includes your potting mix.

Booking Workshops

Spaces are limited. Please call (604-270-4133) or visit the nursery to book your space. Payment is required when booking. If you would like to take advantage of one of our special offers please let us know at the start of your booking.

Each workshop requires a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 15-25 depending on the workshop. If the minimum is not met we may not be able to run the workshop in which case we will contact you a few days before the scheduled date of the workshop and give you a credit towards another class, a credit at the nursery, or a refund. If you are unable to attend a workshop you have already signed up for please give us 3 days notice. We would be happy to give you a credit towards another class or a credit at the nursery.

Workshop participants will receive a 15% discount on any purchases they wish to make the day of their workshop. We cannot give rainchecks on this discount so please plan for enough time to do some shopping after your workshop or head off for some lunch and then return in the afternoon.

 

 


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in the Lower Mainland.
Specializing in distinct perennials, fragrant shrubs, hardy subtropicals and the botanically intriguing.3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
604-270-4133
www.phoenixperennials.com

Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

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March 5th to October 31st, 2010


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