Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: October 2011

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
October 2011

 

Hello from Phoenix Perennials!

Our eighth season is now winding down with the onset of fall. (Can you believe that it's been eight years of Phoenix Perennials already?).

This October we have spring bulbs for you and we have our Fantastic Fall Sale. You'll also find new videos on YouTube and lots more links to content on Facebook. Remember that you don't have to be a Facebook member to click on those links and view the photos.

I might be guilty of hopping onto the Christmas bandwagon too early in the season. It isn't even Halloween yet! Shame on me. But we have a new event and I'm excited about it: The Christmas Hurrah!: Celebrating the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and all things Christmasy with the Helleborus Gold Collection, special holiday-themed workshops and hot apple cider. Though we are normally closed at this time of year we will re-open this weekend for this special event. There are more details at the end of this e-newsletter if you can stand to think of Christmas so early.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

 

Spring Bulbs are Here!

We have a wonderful selection of tried and true and hot new bulbs to bloom in your spring garden.
Come check them out!

 

The Christmas Hurrah!
December 2nd-4th, 2011
Celebrating the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and all things Christmasy with the Helleborus Gold Collection, special holiday-themed workshops and hot apple cider.

 

Mail Order
We now offer shipping across Canada.
Visit our Mail Order Page for more information.
Please tell all your friends and family across the country.

 


In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. The Fantastic Fall Sale: 25% then 2 for 1!
2. Spring Bulbs Are Here: Introducing Spring Bulb Blends
3. New Event: The Christmas Hurrah -- Celebrating the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and all things Christmasy


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

 

Follow us on Facebook
Follow new plants, events and happenings in real time with regularly posted images, videos and updates from the nursery. Fan Page members are the first to find out about sales, special events and other happenings!

The Heirloom Tomato Festival

Heirloom Tomato Festival on the Fine Gardening Blog

Hot Plants: Spigelia marilandica, Rudbeckia 'Prairie Glow', Roscoea 'Spice Island', Echinacea 'Quills and Thrills' and 'Green Envy', Phlox 'Shockwave' and more...

Danger Men Gardening

In Praise of Echinacea

You don't have to be a Facebook member to view the Fan Page and photo albums. Have a look!

Follow Us on YouTUBE

Recent Videos
  VIDEO: Ornamental Onions - Learn about this exciting and useful group of perennial bulbs.
  VIDEO: Perennial Tulips - There are hybrid and species or botanical tulips that will come back year after year. Learn about them here!
  VIDEO: Hybrid Tulips - These big fabulous tulips are great for a colourful show in the spring in pots or in the garden. Also learn about our tulip blends.

 

Go To Phoenix Perennials on YouTube

 

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 Type
Event Description
Details
Fri-Sun
Dec 2-4
Special Event and Workshops
The Christmas Hurrah!
Celebrating the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and all things Christmasy with lots of hellebores, special holiday-themed workshops and hot apple cider.
Phoenix Perennials

Mark your calendars! Or print this off for the fridge!

 


1.

The Fantastic Fall Sale

Friday October 7th to Thursday October 13th
25% Off All Plants, Pots and Garden Accessories including Garden Stone Pots

Friday October 14th to Sunday October 16th
2 For 1 Sale on All Plants, Pots and Garden Accessories
Garden Stone Pots remain at 25% Off

Mark your Calendars! Oh Wait! Here's One Now!

October 2011

Sun

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<--------------------------- 25% Off --------------------------->
<--- 2 For 1 Sale -->

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2 For 1->            

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Phoenix Perennials will close for the season on Oct 31st. We will reopen for one special weekend Dec 2-4 for our Christmas Hurrah!
Last Day

The Fine Print

*Buy 1 item at regular price and receive the next item of equal or lesser value for FREE.
If you do not wish to take a second item the first item will be 25% off. No exceptions.

During the sale no other offers, coupons or discounts apply including our Frequent Flyer Cards and social shopping vouchers. Remember that Auction Mart gift certificates are good only on regular priced merchandise and cannot be used to buy sale merchandise.

Spring bulbs remain at regular price through October.

 


2.

Spring Bulbs Are Here!

Introducing Spring Bulb Blends

Sometimes I dive into snazzy new things and sometimes I remain a bit sceptical. When I first saw these new blends offered from our Dutch bulb suppliers a couple years ago I thought to myself "Why do I need them to put a combination of bulbs together when I can do it myself?" Still, I ordered some just to try them out. And you, our gardening friends, thought they were a very good idea. I saw the light. In this busy world we don't always have time to achieve Martha Stewart flourishes on our own. Sometimes we need a little help to give us some ideas and save us time. Think of it as having your own Dutch design staff working on your garden for you. Martha Stewart isn't the only one with a team of staff to make things fabulous!

These blends are specially designed to put on a great show. The bulbs will all bloom at the same time, or in some cases, the blends are designed to bloom over a long period. In all we have 13 different blends to choose from. Here are some images of six of them.

Lovers Blend
Sunshine Blue Mix
Inspiration Daffodil Blend
Tropical Punch Blend
Purple Passion Blend
Pink Passion Blend

 

Over three quarters of our bulbs are now on site with the rest arriving by mid September.
Here's a peak at some of the exciting selections we'll have on offer.

Oxalis versicolor
Eremurus bungei
Tulipa 'Tinka'
Fritillaria michailovskyi
Narcissus 'Golden Echo'
Tulipa 'Candy Corn'
Tulipa 'Liberstar'
Anemone De Caen 'Bicolor'
Iris 'Mariposa Skies'
Allium schubertii
Narcissus 'Green Pearl'
Tulipa 'Little Beauty'
Iris 'Lion King'
Camassia quamash
Allium 'Forelock'
Allium 'Summer Drummer'

And over 130 other great bulbs to grace your spring garden!


3.

NEW EVENT
The Christmas Hurrah!

Celebrating the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, and all things Christmasy with the Helleborus Gold Collection, special holiday-themed workshops and hot apple cider.

Friday to Sunday December 2nd to 4th, 2011

This year we are excited to start a new tradition: The Christmas Hurrah! The inspiration for the event comes from combining a new innovation in hellebore breeding with an old tradition from northern Europe.

A New Innovation

The new innovation is the Gold Collection cultivars of the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, from the breeder Hueger of Germany that show incredible vigour and floriferousness relative to older forms. They also start blooming in November and December in our climate, much earlier than the common Christmas rose.

An Old Tradition

The old or traditional inspiration comes from northern Europe where the Christmas rose is brought inside the house in pots to grace Christmas tables and displays or given as party gifts over the holiday season just as we would with a pointsettia in North America. Unlike pointsettias, the hellebores can be planted out in the garden in spring for years of enjoyment.

At our Christmas Hurrah! you'll be able to purchase blooming plants of Helleborus niger 'Jacob' as well as other members of the Gold Collection that will bloom a little bit later in December and beyond. You'll be able to doll up your hellebores with some festive decorations and take them home to adorn your house or to give as gifts.

Workshops: We are currently planning new workshops for this weekend which will include a wreath making workshop and two Christmas container workshops - one for a container you can bring inside and one for a container you can leave outside.

And of course we will have hot apple cider and other surprises.

Though we are normally closed at this time of year we will re-open this weekend for this special event.

Watch for more details in the next e-newsletter.

 


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Word of mouth has been such an important part of our success and growth at Phoenix Perennials. Thank you to everyone who has told their friends about us and thank you in advance for continuing to introduce new people to our nursery! We couldn't do it without your kind patronage and support!

If you have any other questions please contact us at phoenixperennials@shaw.ca.


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.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 25th, 2011 until October 31st, 2011
10am-5pm


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