Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: Mid-July 2011

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
Mid-July 2011


Hello from Phoenix Perennials!

This is a quick mid month e-newsletter to let you know that we are continuing with certain sale items through the month of July. In this issue we also show you a collage of images of Phoenix Perennials at its summer best. And don't forget to sign up for our Heirloom Tomato Festival coming up in September - you can book into our tasting sessions and pre-order your tomatoes!

Other than that we wish you a fun-filled summer.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians


July Sale

30% Off and 2 for 1
Selected Items

Details are below.


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. July Sale
2. Phoenix Perennials at its Summer Best

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

Upcoming New Event!
This September we'll be holding our first ever
Heirloom Tomato Festival
With tomato tastings and heirloom tomato fruit for sale!
Saturday September 10th, 2011


Pre-Book NOW Your "Party Mix" Quarts of Heirloom Tomatoes

  • $14 for one quart*, approximately 3.5 lbs of mixed heirloom tomatoes.
  • $40 for three quarts*, approximately 10.5 lbs of mixed heirloom tomatoes perfect for those wanting to make salsas, tomato sauces, do some canning or have a fabulous dinner party! If you would like additional quarts after your three quart purchase you can add more at $13 per quart.
This is the best way to get your tomatoes. We will have more tomatoes on hand for purchase at the festival but since this is a new event we have no idea what quantities we will need. If you pre-book we will guarantee to have your tomatoes on hand.
Call the nursery (604-270-4133
) or visit us to book. Payment is required at the time of booking. Must be picked up Sept 10th or 11th. We will call to remind everyone the week before.

Tomato Tasting Sessions at the Festival on September 10th
Join us at a tasting session to sample a wide range of delicious heirloom tomatoes.
Cost: $15 which includes one quart of "Party Mix" Heirloom Tomatoes (Value $14*) - which means the session is almost free!
Bookings must be made in advance of the festival. Call the nursery (604-270-4133) or visit us to book your space. Payment is required at the time of booking.

Tomato Tasting Sessions will be available at:
10am | 11am | 12pm | 1pm

More sessions will be added in the afternoon should there be demand.

Book More Tomatoes at the Festival for Pick-Up Sat and Sun Sept 17th and 18th
At the Festival you will be able to book more "Party Mix" quarts for delivery the following weekend. You will also be able to order quarts of specific types of heirloom tomatoes. The list of available cultivars will be provided at the Festival and will include the tomatoes that are fresh and perfectly ripe at the time.

*Please note that the pricing of these tomatoes is about the same as the cost for heirloom tomatoes at local farmers' markets. The quarts may contain a few fun peppers.

The tomatoes are grown by the farm of Red Barn Plants in Cawston, BC. Red Barn is the source of most of the tomato plants that we sell in the spring. Though Red Barn has not applied for organic certification all of their vegetables are grown with fully organic methods and all inputs are OMRI certified. So they are basically organic in everything but the gold seal.


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New Wall Photos: Fabulous Succulents, Delphiniums, Floating Clouds Maple, Rosa 'Albertine' and more
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The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track.
Event Type
Event Description
Sept 3

Top Plant Performers for the West Coast Garden: Fall and Winter | Instructor: Shelley | 10am-12pm | $16 |

Phoenix Perennials
Sept 10
Special Event and Workshops
Heirloom Tomato Festival
With tomato tastings and heirloom tomato fruit for sale!
Call (604-270-4133) or visit to book your tomatoes or a tasting session! See details in this e-newsletter.
Phoenix Perennials
Sept 17-18
Charity Shopping Weekend
Charity Shopping Weekend to Benefit: The Community Arts Council of Richmond and the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA)
Phoenix Perennials
Sept 17

Jewels of the Spring Garden: Bulbs for Containers | Instructor: Shelley | 10am-12pm | $18 |

Phoenix Perennials
Sept 24

Winter Containers to Die For: Plant Up a Container to Create Winter Interest | Instructor: Shelley | Two workshops at 10am and 2pm | $18 |

Phoenix Perennials

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


July Sale
Until July 31st

The nursery is packed with colour. This is a great time of year to visit and be inspired by beautiful plants and great savings.

30% Off
Vines 30% Off
Ferns 30% Off
Grasses and Phormiums 30% Off
Agave, Echeveria and Other Non-Hardy Succulents 30% Off

Buy 1, Get 1 Free
Berries including Pink Blueberries and other fruit- Buy 1, Get 1 Free!
Terra Cotta, Glazed and StoneArt Containers and Metal Work - Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

Fine Print
There are no exceptions to the above dates. Special orders and plants on hold are not on sale.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Offer: Buy one item and receive the second item of equal or lesser value for free.
Deer Cages are not on sale. Concrete and Fibreglass Garden Stone Pots are not on sale.
Clematis 'Bijou' is not on sale since it just arrived.



Phoenix Perennials at its Summer Best

Are you looking for a nice summer outing? Look no further than Phoenix Perennials if you're looking to be inspired by colour and verdant growth. While other nurseries look tired, Phoenix Perennials is bursting with lush fabulous plants. The nursery looks like a half acre garden. Come for a stroll and peruse the summer bounty!


Want to see more photos?
Want to see them in bigger versions?
Want to know what's in each photo?

Visit our Facebook Page. You don't have to be a Facebook member to view the photos. It's a great way for us to share images with you without totally overwhelming your email inbox!


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If you have any other questions please contact us at

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)
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

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