Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants


The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter
October 2006

Hello from Phoenix Perennials!

Well, it seems to be fall. How did that happen? The days are warm, the nights are cool. Gardens are lush and verdant and starting to change with the season.

In this short issue of the e-newsletter an announcement of our new bulb offerings, info on our upcoming winter container workshop and (drum roll please) our FALL SALE.

Remember: We close for the season on October 31st. If you are a landscaper we are open by appointment over the winter months.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians


In this Issue
1. More Fall Bulbs Are In!
2. Upcoming Workshop: Winter Containers
3. Fall Sale!


More Fall Bulbs are In!

More fall bulbs have come in! We currently have on hand an exciting selection of some of the more uncommon and unusual bulbs such as botanical tulips, camassia, fritillaria, cyclamen and erythronium, as well as some striking new cultivars of hybrid tulips, hyacinths and daffodils.

We hope you'll come have a look at what will become a regular fall tradition at Phoenix.

Clockwise from top left: Allium schubertii, Tulipa 'Garant', Tulipa 'Peppermint Stick', Camassia quamash, Erythronium 'White Beauty', Fritillaria imperialis 'Rubra'


Upcoming Workshop at the Nursery
Winter Containers
Plant up a container to create winter interest

Cliff Thorbes

Welcome to our very popular container workshops. At this workshop Cliff will instruct you in the practical and design considerations of gardening in containers. Then each participant will design and plant up their own pot under Cliff's watchful and helpful eye. A winter container is great for the front door or walkway or for the patio where you can see it from the house. Your container will help you bridge that gap of interest from late fall through to early spring.

So if you're not going out of town for Thanksgiving come spend a few hours on Saturday with us and do up a fabulous pot to show off to your dinner guests on Sunday or Monday.

Saturday October 7th
10am-12pm Full
2pm-4pm Just Added!

Please book your space in advance by calling the nursery at 604-270-4133.
Payment is required at the time of booking.
For all workshops please dress for the day's weather. We will be either outside or in the greenhouse.
*Does not include the price of plants you choose to pot up in your container.


Fall Sale!

Friday October 6th to Thursday October 12th
15% Off All Plants*
Friday October 13th to Thursday October 19th
30% Off All Plants*
Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 20th, 21st and 22nd

2 for 1!*

(Buy one plant and get the second of equal or lesser value for free!)

*Excluding bulbs, wrought iron and pots.
There will be absolutely no exceptions on the dates of the Fall Sale.

Echeveria 2 for 1 through October.

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So many of our new visitors come to us through word of mouth. If you like what we're doing at Phoenix Perennials, please consider telling your gardening friends about us.

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.

Seven Days a Week 10am-5pm
March 3rd through October 31st, 2006

Copyright Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 2006

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