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General News · 26th March 2018
Laura Ellingsen
Fairhaven Gardens Nursery is opening for the season next weekend, Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st, from 10am-4pm. Come explore your island nursery, nestled amongst beautiful ornamental and food gardens. Springtime is an ideal time to plant for healthy root establishment before the dry summer weather. I’ve brought in beautiful new stock and the nursery is bursting with colour and new growth. If you need plants or supplies before next weekend please give me a call for an appointment at 6559.

Visit us for local knowledge, plants, and supplies. We carry a full range of edible and ornamental plants including fruit trees, berries, roses, climbers, flowering and ornamental trees & shrubs, conifers, broadleaf evergreens, perennials, grasses, and a gardens worth of deer resistant plants. Whatever your need, we will have the plant for you.

Build healthy soil with our organic conditioners, amendments, and mulches. We carry chicken manure, sea soil, mushroom manure, blended manure, peat moss, seed start and potting mixes, and straw. Mulch and feed your garden to keep it happy. Nature always mulches!

We are open every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm from leaf burst through leaf fall in October. Landscaping available year round.

In the nursery and garden:
Visit us throughout the season to see what is in bloom, berry and leaf. Fairhaven’s mature gardens showcase an array of established specimens planted for seasonal interest. Explore the garden to discover the mature nature, form and size of plants. The garden is full of surprises even in the hottest or coldest of seasons. Keep your garden beautiful year round with blooms, berries, colourful leaves and interesting form.

Fruit and berries:
Our fruit trees, berries, and nuts include a wide variety of apples, plums, cherries, domestic and Asian pears, figs, blueberries, lingonberries, loganberries, tayberries, boysenberries, marionberries, raspberries, junebearing and everbearing strawberries, black and red currants, green and red gooseberries, gojiberries, Saskatoon berries, chokeberries, table and wine grapes, kiwis, and walnuts.

Ornamental trees:
Ornamental trees include a variety of white and pink dogwoods, flowering cherries, magnolias, amelanchier, redbuds, hawthorns, robinias, Japanese maples, paper bark maples, flowering witch hazels, oxydendrum, mountain ash, copper beech, katsuras, mimosas, davidia, euonymus spindletree, Japanese snow bell, staghorn, and a selection of conifers.

Fairhaven Landscaping:
Landscaping for beauty and bounty in all seasons.
For landscape consultation, design, and installation please call Laura Ellingsen at 250-935-6559. I offer new landscape design and installation as well as redesign and rejuvenation of existing landscapes. I specialize in organic ornamental and food gardens, from woodland and seaside landscapes, to whole-farm design, orchards, vegetable gardens, deer resistant landscapes, and native plantings.

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Fairhaven Gardens Nursery is a sponsor of the Tideline. You can find their ads here: http://www.cortesisland.com/tideline/show530b/Fairhaven_Gardens_Nursery__Landscaping