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General News · 23rd March 2017
Laura Ellingsen
Fairhaven Gardens Nursery is opening for the season next weekend Friday and Saturday, March 31st and April 1st, from 10am-4pm. The next few months will be a great time to plant for healthy root establishment before the dry summer weather. Come see what I have for new stock. The nursery is bursting at the seams. This year I am bringing in organic potting mixes for seed starts as well as the ‘potting up’ mix. If you need supplies before next weekend please give me a call for an appointment at 6559.

Your Island Nursery:
Come explore Cortes Island’s own nursery, surrounded by beautiful ornamental and food gardens. We are open every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm from leaf burst in April through leaf fall in October. 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.

In the nursery and garden:
Visit us throughout the season to see what is in bloom, berry and leaf. Fairhaven’s mature gardens show an array of established plants for seasonal interest, as well as the mature 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, copper beech, katsuras, mimosas, davidia, euonymus spindletree, Japanese snow bell, oak, staghorn, and a number of conifers.

Soil conditioners and mulches:
Build healthy soil with 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!

Fairhaven Landscaping:
Landscape 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 and garden design and installations, as well as landscape redesigns and rejuvenation.
My expertise includes ornamental and food gardens from woodland gardens to seaside landscapes, orchards, vegetable gardens, deer resistant landscapes, and native plantings.

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