With spring slowly starting to makes its tentative arrival in Atlantic Canada, there are signs of life at many local nurseries. So what I'm going to do here is post the opening dates for as many as I can, and will add others once I have them. These are all nurseries I love and support, and you should too.
Baldwin Nurseries: We posted Rob's catalogue last week on bloominganswers (under downloads) and on his blog; it's not yet up on his website, but you can find out about a lot of great new plants on his Facebook site.
Although his open hours begin in early April, call or email early in the month. With the winter we've had, everyone is running a bit behind. Rob will also be at Saltscapes Expo, at the Native Plant Sale at Acadia in May, and at the Rare and Unusual Plant Sale in Annapolis Royal, also in May.
Blomidon Nurseries: Open all winter thanks to their expanded retail shop and their wonderful Stems Cafe. The main site gives a lot of information about events, provides a reference guide for your plant needs, and is staffed by knowledgeable folks.
Bloom Nurseries: The parking area and drive were a sheet of ice when I was there last week, but new plants are arriving and getting planted up in baskets, so the staff are on track to open April 1. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Briar Patch in Berwick: They're getting ready to open on April 1, too. But you can follow along on Facebook for up to the minute action.
Bunchberry Nurseries: Opening early in April, but the boss is away bringing home new plants so we'll have to wait to see what she has. She's been tempting us on Facebook.
Glad Gardens: The Budde family has been busy freshening their main website, and their Facebook page is always pretty informative.
Hillendale Perennials in Truro at the Farmer's Market but also at the nursery itself.
Lowland Gardens in Masstown is opening April 26.
Neily's Gardens & Greenhouse are opening in early May
Oceanview Garden opened on Thursday of this week. I plan to get there this weekend for a visit.
Ouest-ville Perennials is opening April 1, too! There's a great group of planting enthusiasts on the group page on Fb, too.
Scotian Gold Country Garden reopens for business on March 28, just a week from now. Hurray!
That ought to get everyone's juices wetted...meanwhile, there are plant events to attend.
Seedy Saturday at Wolfville Farmers Market happens on Saturday, April 12, during market hours.
in Annapolis Royal. We'll keep you posted on the vendors.
As we get more dates I'll update and repost. Spring is going to find us after all!