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Last day to order: Saturday May 5th for Saturday, May 11 pick-up day!
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It's just a month until our pick-up day and open house at the Living Centre on Saturday, May 11th, at 5871 Bells Rd just south of London, and just three weeks until our cut-off date for online orders.

Last chance to order is Saturday, May 5th

There are a bunch of you that are getting one of these emails for the first time - thanks for signing up to receive emails when you were at our booth at Go Wild Grow Wild. Welcome to the list!

Big April 25% Off Sale!

This spring we have a new sale on a bunch of popular items. We've got a bit of extra stock, and want to get it in your yard, so we're offering 25% off when you buy two or more of any of the following plants:
 

Schisandra
Honeyberries
(Blue Moon and Blue Mist, both late-blooming varieties)
Pawpaw (Benson, Maria's Joy, Susquehanna, and Pennsylvania Golden)
Goumi
Goji


Excited yet? If you've been meaning to get some of the above plants, now's the time. The sale is on until our order deadline of May 5th. 

Wondering what the heck those plants are? See below. 

Schisandra

Also known as Magnolia Vine, and Five-Flavour Fruit, this is a herb/berry that's little known in the West. It's an important herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Also useful as a edible berry which apparently contains all five flavours the human tongue distinguishes. I can't wait to try one. The one we sell is self-fertile, unlike many other varieties, which require a male and female plant. 

Honeyberries (Blue Moon and Blue Mist, both late-blooming varieties)

Also known as haskaps, these are a sort of 'cousin' of blueberries in terms of taste and look, though they are actually in the honeysuckle family. They bloom early in the season, and are not bothered by frosts. These ones are late-blooming, and work best when paired with another late-blooming variety to increase pollination. Typically about a 5' shrub at maturity, these are delicious, and kids love them. 

Pawpaw (Benson, Maria's Joy, Susquehanna, and Pennsylvania Golden



If you don't know about pawpaw yet, you should! A fruit native to the Carolinian forest, these can actually occasionally be found in the wild in Ontario. And yes, they have fruit shaped like a mango, a bit like a banana, and tasting sort of like vanilla custard. You need at least two named varieties (or two seedlings, or a seedling and a named one) to get fruit. Pawpaw is typically a small tree, about 15' high. Some are taller, but can easily be controlled with occasional pruning. 


Goumi 



A wonderful berry that's a cousin of Autumn Olive, but not invasive the same way. The berries are larger, and have a similar taste, but also are ripe in the summer instead of the fall. Also more compact than Autumn Olive, with about 6' height at maturity. If you don't know what Autumn Olive is like, to compare this to, you should try some this fall! It's naturalized in much of Ontario, and you can see the branches loaded with red berries in October and even later. One of my family's favourites making fruit leather from it, they are like a bit sweeter rhubarb mixed with raspberry. We have named varieties of Autumn Olive in stock too, with large fruit size (or even yellow berries instead of the usual red ones). 

Goji



Those famous berries of the Himalayas can now get hang out with the rest of your garden plants. Sort of a sprawling shrub, Goji prefers to lean against something like a fence or trellis. It produces those famous little red berries that are so good nutritionally. 

Use Coupon Code: spring2019 at checkout to get 25% off when you have at least two of the above items in your cart!
 

Bulk Nut Trees
We extended the sale for a bit longer, until April 21 - get them while there's still some left!

New this year

If you have questions or want to talk to me about your nut tree/forest garden/permaculture project for advice, send me an email at readrobread@gmail.com. I’m not going to up-sell you or try to sell you trees if I don’t think your project is ready - usually the best way to start a project is with a lot of observation. 

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