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Author Topic: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed  (Read 4941 times)

Diane Whitehead

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A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« on: February 03, 2012, 03:48:04 AM »

who does sell Trilliums in the Northern Hemisphere. Many Americans say they can't be bought at all in the States so they MUST collect plants from the wild.



Thimble Farms on Saltspring Island, British Columbia sells lots of trilliums grown from seed.
I take the ferry over several times a year because I like to choose plants in flower, but they
are also a mail order nursery, and do send to the U.S.

This photo shows a small part of the nursery, though not the trillium part.

http://www.thimblefarms.com/
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 09:32:42 AM »
Diane - that is a very stimulating sight! Something to aspire to.
Dr. Timothy John Ingram. Nurseryman & gardener with strong interest in plants of Mediterranean-type climates and dryland alpines. Garden in Kent, UK. www.coptonash.plus.com

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 12:32:17 PM »
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Thimble Farms on Saltspring Island, British Columbia sells lots of trilliums grown from seed.
I take the ferry over several times a year because I like to choose plants in flower, but they

http://www.thimblefarms.com/

Diane, you are so lucky to be able to wander aroudn TFN, all I can do is browse the catalogue and sigh.
Think I could spend a week there.

 :'(
Helen Poirier , Australia

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 05:20:34 PM »
It is such a fun nursery to wander through. I go 2-4 times a year, it takes many hours and many hundreds of dollars...
I am not obsessive when it comes to plant shopping, I just want two of everything....

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 05:29:38 PM »
It is such a fun nursery to wander through. I go 2-4 times a year, it takes many hours and many hundreds of dollars...
So you get great nurseries + the good weather. :'(



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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 05:36:27 PM »
It is such a fun nursery to wander through. I go 2-4 times a year, it takes many hours and many hundreds of dollars...
So you get great nurseries + the good weather. :'(




Wondering if you should  be contemplating a move from New Brunswick, Helen........ ::)
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 05:39:38 PM »
It might be worth a move... Crocus and snowdrops are up in the garden, I have flowers in the garden every month. We can even grow citrus with minimal protection. Another sunny day in paradise!

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 06:08:38 PM »
Wondering if you should  be contemplating a move from New Brunswick, Helen........ ::)

Chance would be a fine thing, Maggi.
Would need to win the lottery bigtime !!
Then of course, I might be tempted to go back to Oz........hmmmmmmm
Not sure what is worse, 7 month long winters or 7 month long summers.

Bryan, you are making me cry!!  :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 06:49:43 PM »


Chance would be a fine thing, Maggi.
Would need to win the lottery bigtime !!
Then of course, I might be tempted to go back to Oz........hmmmmmmm
Not sure what is worse, 7 month long winters or 7 month long summers.

Bryan, you are making me cry!!  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Neither option of extended season is perfect, is it?

Bryan, behave yourself, you're making us all jealous.... as if it wasn't bad enough that I have Grahame Ware boasting to me all the time about what great swimming weather it is in BC....... :-X
That... and when Ian visited Vancouver he thought it was beautiful...... :)
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 07:07:11 PM »
Oh but Maggi he was in vancouver, here in Victoria we are further south with much better weather.  ;D

And we can only grow some citrus with out a frost free greenhouse ...

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2012, 07:21:34 PM »
Oh but Maggi he was in vancouver, here in Victoria we are further south with much better weather.  ;D

And we can only grow some citrus with out a frost free greenhouse ...

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 Aaaargh! The man is a torturer!
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2012, 07:23:45 PM »
Oh but Maggi he was in vancouver, here in Victoria we are further south with much better weather.  ;D

And we can only grow some citrus with out a frost free greenhouse ...

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 Aaaargh! The man is a torturer!
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Maggi, in Oz you can grow citrus outdoors just about anywhere.
I had a wondeful Kaffir lime that had the most wonderful scent when in flower, THEN the gigantic stinkbugs would arrive and cover it.
Had to chop it down in the end...!!

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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2012, 07:26:00 PM »
Oz is too far and too hot for me. Canadian weather is better for redheaded folks!
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 07:48:32 PM »
Oz is too far and too hot for me. Canadian weather is better for redheaded folks!

I don't think I could handle an Oz summer again. Maybe Tassie.
NZ might be ok in parts.
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Re: A nursery in British Columbia and Trilliums from seed
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 07:53:49 PM »
Diane: I also have some lovely seed grown Trillium ovatum that I will selling at VIRAGS and AGCBC Spring sales.

And Maggi, we were at the beach this morning and we went swimming. Okay, I lied, my puppy dog Dee Dee went swimming! I had a vicarious thrill of throwing sticks in the water. She's home and dry and sleeping now.

Sposed to hit 11C here today and its sunny with barely a breeze.

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