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Edible Alert

Fall Citrus and Rare Fruit Pre-Order

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

We hope you are enjoying your summer and that this email adds some excitement to your week. 

Because edibles are so popular we’re sending out this Edible Alert to our whole subscriber base. Who doesn’t like to eat delicious things? If you’re not actually subscribed to the Edible Alert, you can do so by clicking on the link at the bottom of this email.

Our new Fall Citrus and Rare Fruit Pre-Order has just been launched with 105 amazing fruit trees, berry bushes and other cool edibles including many new citrus, our largest selections ever of paw paws and pineapple guavas, dragon fruit, avocado, new honeyberries, and much more. You can pre-order now for pick-up or shipping in early to mid October.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pre-order your spring bulbs. Our Spring Bulb Pre-Order is also on with all kinds of great options to make your spring garden and containers look amazing. 


Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians

The Succulent Situation
200+ Amazing Succulents
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Rose Pre-Order 2023
Launching this fall.
Stay tuned to the Rose Alert to be the first to get your order in!
We are open February 25th to November 13th, 2022 seven days a week 10am-5pm including all holidays.
Upcoming Garden and Botanical Tours

Here's your up to date information on Gary's upcoming tours.

Gardens of France: Versailles, The Loire Valley, Normandy
Late June/Early July 2023
Tour itinerary is currently being developed. For now, you can email World Wide Quest at travel@worldwidequest.com to get on the list for more information once it is released.

South Africa: The Cape Floristic Province 
and the Bulb Capital of the World
New Date! Fall 2024

To receive information on these tours once the itineraries and details are ready, please email Worldwide Quest at travel@worldwidequest.com. Mention the name of the tour and the tour guide, Gary Lewis.
Launching October 2022!
Pre-Order Your Signed Copy of Gary’s New Encyclopedia
The Complete Book 
of Ground Covers
4000 Plants That Reduce Maintenance, Control Erosion, and Beautify the Landscape

In this meticulously researched reference, Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis profiles more than 4000 ground covers for zones 1-8. No matter your conditions —shade, dry soil, heavy clay, excess moisture—there’s a ground cover that will thrive and beautify your garden. Comprehensive, practical, and copiously illustrated, this indispensable volume belongs on the shelf of every designer, landscape architect, and serious gardener.

More Info and Order
Now booking speaking engagements for October onwards
The Complete Talk on Ground Covers
Plants that reduce maintenance, control erosion, improve the environment, and beautify the landscape

Have Gary speak at your garden club meeting or conference in this companion talk to his encyclopedia The Complete Book of Ground Covers to be published by Timber Press in fall 2022. Gary will highlight the functional and aesthetic uses of ground covers in the landscape including tips and tricks for designing with ground covers to take your outdoor space to the next level. He'll also discuss the diverse services ground covers can provide to make gardens more sustainable. His talk will be accompanied by a colourful Power Point presentation filled with images from the book. The talk will be followed by a book signing with an opportunity to buy his book.
Plants to the People!
Pick-Up, Courier, Freight, and Mail Order Shipping Services
Workshops 2022 Postponed Until Further Notice
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Update Your E-Newsletter & Alert Subscriptions
You can manage your subscriptions to our E-Newsletter and Alerts at any time by clicking on the "Update Profile" link at the bottom of every E-News or Alert. The E-Newsletter comes out twice a month. The 18 different Alerts come out occasionally only when we have something exciting to tell you. Perhaps you have FOMOOP ("Fear of Missing Out On Plants") and want to get every digital communication. Or perhaps you have a really busy life and your main loves are Edibles and Succulents. No need to totally unsubscribe from everything. In this case, you can just sign up for those two Alerts. Our system is flexible and you can change your preferences any time you want. Here are the different Alerts for you to consider:
  • Bulb Alert
  • Christmas Alert
  • Clematis and Cool Vines Alert
  • Edible Alert
  • Fragrance Alert
  • Hardy Subtropical Alert
  • Hellebore Alert
  • Hot Plant Alert
  • NEW! Houseplant Alert
  • Kids Alert
  • Made in the Shade Alert
  • Mail Order Alert
  • Maple and Cool "Woodies" Alert
  • Native Plant Alert
  • Rare Plant Alert
  • NEW! Rose Alert
  • Sales & Special Offers Alert
  • Small Space Alert
  • Succulent Alert

In this Issue

  1. Fall Citrus and Rare Fruit Pre-Order
  2. Spring Bulbs & Bare Root
  3. Rose Pre-Order Update for 2023
  4. Main Mail Order Catalogue

Fall Citrus and Rare Fruit Pre-Order

105 Amazing Edibles for Home, Patio and Garden

We are excited to offer our largest selection ever of fall Citrus - 37 different varieties - with many new cultivars including cold tolerant and hardy varieties! We also offer an amazing selection of paw paws, pineapple guavas, avocado, dragon fruit, honeyberries, olives and other cool edibles. In total we have 105 rare, unusual and cool edibles for your growing pleasure. Enjoy!

Pre-order now for pick-up or shipping in early to mid October. Follow the link for full details.

Explore and Shop
Spring Bulbs & Bare Root 2022
Canada's Most Exciting Selection with 590 Species and Cultivars!

We are very excited to launch this year's bulb and bare root line-up with 590 different species and cultivars to choose from including 140 new items that we've never offered before! Shipping and pick-ups will take place in from late September through to the end of October as our shipments arrive.

Over the next few months we'll highlight our selection and all our new additions. For now, as subscribers to the Bulb Alert, you've got a jump start of a day or two before anyone else knows! Follow the link below to explore and shop.
Shop for Bulbs!
The Great Rose Pre-Order 2023 - Update
We have placed our orders with our various rose suppliers and are planning a very exciting and expanded selection of roses for you for 2023. However, our suppliers will not be able to confirm our orders until the fall so we are going to hold off on aunching pre-ordering until our orders are secure and you can order with confidence that all the roses should be available.
Make sure to stay subscribed to or sign up for the Rose Alert to be the first to know when we launch pre-ordering! When we launch pre-ordering subscribers to the Rose Alert will have a few days notice before we tell anyone else!
Main Mail Order Catalogue
864 Amazing Garden Plants for the Upcoming Season including 300 New Plants!

We are so excited to launch our Main Mail Order Catalogue for the new season. We have so many amazing plants to share with you this year including more than 300 plants that are new to horticulture or new to our mail order catalogue.

IMPORTANT: This year our Pre-Orders have been migrated into our mail order system to make ordering easier. Please DO NOT mix plants from our Main Catalogue with our Pre-Orders and please don't mix Pre-Orders with each other. Orders must be placed separately for our Main Catalogue and for each Pre-Order. These various groups must ship at different times. If you do place mixed orders, we'll need to charge $5 for each separate invoice that ships to you to cover our extra admin time. Thanks for your help and understanding.

We welcome orders for both shipping and pick-up. If you're a pick-up customer, please follow this link to our Plants to the People page and read the "What type of customer are you?" section to understand how your order will be handled and for advice on how to best use the services connected with our mail order site.
300+ New Plants
We are truly crazy for plants at Phoenix Perennials so we love anything new and exciting. That's why we've added 300 new plants to our mail order offerings this year!

Most of these are new to horticulture like Delphinium 'Red Lark' pictured here. A few have been available before this year but are making their debut in our mail order catalogue for the first time. We don't know how you will decide which ones to get. We can't decide, so we just grow them all!

Check out our New Plants section to discover all the new possibilities.
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