News and Updates

ROSES, shrubs, hedge and clematis: 2024 catalogue should open in late November or early December. Magnolias, Satomi dogwood and other beauties will be offered.

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES will be added in two phases. Some at catalogue opening time, and some in late February, with very little overlap in varieties.

MAIL ORDER roses and magnolias: a small number of orders will be accepted. Mail order option will likely open in March or so.

PEONIES: I’ll reduce the quantities by about 80% to 90%. Mostly, collector varieties will be offered. Peonies will be added to the website gradually in December and January and a few more in spring. Fall shipping ONLY.
– I am saying good-bye to $25-$50 varieties. Get yours *this* fall if you want any, most peonies are on sale now.
– The number of collector peony varieties will also be very much reduced. There won’t be 200 peony varieties offered as before.
– I will still offer “Please find me that rare peony” service; we have established great connections with peony collectors throughout Canada. Please send your requests for fall 2024 before December 2023, if possible, for higher chances. As before, I will check the price with you when I find it and wait for you to confirm.


2023 peonies shipping time: October.

Open hours during the summer 2023: by appointment. If you placed an order, please message me when you would like to pick it up. No pick ups on Saturdays.
28 Withrod Dr Halifax, cell 902-412-8673


March through mid-April: any day and time except Saturdays. Message/call me half a day to a day before coming. Bulbs and bare root plants are available then (I will call/email you once all plants on our order have arrived).
Mid-April through June: Usually, I am open on Sunday mornings and 1-2 evenings during the week. Please check the schedule before coming; there may be a cancellation if, for example, my child is sick. If so, I will post an update on the website and Facebook page. Specific days and times when I am “open” will be posted closer to mid-April. You can show up at any of the “open” hours without letting me know first, provided that your order has arrived.
– All spring-planting plants will arrive by May 5 or earlier (some last ones may be delayed by May 10). I will call/email you once all plants in our order have arrived.
– If the “open” pick up times don’t work for you, I’ll do my best to accommodate you on a different day; please let me know a day in advance. No Saturday pick ups.
Late June through early September: Any day and time except Saturdays; please call/email to let me know when you are coming. Give me half a day to a day of lead time before coming. Potted plants are available then (I will call/email you once all plants in our order have arrived).
September-October: fall-planting bulbs and peonies. On busy weeks, there may be set pick up days. Or, I can leave your order on my porch on other days if I know when you are coming.


A flat-rate shipping fee applies to:
– Bulbs, corms and bare root perennials: no limit. (Except wholesale orders by businesses.)
– Herbaceous and intersectional peonies: up to 5 roots. 1-year-old grafted tree peonies: same.
– Tree peonies that are 2+ years old: up to 3 plants.
– If you are ordering more than the amounts above, and your actual shipping costs me less than $10 extra, I won’t charge you that amount. You will pay only the flat rate fee.

The above applies to about 95% of all orders. No additional charge on shipping.

Additional shipping charge will apply at shipping time only to those orders that have more than the above listed quantities of peonies, and whose shipping would cost me more than $10 extra. From past experience, those are orders that are very large or those shipped to remote communities. I’ll contact you in fall. If you would like an estimate, send me an email with your postal code and the quantity of peonies.

When ordering peonies by mail, please pay the flat rate fee at the checkout.

To add to your existing mail order (and avoid another shipping fee): 

Shipping bulbs and peonies is flat rate for any order size, anywhere in Canada. It won’t increase when you place an additional package of bulbs in your cart.

If one order has been placed before and shipping is paid:
– place a new order 
select “pick up in Halifax” (to avoid another shipping fee) 
– on the checkout page add a note: “Ship with my order number NNN”. (This is important! Please list all orders that you want to be included in that parcel. If you forget, message me and I’ll add that note for you.) 


Delivery by truck throughout Nova Scotia:



Spring 2023 order pickups

In April onwards:
28 Withrod Dr Halifax, NS. BY APPOINTMENT (private home).
902-412-8673 (cell)

Please make sure your plants have arrived prior to coming. (Read below).

Plants arrive here from different growers, at different times. Bulbs and bare root perennials in early April, roses and shrubs in late April to the first week of May.
Please check this website and/or my page on Facebook. When I receive a shipment of roses, I’ll post in both places. Bulbs – will post in both places. Shrubs, fruit – same thing.
Fall stock: September for bulbs, October for peonies.

Pick up times will also be posted in both places: this website and Facebook. Pick up times will flow with my availability: usually 2-3 times a week, on weekday evenings + on Sunday morning. Come during any of the posted times without an appointment. Available pick up times will be posted in spring. There may be other people coming within the same 2-3-hour window. I don’t keep track of who is coming when, just make myself available for you all to stop by in those hours.
If the “open times” are inconvenient, drop me a line and we’ll agree on an alternative time.

Shipping: Spring stock: April. Fall stock: September (bulbs) to October (peonies). When you receive an email that your order is completed, that is a sign that your parcel is packed and will be taken to the post office within a day or so.