Monday, 27 May 2013

Part II Mail Order Review for Canning Perennials

Canning Perennials was one of the first mail order plant companies I tried, and was so surprised at the size of the plants that came .. I had been hesitant because it was a bit more pricey BUT you can see why when you get the plants !
This a a 2 x size box ... long and heavy and it travels a short difference because this company is also fairly close in south eastern Ontario.

# 1 is my last minute order Indian Pinks (I think I lost mine over the winter) but these come up very late so maybe the original might still peek out ?
I didn't want to take a chance since husband really likes this plant too !
# 2 Aconitum Blue Lagoon .. I have loved this cultivar for a while and had to cave : )
# 3 clematis Blue Angel ... I needed something special to cover the bare side of my bittersweet vine .. something neutral and this flower looked perfect !
# 4 Panicum Prairie Fire .. I still have a deep need for ornamental grasses and this one fits the bill for later on in the year COLOUR !
# 5 Astrantia Venice .. a spectacular red for the shady side of the long strip.
I love those flowers and in that colour ? perfection !
# 6 Epimedium Roseum .. a barrenwort .. I had a weakness for one more to go on the hellebore raised bed where my first one is .. repetition can be a good thing right?
# 7 Echinacea Double Scoop Raspberry .. OK ... I admit, every year I collect an echinacea and this colour and form did intrigue me a bit .. thus here it is !

So .. pros and cons to Canning ?
Pros .. short distance delivery .. BIG plants so you get some satisfaction straight away.
Owner Chris, is easy to contact and discuss concerns with.
Cons .. it can be a bit pricey but you get what you pay for type deal !


Country Gal said...

I have never heard of canning perennials . They all look very healthy hope they all grow well for you ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Northern Beauty Seeker said...

Good to know, Joy! I get their e-newsletter and have been very curious. I have never tried mail order but when I do these guys will be one of the first!

Heather said...

This is the company I'd like to try for next year, both this post and your last year's post, the plants have impressed me... I will definitely want to look them up online and see what I can find that is unusual but that may grow up here (without having to fuss too much to prepare it for winter)! Cheers~

Carolyn ♥ said...

Looks like you've got some planting to do, Joy. Hope the weather is kind to you.

Jennifer said...

I feel like I am right there opening the package. Unlike bills, it is fun to get this sort of mail! Between this and the last post, you have some nice additions to the garden this spring Joy.

Nadezda said...

Joy, I think you spent a lot of money, didn't you?

Patty said...

Joy, I thought you would have run out of room by now :) Two orders!! Following your sage advice from last years orders I recently received my first order from Cannings and was/ am very happy. Thanks.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Elaine girl : )
Canning is south of us a little too long to drive there for me .. but it is one heck of a company for delivering BIG mail order plants with lots to choose from .. you should try it if you are looking for something special!

Ms S girl I truly do recommend Canning because the plants are so big and healthy .. once you try it you will know exactly what I mean!
Give it a go : )

Hello there Heather girl : )
I know you have a hard time with getting the right plants in your zone .. but I think you will be able to find some treasures with Canning for next year .. I want to see you happy girl!LOL

Carolyn girl hello there and phew!
I have been planting is right .. I have two more mail orders coming .. one a specialty herb company Richters and then Garden Import ..for special clematis .. so more planting will be happening ;-)

Jennifer girl .. I still have to get your hellebore to you (I hope you don't think badly of me .. I have been knee deep in trying to get my garden up to speed)
Yes ! I am adding to the garden and groaning at the same time .. two more companies to go yet so stay tuned! LOL

Nadezda girl ... over all .. yes, I have to admit I went a little batty this winter and did spend or is that bust my budget ? LOL

Patty girl .. I still have "holes" believe it or not !
I am so HAPPY you are happy with your order !! did you post about it? I have to get over to your place and see what you got ! I still have 2 more orders to come and review .. hope they live up to my expectations !

Lona said...

Joy girl you will love the Raspberry Scoop coneflower. They have a gorgeous bloom. I hope you Indian Reds come out of it. They were so pretty. I cannot wait to see your new flowers in bloom this summer.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl this is the first doubled flower echinacea I am trying and I am excited about it : ) .. so I have big hopes it will look great .. as with all my other babies ? crossed fingers! haha

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david203 said...

I've been a customer of Canning Perennials for almost ten years. Great plants and service at a good price.