Tom Stuart-Smith's meadow in bloom. Plants growing in the grounds include Dianthus carthusianorum, Echinacea paradoxa, Penstemon cobaea and Penstemon barbatus subsp. coccineus.
"Purple sprouting A beautiful old broccoli, from England. Pruple sprouting is primarily known for its color but also the taste. The plant forms its abundance of purple shoots after the winter, from February to April. You sow it in spring to early summer, transplanting by autumn. Planting distance is at least 45 cm, the plants are strong!"
Prickly Pear Opuntia humifusa Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-10) When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Difficult Interesting cactus, winter hardy in Ontario. Bears edible fruits (pears) having pleasant, sweet, somewhat acid taste. May be eaten raw or dried, first discarding thick skins and seeds. Prefers sandy soil. Difficult to germinate; may take two years. S4745 Seeds $5.25/pkt S4745 Bulk Seeds $52.00/10g