As summer winds down there is still time to complete those landscaping projects or spruce things up with some planters. Mature native plants have the added bonus of being able to be planted right up until the ground freezes! We have some new species coming into the fold as well as replenished stock on other species so check in frequently to see what’s going on. More events and projects are being planned so keep an eye on our calendar.
The Labyrinth/Medicine Wheel Workshop has been postponed until next year partly due to the wet weather we have been having so please go to our host, Lianne White’s page https://healingshire.com/ to stay updated for next season. Lianne has an indigenous background and is a natural healer utilizing traditional Chinese medicine, craniosacral therapy and other non invasive techniques. I will be providing teaching regarding native plants and Lisa Holzinger (Regenerative Gardening) will be instructing garden design using permaculture methods for the creation of a Labyrinth/Medicine Wheel Garden. Together we are the 3 Sisters and will assist you to connect between nature and your inner self.
We are at the Beach Corner Market on the corner of Range Road 15 and Highway 16A every Thursday from 2-7 pm. This will give more people a chance to see our products and faces in person. We now have this season’s Wild Teas available and Rainbow Eggs are coming soon!
With everything else going on I almost forgot to mention Medieval Manor Gardens is offering a 25% discount to all who participate in the 2023 Native Plant Pollinator Garden Challenge. Go to the Alberta Native Plant Council for more information https://anpc.ab.ca/?page_id=7244
Our Puddle Gardens Workshop was a blast! Thanks to all of the participants and check out our Facebook page for pics of all of the wonderful creations!
Stay connected to our website and Facebook pages and subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date on our regenerative nativescaping project at Akesi Farms near Sundre and other cool events and projects in the works.
If you have a group interested in having us run a workshop or hike for you, or are looking for some consultation regarding a planting project, by all means contact us to arrange something. We do not take any deposits until we know it’s a go and can always change dates if required.
***UPDATE!*** We only have a few eco conscious limited edition canvas totes left from UKIYO available for purchase! Natural colour with our tree of life logo and a few extras including a magnetic closure and an inside pocket. Only $25.00 and you can order them here.
We currently do not generally ship live plants out of province as they are overwintered outdoors to ensure hardiness, and may therefore contain organisms not native to other places. We think we have our shipping issue resolved on our website but please let us know if you are not able to receive shipping to an area in Alberta or it is still allowing shipping of plants out of province. Some areas near us can receive free shipping so please inquire if you are unsure or our website is not cooperating.
Teachers, a great idea for fall when students return to school, or to book for next spring, is to arrange for one of our in person garden workshops. Whether you wish to create a pollinator garden, food forest, or mini ecosystem (woodland, prairie or puddle garden) for your students to engage with and learn from, MM Gardens can create an experience just for you! Contact us at info@mmgardens for details.
Gift certificates are a great way to gift something in advance or if you are unsure of what someone may like. Delivery is also available to a number of areas.
Our aim is to provide native and cold hardy edible and medicinal plants for commercial projects like landscaping and reclamation, community groups, and retailers such as garden centres. We do offer some retail as well including some natives and our own excess bedding outs (online and at live vendor events), but as our wholesale clients expand we encourage retail clients to support them (they will be listed on our Affiliates page). This way we can focus on education and growing more plants! We are also looking for restaurants, microbreweries and other specialty food and beverage producers that would like to add some local, unique and/or wild fare to their creations.
Virtual tours, online workshops and videos are works in progress but will take time to develop.
***The connection we had to donate to the Ukraine is no longer accepting donations, so we are looking at donating the money raised from the sales of our sunflower related plants in 2022 to another Ukrainian cause. We are just awaiting details and will keep you posted. Thanks to all the caring people that purchased our plants last season we are able to donate $100. Medieval Manor Gardens hopes to add to this in 2023!
Stay safe and thank you for supporting local business, the Ukraine and for going back to your roots to grow your future,
Owner and creator of Medieval Manor Gardens