A Little Slice of Evan

  • What’s Happenin’ Outside?

    June 23 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Our outdoor selection is winding down pretty quickly, but we do have a refill of Potted Herbs, a good selection of those beauty Hydrangeas that you see when you enter our lot from the West (not in bloom yet though…) quite a few Japanese Maples in many styles, and some Canada Day Garden Rabbits to

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  • Bonfire Shrimps

    June 16 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of EvanRecipesFish & Shellfish

    Ingredients Colossal size shrimps  (3-4 per person) 1 whole lemon, juiced and additonal for presentation olive oil (about ½ cup, depending on number of shrimps) hot sauce (optional) salt and pepper Method Combine juice of one lemon, olive oil, a splash of hot sauce (more if you like the heat), and salt and pepper to

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  • What’s in Bloom?

    June 15 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Anyone that is a regular at our store is familiar with the beautiful and imposing White Hydrangeas at the western entrance of our lot. In season they are spectacular and we have some available this week. Add to that some Alberta Spruce which look full and fuzzy, and a couple Tricolour Beech Trees, and our

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  • What’s In Bloom?

    May 29 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    It’s time to get your hands dirty! The store sidewalk and some of the parking lot real estate are packed with beautiful plants, flowers and an assortment of small annual pots for you to get creative at home. What has arrived so far are stunning stock geraniums in 5 and 10 inch pots, along with

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  • Honey Week!

    May 25 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    This week we pay homeage to that sweet elixir that bees seem to magically conjure out of wild flowers – Honey! Not just good on toast and in tea, honey is as versatile as it gets, shining in marinades, in desserts, on cheeseboards and in cocktails. There are all different types with different aromas, tastes,

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  • Victoria Day

    May 15 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Just a reminder that we are closed Monday May 22nd, but our outdoor garden center will be open from 8 am – 5 pm for all your long weekend gardening needs. We will have lots of hanging baskets, full of colour in a variety of sizes, along with semi mature plants for that instant garden

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  • Mothers Day!

    May 10 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    We are celebrating Mom this weekend, and we have all of their favorites! Flowers: Thinking about Mom, we have an assortment of fresh cut flowers and indoor gardens, orchid arrangements and unique seasonal floral baskets…if you want to leave a lasting impression. Custom orders are also available upon request – give Vi a call for

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  • What’s Happening Outside?

    April 27 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Our plants and flowers are starting to arrive, beginning of course with the hardiest. Pansies, as pretty as they are, are almost out. Rosemary has arrived in quantity, some perennials are in, more coming this week. Ivy, has arrived in almost all forms, including Topiairies, Hens and Chicks as well as a further range of

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  • Strides For Youth

    April 24 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    My friend Debra Weller has been dedicating her time since 2009 helping youth in Kenya. After her trip there, she was inspired to help the families she met and to carry on the life-changing work. In 2010, with the help of co-founder John Carbone, Global Strides was registered and the work began! Debra and her

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  • Celebrate Earth Day with A Crispy Wave Fern!

    April 21 2017 in Post Categories: A Little Slice of Evan

    Just in time for Earth Day, we are featuring these amazing plants – Crispy Wave Fern! They are considered an Air Purifier. The waviness of the Crispy Wave’s fronds increases their actual surface area compared to other ferns which, according to NASA’s air purifying plant study, is the number one factor in determining a plant’s

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