Hi, I’m Robin Galbraith and I love gardening.
If you haven’t visited my backyard nursery yet, watch for my sales to start around the beginning of May and come for a visit or let me know you want to visit and we can set up a time to meet.
I have full sun, partial sun and shade gardens around my house so I can grow a variety of perennials and shrubs.
Want to make a suggestion of a new plant to add to what I sell? Let me know here.
The plants I don't have room to grow, I can buy from other Canadian growers.
If there is something you want that I don't have on my website, please let me know and I will do my best to get it for you.
Most of my plants are hardy to the colder Canadian winters and warmer summers but always check to make sure the plants you want to put in your garden will grow in your area.
How do I get my nursery plants and keep the price low?
I grow most of my plants from cuttings from my backyard, which means, when I prune my plants, I save the cuttings and stick them in sand. After a few weeks they develop roots, and once their roots are established enough they are ready to be potted up and will grow into beautiful plants.
Well there is a little more to it than that and if you would like to know more about growing your own plants from cuttings, contact me and I can help you start your own backyard nursery.
I have a few plants that I grow from seed, like my catnip plant and other perennials, .
Evergreen trees and shrubs add something special to your landscape. If you have a small garden, most of the dwarf evergreen trees and shrubs are a great choice.
Low growing evergreen shrubs such as the Blue Rug Juniper are great for ground cover and because they lay right on top of the ground they also help keep the weeds out. They only get about 4 to 6 inches high and about 6 to 8 feet wide.
If you are looking for a privacy fence type tree, try a Juniper or Cedar. Very tall and not to wide, they make the perfect choice to stop nosy neighbours from looking into your yard or to block a view you don't want to see.
There are a variety of trees you can use in your yard, including the popular choice of the Japanese Maple tree, and narrow Cedars and Junipers trees that only get about 2 to 3 feet wide. They will add height to your garden and catch the eye of people passing by.
Other types of small ornamental trees are the Corkscrew Hazel, which has yellow or reddish catkins on twisted branches, a weeping pussy willow tree with fuzzy button-like catkins, or a small evergreen tree that only grows a couple feet tall.
You don't need a lot of room to add a small tree to your landscape but they really showcase your garden.
Identifying garden pests can sometimes be difficult but I can help you identify and get rid of the pests that invade your gardens.
I started Robin's backyard plant nursery around 2015 and with the help of my daughter and granddaughters, we strive to give you quality plants and excellent service. Read more about us here.