February 2021 Update
Hello again! It may be -50 outside again, but that just means it's time to get to work at Highwind Horticulture. We're excited to bring new products, lower prices, and higher quality to our customers this year! We've been ordering since last November, and we're just starting to get the last of the May and June stuff onto the site. Plants that normally bloom / perform later in the summer will be available soon. Right now our focus is on annuals, vegetables, herbs, small perennials, and some trees. Larger perennials, trees, and late blooming flowers will start showing up later in June.
New stock will be added to the site all of the time until well into the summer - if you can't find what you're looking for, reach out and I will get it on the way for you.
Annuals are new this year for us. We only had a few offerings last year and we mostly seeded ourselves. This year, we are securing annuals from several different wholesalers. We are offering them mostly in 11 cm pots, and some 12-13" planter baskets as well (both sun and shade varieties). Make sure you check them out!
Annuals are great for planters boxes, filling in gaps between perennials, and even for planting indoors! We like to bring our potted annuals inside for the winter, where they keep growing.
There is so much fruit this year being bought and sold! We've had a hard time finding enough for the year. That being seaid, we've also increased selection significantly.
If you're looking for knowledge on cold hardy fruit, I can't recommend the University of Saskatchewan enough. A lot of the work done in the area around developing cold hardy crops comes from them, including several varieties of sour cherry, haskap, and other food crops that grow well here on the prairie.
We will be adding grass stock to our inventory as we get closer to summer. Check back around April 2020 or so to see the selection get rounded out. If you have some you want to order now (even varieties not on the site yet), contact us directly.
We have several different varieties of hanging basket this year. They all come in at the beginning of the season (May long or so). They include strawberry baskets, tomato baskets, and annuals (shade, sun, and mixed). Pictures aren't available until they start showing up - they are different in appearance every year since people put them together by hand!
We've increased the selection of herbs this year! Check out all of the different varieties. If you want something not in our inventory, reach out to us and we'll get some in for you. There are far more varieties than what I list on the site available.
Some perennials have been added already, but the bulk will be added over the next couple of months as everything wakes up. These babies have been sitting out on the open prairie all winter, and will pop back up when it starts warming up. We'll of course add them to the inventory as they do!
If you need large amounts of seedlings, we can probably help. Typical uses would be farms & shelter belts. If you are looking to secure smaller quantities, I highly recommend Select Seedling Nursery. If you want them in larger quantities, I am happy to help directly (we get them at wholesale).
Trees and shrubs will be added over the next few months as they wake up - same story as the perennials. We typically source all sizes and varieties - let us know if we can help you select one even if it isn't on our site.
Studies show this year that people are trying more variety in their herb and vegetable diets. We're bringing in a lot of variety, so that you too can try new things during the pandemic. Whether food security or taste is driving each of you, I'm happy to help you learn all about them.
We've got several varieties of climbers and vines this year that perform all sorts of useful functions.