In the early 1800s PEI, had an enormous variety of plants, shrubs and trees. It was called an Acadian forest and covered about 95 percent of the island. As settlers came and cleared much of the land for farms, they also reduced the diversity and as well the beauty.
We have been sourcing many of our trees from Macphails Nursery in Orwell Corner. They specialize in growing native PEI trees and shrubs in an effort to restore some of our forests.
Check out their website: http://macphailwoods.org/nursery/
|Darren and Gary Schneider(the go to guy)|
Angela picking out some different kinds of native shrubs.
This season we picked up some native PEI hardwoods and shrubs.
The buffer zone along the water has been planted with various low growing native shrubs like Serviceberry and Wild Raisin which are great for attracting birds who like to eat the berries.
PEI Waterfront Cottages with a convenient central location which is close to Cavendish, North Rustico, New Glasgow and just 20 minutes outside Charlottetown.