Happy Canada Day

30 Jun

Happy Canada Day from the staff at PAO Horticultural

We have had a pretty wet Spring and lots of Rain this Summer.

At the farm everything is growing and Green. When touring the farm with help from one of the Staff you will see the  Lilac Ivory Silk are still in bloom. The yard is full of fragrance and we have  another 3 weeks to enjoy this later bloomer.

We do have a large variety of Trees at PAO that give you an instead hedge or shade in your yard, call us and book an appointment to come by. We are happy to take you around. Your garden will Thank You.




White Pine, Assorted tree plantingHemlock ScreenLrge Maple Planting

Spring at PAO Horticultural

26 Apr

Spring has arrived and the Trees are starting to bud.

The weather has taken a turn for the Good come by and see our blooms.

Magnoli’s are in bloom and trees like Crab Apple and Red bud blooms are getting ready for there show.

View Magnolia’s in Bloom at PAO Horticultural

Spring Business Hours Monday to Friday 8 to 5

Saturday 8-4 and Sunday 8-4 Call to schedule an Appointment

Magnolia - Lenoard Messel












When is It Time To Replace A Waranty Tree

4 Nov

Whether its a one year of two year warranty?

     When is it time to use a warranty for a tree that dies? This issue comes up often whether being one or two year warranties. The first thing that I look for is why a tree dies, has it sat in 3 inches of water for several weeks in the summer due to an irrigation line being severed , or was it killed by a system not maitained. No water or to much water will give the same results, dead plants. An irrigation system can give a false sense of security that all is well and looked after. Checking a system once a week, making sure heads pop up and that the valves close are critical to having healthy plants and well maintained appearance of your garden.                                                                         

Drainage  is also very important, this week I went to a complex that is having poor results with things like shrubs and Roses.  Upon looking closely the drains had been pushed up 3 to 4 inches thru excessive frost heaving over the years trapping salt laden water off the sidewalks into the beds. This build up of calicum over several years will destroy any new growth in the plant roots and will leave the planting bed a virtual no mans land. Plants usually will show signs of why they are not doing well and depending on how severe the issues are will determine its survival and state of health. By watching your garden and maintaining  drainage, watching systems and good soil aeration will create healthy plants and a happy gardening experience.


Fall foliage

Fall foliage


March 2015

12 Mar

Well it finally feels like spring is coming.  I am not going to write about the weather, everybody knows it was horrible.  Instead I am going to focus on 2015!   A lot has happened at PAO since I have last written, the first big news is that we finally moved!!  We are now at our new location 5592 Trafalgar Road just ½ kilometre north of our original location.  It was no easy feat moving 15,000 trees!  The good news is they are all now root pruned and ready to grow and sell and now we can sell throughout the summer.  The new location is nice and we invite you to come for a tour.  The new farm is laid out with wide roads for easy viewing and tagging. We are still in the construction phase at the front of the yard but once the weather breaks we will start that in earnest.  Our other farm has now produced some larger specimens as well this year and we will have another 8000 trees for sale.

In late spring we plan to have a couple of shipments in from the west coast which will bring some specimen material that we are known for.  We are specifically focusing on Japanese Maples, Boxwoods and some other topiary specimens.  As spring unfolds I will keep you posted on the blog as what is news and some pictures.  We cannot get into the field yet…but soon!

August 2014 - the First half of the office leaves old PAO

August 2014 – the First half of the office leaves old PAO

Our First Shipment Has Arrived…another on the way…

1 Jul

Our new shipment has arrived with some beautiful trees and shrubs.  We received 5′ Hollies that are gorgeous.  Some beautiful Tri-colour Beech 15′ – 18′ tall – 3″ Caliper.  Some 20′ Dawykii Purple Beech and some Red Obleisk as well.  The Boxwood Spirals are 54″ tall and so green and lush.  We also received Some beautiful Columnar Pine – perfect for those tight places.  And lots of Japanese Maple have arrived with more on the way.  The Japanese Bloodgood Trees look so good people were buying them right of the truck without them being untied.  We got some Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Emporer’ that are lovely as well.  We also received some specimen Pinus sylvestris topiaries in different shapes and sizes.  The lower yard looks beautiful with all the new colour as compared to fields that are emptying and weedy.  I took some pictures of  plants that arrived but they don’t do the trees any justice, I guess the sun isn’t right.  I will take some more in the morning when the light is Better.  Here are the pictures to wet your appetite.

Emporer Japanese Maple

Emporer Japanese Maples

Sculpted Pine Topiary

Sculpted Pine Topiary

Tri-colour Beech

Tri-colour Beech in the background. Some Endless Summer Hydrangeas in bloom.

Japanese Bloodgood Maples and Beech

Japanese Bloodgood Maples with the Purple Beech in the background

Japanese Bloodgood Maple

Japanese Bloodgood Maple

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