Plant Orders

Flowers and plants make our properties more welcoming and attractive. Gardening gets people out into the sun with their hands in the earth. It’s a great conversation starter with neighbours, and it’s satisfying to grow your own food! Each spring, CCOC volunteers and staff deliver thousands of flowering annuals, vegetables, and herb plants to tenants.

Plant orders for 2017 are closed.

Flower Garden Guide

Begonia

White/ pink/ red flowers with waxy green or reddish leaves; summer & late blooming; 6-12” tall; full sun or partial shade, rich soil; can pot in fall for indoor over-wintering..

Lobelia

White, blue, purple, orange, red flowers; summer blooming; 4-12” tall; full sun to partial shade; shear after first bloom; water frequently and use mulch all year round; classic & beautiful container and edging plant.

Marigold

White, cream, yellow, orange, red flowers; summer and fall blooming; 7-36” tall; full sun; average or poor soil; remove faded blooms for repeat flowering, great for keeping pests & pets out of your garden.

Pansy

White, shades of blue, purple, yellow, red flowers; summer to fall blooming; 6-10” tall; full sun to partial shade; use mulch to keep soil cool and moist, remove spent blossoms for bushier, continuous flowering, cut back drastically after first big bloom.

Petunia

White, shades of violet, pink, yellow, red flowers; summer to fall blooming; 10-15” tall; full sun; average soil; remove spent blooms, cut back by one-half at the end of summer to encourage new growth; excellent container plant.

Portulaca

White, lavender, pink, yellow, orange, red flowers;  summer bloom; 5-7” tall; full sun; very easy to grow, tolerates poor soil; blooms open only when sunny.

Snapdragon

White, lavender, pink, yellow, orange, red flowers; summer & fall blooming; 7-12” tall; full sun; good in most soils; pinch back young plant to make it bushy, remove spent blooms for further flowering.

Torenia

Burgundy, blue, and yellow, magenta and rose flowers; summer & fall blooming; 8-10” tall; shade to partial sun; good in moist well draining soil.

Kitchen Garden Guide

Basil

Large green leaves. Requires regular watering and good drainage. Pinch flower buds as they appear. Used in pastas, pesto, salads.

Cherry Tomatoes

Easy to grow in containers. Require minimal care. Yields more and often tastier fruit than regular tomato plants. Tomatoes ripen in 60 days and continue producing until autumn frost.

Chives

Long green leaves. Need moist, good soil, lots of sun and trimmings. Great
in salads or in a dip with sour cream.

Green Pepper

It needs a sheltered, warm spot to grow and lots of moisture. Eat fresh in salads or cook in soups, stews or sauces.

Oregano

Small soft dark green leaves. Requires a container that has good drainage. Once the plant is established, it requires minimal care. Use fresh or dried in sauces and stews.

Thyme

Broad dark green leaves. Requires little attention, just watering to keep moist. Use in soups, stews and sauces.