Plant Requests

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 annual flowers, vegetables, and herb plants to tenants.

In 2021, we will distribute the plants and flowers on the weekend of May 8 and 9.

You can fill in and submit your plant requests via this form. All requests must be submitted by January 25, at 5 PM.

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Flower Garden Guide


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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