Fall flowers at FTNOS in Kemptville
Fall was in all its glory at the Ferguson Tree Nursery outlet store on Sept. 12, when The Chesterville Record visited the store. In addition to the plants, trees and shrubs available there was a good selection of information available for customers. Thompson Goddard photo

KEMPTVILLE – If you are in the market for some trees, plants or shrubs which are indigenous to the local area, then Ferguson Tree Nursery Outlet Store (FTNOS) can help you on your search. The outlet store is open Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. until early October and is located at the Ferguson Tree Nursery on the outskirts of Kemptville Ontario.

FTNOS sales and marketing coordinator Maureen Jacques explained the plants, shrubs and trees provided for sale are grown onsite from seed. She continued oak, maple and spruce trees are available as well as bush cranberry, elderberry, chokecherry, dogwood and mountain ash shrubs.

For those who are interested in purchasing perennial plants for your garden, Jacques mentioned many varieties can be purchased at the outlet store including cardinal flowers, lance leaf coreopsis, some varieties of sunflowers, purple coneflowers and butterfly weed and swamp milkweed as well as New England asters.

This is not the first outlet store at the location, as  Jacques mentioned one was located at the Ferguson Tree Nursery but closed a few years ago. She described how some customers have shared their experiences at the previous store with stories of the low cost of trees; one of the favourite stories heard. The present store opened on Sept. 8 in response to an increased interest in native or indigenous plants. 

Online shopping available for customers with a minimum purchase requirement, but a visit to the outlet store enables the buyer to purchase any amount of flora. There is also the opportunity to visit with the friendly staff, choose your own plant, pick up a few biodegradable pots, cocoa mats or perhaps one of the several planting guides or leaflets available. For more information on the Ferguson Tree Nursery please visit their website located at www.fergusontreenursery.ca.