Please note: Pickering Nurseries will not open for the 2015 season.
The rose growing industry has seen a great
many changes in the last 10 years. Unfortunately, the majority of
these changes were negative for both the companies involved and
their bottom lines. The pesticide ban enacted by Ontario in the mid
2000's, an increase in hybridizer royalty rates and how they are calculated,
a glut of cheap US grown roses coupled with the Canadian government
changing both import and export regulations (unable to ship to the
US 2013 and additional ongoing issues with our root stock) have left
me with no choice but to stop shipping roses for this season. Over
the last several years Pickering Nurseries has been exploring
alternative propagation techniques and changes to our business
model. Both of these things are still a work in progress. We hope to
have a small, core selection of rooted cuttings available in the
spring of 2016.
It is also with great sadness we
announce the passing of Joseph Schraven, my father and founder of Pickering
Nurseries, on May 27th. (Pictured below)
In closing, I would like to extend
thanks to all our long time customers and our colleagues in the
industry and we hope to be able to serve you in the future.