In this episode of Saik’s Agri-Treks, we are back on the tour of Ieuan Evans’ 4.5 acres of diversity. Besides being credited with discovering the Evans cherry tree in a gardener’s home near Fort Saskatchewan, Evans is also well-known for his passion for lilies.
“When I first bought them, they were $34 and $45 each, per bulb,” he explains excitedly of his martagon lily patch in the above video. “I can grow large crops of lilies and I can sell them for $5-15 each and make quite a good living.”
Evans also speaks highly of his edible mountain ash (“they make the best jelly you’ve ever eaten”), his “anti-deer” cedar, and the kind needles of the prairie balsam.
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