Marche Atwater is the perfect place to buy plants in Montreal, at least I think so. We went here last year as well and all of those plants managed to live so we came back again to expand our inside garden. I don’t think I’ll ever have one of those super impression inside gardens I see sometimes walking around the Plateau – the windowsill’s that are wall to wall plants but this year we got much bolder in our choices. It was also a really fun day just wandering around and looking at all the plants.
I love looking at all the flowers. We don’t have a big enough outdoor space to grow any but it’s nice to look at all the varieties. Not enough people in my area have any flowers. Too much cement I guess.
My trick when I buy a plant is to take a photo of the name so when I get home I can research the plant to see it’s general likes and dislikes. I make sure to ask the seller about it being cat-friendly and suitable to be indoors when I’m there because my knowledge about plants is very limited but it’s nice googling it later.
There is also local farms selling all types of fruits and vegetables. Marche Jean-Talon is the big market for buying local produce but March Atwater still has a good selection.
Food stalls are the best part of the summer. We were very excited to try this place as it had a line the whole time we were there. We actually almost missed out because they closed right as I got in line but we lucked out and were allowed to order.
I got an amazing asian inspired satay sandwitch and Victor got laksa soup and we shared a ginger beer. That was the end of our adventure because as soon as we finished up our food we headed home with our plants in the metro. Home garden update post should be upcoming, sorry no photos of what we bought but my hands were full since Victor bought a big palm tree.