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The Online Plant Nursery is now Closed for the Season

I Will be Holding a Second Sale in The Fall
The fall plants will be the seedlings that I’ve planted out in the large gardens I care for outside of Perth (not open to the public!) taking up some of the space that would otherwise be filled with vegetables. I’ll care for them over the summer and post an availability list and photos and then do a big dig when the weather cools. These will be field dug plants, tucked into temporary/re-used containers and they will need to be planted right away. This is old fashioned nursery practices, when planting was a seasonal undertaking and we worked to the weather. 
The fall plant pricing is something that I’ll work out over the summer based on time and any material inputs. 

In the meantime, I have made all of the plant listings from this spring's sale visible so that those who ordered plants can view their descriptions. Some of these same species will be included in the fall sale, depending on how well they do over the summer.

I expect to update this page with the fall availability in mid to late September.

For those who picked up seedlings this spring, their planting instructions can be found here.
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Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Columbine

This very exuberant but short-lived perennial is happiest in part shade / morning sun.

They will self seed if seed pods are allowed to fully mature, filling in any gaps in the garden that open up over time (or any gaps in the sidewalk if the conditions are right, these are cliff dwellers by nature).

Blooming mostly in June in my garden in Ottawa they grow to 12 to 30" in height, mostly based on plant maturity and the height of their neighbours.

Happiest with rich, organic matter rich soil and even moisture, these are survivors who will adapt to a lot of different conditions.

They have been living in my urban yard for a few generations. If memory serves, the great, great grandparent plants came to me from the Fletcher Wildlife Garden native plant sale.