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The Online Plant Nursery is now Open for September

After closing the store for the spring, the remaining seedlings were grown out for the fall sale (or planted into my own gardens 😊)
Some were moved into larger sized trays and kept in the urban yard, in wood frames with netting to keep squirrels from uprooting them.  Others were planted out into my rural gardens for the summer.  

With the cooler weather now arriving, it is time for them to move to their forever homes. 

Photos of the seedlings at their current size have been added to the listings of the available species.

While these will require initial care, like any newly planted perennials or plants that are dug and relocated, unlike the tiny plugs I offer in the spring sale these will settle in fairly quickly with little care beyond watering for the first few weeks and during any extended dry spells next summer. 

These are not sold in pots. Plants grown in trays will be wrapped in paper, like the seedlings were this spring. Plants that have spent the summer in the soil will be lifted and packed together into the boxes or the produce containers I’ve been hoarding through the summer. They will all need to be planted right away.

Plants are all $4.00 each, including HST. 

Minimum $20 / 5 plant order. 

I’ll be out to the rural gardens on the weekend and once most weeks, so pickups will be Sunday evenings, Mondays and, on weeks that it doesn’t rain on Wednesday, Thursday through the day and evening. Pickups are in Vanier, but can also be arranged for Perth.  

All pickups are by appointment only

Available quantities vary, from as few as 5 of a species to as many as 40. I'll track order quantities and remove any that sell out from your order before sending you an invoice.

Planting instructions can be 
found here.
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Doellingeria umbellate

Flat-top white Aster

Despite their very wide distribution, I didn’t get to know this Aster until the last few years. I’m not sure how I missed them. Blooming enthusiastically in September, they are easily visible along roadsides, even at highway driving speeds. I’ve seen them in shallow, shale soil that bakes in the sun all day, growing only 20” or so inches tall but still holding aloft a lovely spray of blooms. They almost look like a very show, very late blooming yarrow from a distance. I’ve also seen them growing in seasonally wet ditches where they are shaded through half of the day. The plants there are much taller, between 4’ and 5’ with huge clusters of blooms, as much as 12” across.
Adaptability is definitely their style.
I would pair these with Verbena hastata, blue and red Lobelias, Swamp Rose Mallow, Swamp Milkweed, Joe-Pye weed and, if you have plenty of space, Cup Plant in a damp area.
In a dry meadow I’d pair them with Orange Butterfly weed, Common Milkweed, Coreopsis, Early Goldenrod, Common Sneezeweed and, if it wasn’t terribly dry, Virginia Mountain-Mint, Wild Beebalm and Hairy Beardtongue.