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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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Ready to Go Now

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.