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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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Grass-leaved Goldenrod or Flat-top Goldenrod

A Goldenrod but not actually a member of the large Solidago family, despite the brilliant gold blooms, popularity with a wide range of small critters and a general capacity to carry on, no matter what life throws at them.
These were the first of the Goldenrods, on the sites I care for, that I learned the proper name of. They came to my attention by being among the first plants to make their way up through the big patch of sand left over from the installation of a buried power line a few years ago. Sprigs appeared within weeks, presumably from buried plants, and they meandered across the space, seeming to enjoy the treat of having it all to themselves.
Despite their quickness to wander, they don’t seem to be terribly competitive with other perennial species, popping up in bits here and there where an open space allows but not really crowding anyone.
Not for a gardener who likes everything ‘just so’ and for plants to stay where they are placed, but they really do seem to play well with others in the rural garden and to only just hold their own in the meadow amongst the grasses.
I suspect that they would fit right into a wildflower garden or a low meadow planting, especially one that didn’t come with the rather well established, mostly introduced, grass species that I just keep cutting holes in and tucking native perennials into.
They enjoy sun and haven’t shown any drought stress or any particular need for rich soil.
Heights around 18” to 30” and bloom season runs from late July to late August.