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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.
Helenium autumnale Helenium autumnale Helenium autumnale
Helenium autumnale
Helenium autumnale
Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Helenium autumnale

Common Sneezeweed / Helen’s Flower
As seedlings, these were tucked into a bed which had little preparation beyond flipping over the mixed turf to expose the very dry, sandy and silty soil, to get them into the ground over the winter. And there they remained, the surrounding perennial plants, especially grasses, returned, they didn’t get any extra water, since this planting predated the well drilling by two years. And still, they return and bloom beautifully every year. Flowering starts in mid August and carries on into early to mid September. The plants are fairly narrow, not more than about 18” wide, and they grow to 3’ to 4’ tall where they are planted now. They seem to enjoy full sun and have proven to be very drought tolerant.
In looking up the source of their common name (the plants can be dried and powered and used to intentionally induce sneezing, they don’t cause sneezing while growing in the garden) I did come across a note that the plants are mildly toxic if eaten, so probably not one for the school yard, but perfectly fine for most other sunny, dry locations.
If you are planning a mid height, dry meadow, these, Artemisia ludoviciana, Orange Butterfly Weed, Grey Stem Goldenrod, Heath Aster, Verbena hastata and Purple giant hyssop would all be good companions.