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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Linum lewisii
Linum lewisii

Linum lewisii

Linum lewisii

Perennial Blue Flax

A plant that I had assumed was European, then I found out that they are native to the prairies of Turtle Island, and more recently I was quite surprised to find out that VASCAN lists them as a native species to Ontario. So, for those looking for a native blue flower to take the place of the European blue Chicory in our hearts, Perennial Blue Flax is happy to oblige.

These airy plants grow well in garden conditions and dry meadows, tending toward very showy masses of blooms, but a bit of floppiness, in garden settings and a bit more of a restrained showing, although still abundant, and a bit sturdier form, in less rich, drier meadows.

In a garden I would pair them with sturdier species to offer them a bit of support. In a meadow I would pair them with bright yellow coreopsis and orange butterfly weed to create a lovely contrast of colours.

Growing to around 30” tall in the garden and to match surrounding plants in less tended settings, these plants tend to be fairly narrow, unless flopping over as mentioned above.

Blooms appear in late June and last 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the weather and the vigour of the plant. While perennial, they can be a bit short lived so I would suggest leaving seed heads to mature, either so you can gather some seeds to sprinkle in the location that you would like the next generation to appear, or leave the high oil content seeds for wildlife to scatter as they like.

These plants are not pushy and don’t have any tendency to run.

Best in full sun, although I’ve grown them in light shade as well (again, floppy) and average to dry soils.

These plants have been in my garden for a few generations, so I’m afraid that I don’t recall where they first came to me from.