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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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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.