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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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Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Not yet ready to go. Will be available for pickup starting June 1st

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower

I’m pretty sure that these are the most intensely red blooms to ever have graced my garden. I’ve found them relatively easy to grow, but I know that this isn’t the case for everyone. They do tend to be one of the shorter-lived perennials, anywhere from 2 to 5 years. The very first one I planted was rather unceremoniously tucked into an unenriched patch of dry shade in my urban yard, after being purchased from a native plant sale before I actually had the new gardens prepared. It grew and flowered anyway, becoming the ancestor of most of the plants pictured here. In general, they seem to like company, rather than any bare earth around them, a half of a day or so of sun, or all-day dappled sun, and either steady or intermittent moisture. They do just fine with seasonal flooding as well. Blooming season is August and they have grown anywhere from 18” to 40” tall, seemingly dependent on the height of their neighbours as much as any other factor.