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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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Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

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.

$4.00