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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.
Monarda punctataMonarda punctata
Monarda punctata
Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

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

Monarda punctata

Spotted Beebalm / Spotted Horsemint
A Monarda of another colour…
The blossoms of this monarda are pale yellow, spotted with rust, which is the source of their common name. They begin to bloom in late July, starting with the clusters of buds closer to the base of the blooming stem, while new bunches of flower buds continue to form at the top of the stem. Each layer of blooms rests on a whorl of white or pink bracts. Flowering season stretches to as long as six weeks and the bracts retain their colour through to the fall.
In my experience, this Monarda isn’t inclined to spread through their root systems, like many other members of the Mint family do. Instead, they spread through seeding, which is something that I am happy for, since they seem to be biennial in my garden, although I’ve read descriptions that indicate that they are sometimes short-lived perennials. Seedling success rates seem to be moderate enough that these are unlikely to become challenging in most garden conditions.
Equally happy in full sun and part shade, I haven’t seen these troubled by mildew, even in dry conditions. Their height has been roughly 18”, give or take 6”, with a similar spread.