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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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Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

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.