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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.
Solidago juncea Solidago juncea
Solidago juncea
Solidago juncea

Solidago juncea

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

Solidago juncea

Early Goldenrod

Growing to around 30” tall and blooming in July in the Ottawa area, this Goldenrod shares a similar appearance with Canada Goldenrod, but in a more compact form and a much earlier blooming season.
Most of these photos are of a small patch that has made themselves at home at the end of a row in the vegetable garden, where they attract pollinators of all sorts without expecting much in return for this service.
They haven’t been too adventurous, but that may have more to do with all the foot traffic on one side (the path) and all of the digging on the other side (the garden bed, filled with various root vegetables). According to Google, their tendency to fill available space can be a bit more than some gardens are prepared for.
Their tolerance of dry, low organic matter soil does make me thing that they would do quite well along boulevards, if their height is permitted by local bylaws, or any other locations where soil is well drained and watering intermittent, or not available.
For a dry meadow, up to around 3’ tall, these would mix well with native grasses and Flat-topped white aster (although these grow much taller if planted in higher moisture areas), Orange Butterfly Weed, Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Grey Stem Goldenrod (September blooming, to pick up where the Early goldenrod finishes blooming), Black-Eyed-Susan, Heath Aster, Prairie Smoke and Cylindrical Blazing Star.