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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.
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.