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

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Grey Goldenrod (Old Field Goldenrod)

2020 was the year that I learned to see the differences in the goldenrod species that grow on the rural land that I’ve been working with the last few years. I learned the traits of six different species, with Grey Stem being both the lowest growing and the one that I suspect would be the least intimidating for gardeners who aren’t entirely confident about including this species in a garden, given Goldenrod’s reputation for taking over all available space.
Individual plants form a small rosette of leaves, no more that 12” across and send up arching stalks of blooms to a height of 12” to 24” in early September in the Ottawa area.
These will grow in garden soil that is on the dry side, but really shine in poor soil and lots of sun. Definitely a plant that I’d recommend for ‘hellstrip’ gardening, especially since they seem to thrive along highway margins, which suggests a degree of salt tolerance.
Given where I don’t see these growing, I wouldn’t recommend them for shaded or damp locations (there are other Goldenrods for those spaces, this family is quite diverse).
Would grow well in a low, dry meadow along with Heath Aster, Pearly Everlasting, Orange Butterfly Weed, Prairie Smoke and Black-Eyed-Susan, among others.