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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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Solidago rugosa
Solidago rugosa

Solidago rugosa

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

Solidago rugosa

Wrinkleleaf / Rough Stem Goldenrod

These are a tall goldenrod, 3’ to 4’-6” in the areas that I’ve seen them, that bloom in late August and into September. Overlapping nicely with the end of the blooming season of Cardinal Flower, as you can see.
While they grow perfectly well in average moisture, or even dry-ish locations, they really seem to thrive in damp, dappled shade. Even the ones I noticed in dry areas were in part shade. The ones growing alongside the lobelia are in an area that floods seasonally and the patch in the background of the orange Jewelweed photo are saturated until mid June each year.
If you have a swale or other damp area that you’d like to convert from turf to pollinator garden, I would recommend this Goldenrod, Great Blue Lobelia, Cardinal Flower, Boneset, Joe-Pye weed, Blue Flag, Swamp Rosemallow, red Beebalm, and Swamp Milkweed for a patch of flowers that would bloom beautifully, coexist well and be a buffet for pollinators and nectar feeders.