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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.
Symphyotrichum cordifolium Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Symphyotrichum cordifolium
Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Some Ready to Go Now, more will be available starting June 1st.

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Heart Leaved Aster

Hairy Beardtongue steals the show in my urban Ottawa garden in June; Heart-leaved Aster steals it in September. It amazes me that this dappled shade loving aster isn’t more widely known and planted. Their foliage is lush green through the summer, even in dry part-shade, the flower buds are delicate and airy and appear in late August and the blooms are showy and covered in happy bees through September, even as the New England Asters in my sunnier front yard have started to shift from providing nectar and pollen and onto growing seed.
These spread slowly to form a patch and are a nice follow-up to the red Monarda that grows nearby. I introduced some Zigzag Goldenrod to the space next to this patch late last fall and I’m looking forward to their combined blooming next September.
These will grow in full sun, but they really thrive in dappled sun or afternoon shade and will grow well in garden conditions, edges of woodlands, partially shaded meadows and fast draining, low nutrient soils. Height is generally between 18" and 36”, growing taller in shadier locations or when alongside taller plants.