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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.
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.