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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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Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England Aster

When Ontario roadsides and fields turn purple and gold in the fall, this Aster is the purple.
Loved by gardeners and pollinators alike, the blooms appear in September and continue to offer up bright colours, pollen and nectar for weeks. Left to their own devices, these will self seed exuberantly, but I haven’t found individual plants to be prone to spreading at a noticeable rate once they reach a mature size of about 24” across. Height is between 30" and 48” in my gardens, although I’ve seen them get taller and floppier in rich soil and/or with irrigation. If they are planted without neighbours, they have a tendency to lean over as they come into full bloom, weighed down by the abundance of their own blossoms. Like most plants still close to their wild roots, these are happy to grow mixed in with other species that enjoy similar growing conditions -goldenrod being an obvious physically, ecologically and aesthetically, supportive companion species. They are perfectly happy in average to dry growing conditions and prefer full sun, or at least 6 hours per day, to set maximum bloom.
Hugely popular with pollinators in general, the patch of these in my postage stamp urban front yard literally hums every fall, especially with bumble bees, a colony that is now into its fourth season and seeming to become more abundant each year.
These continue to feed wildlife into the winter, with finches and redpolls especially enjoying the seeds.