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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.
Verbena hastata Verbena hastata
Verbena hastata
Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Some ready to go now, more available starting June 1st

Verbena hastata

Blue Vervain

Another native plant that simply arrived in the garden one day. -One of the many benefits of only pulling the ‘weeds’ once I know who they area.
They grow to around 30” to 50” in the urban garden beds or the country vegetable garden. In the dry meadow they are a bit less vigorous, reaching around 18” to 30”.
The candelabra of little purple-blue flowers are an early July to early August affair, working their way up from bottom to top like a slow burning firework. The pollinators seem to enjoy the blooms and various small critters dine on tiny bites of their leaves, which the plants don’t seem to be fussed by at all. These Verbena really don’t seem to expect anything of me, care wise. I do gather and distribute their seeds though. I like to share the joy.
With their variable height, I suspect that these would exceed 5’ in a mixed, wet meadow setting, since moisture levels seem to be the primary factor in exuberance of growth.
Much like Rudbeckia hirta, these can bloom in the first year from seed, especially if started a bit early and then transplanted to the garden when the weather warms.
I’d say that these would easily blend into a perennial border or English style garden. They also do very well in waterside restoration plantings.