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Plants are free for people who:
- are applying for a Monarch Award in 2022
- currently volunteer on public gardens or restoration sites with Environment Hamilton or the Hamilton Naturalists Club
- currently volunteer on public native plant gardens with a local garden club or community group
I may limit quantities or ask for a donation, depending on how many plants you want and the nature of the project you’re doing.
For everyone else, there is small charge per plant or pot. This is to help defray my expenses: triple mix, pro-mix, labels, and costs involved in securing / protecting seedlings. I have not listed the prices because there are too many plants (and I’m way to busy to run this like a regular retail store) and it will vary by size. Most seedlings are in 3 to 4″ pots and these range from $2 to $5 per pot, depending on the species. Small seedlings that are planted 3 or 4 per pot are about $1 per seedling, regardless of pot size.
All plants are either:
- grown from seed in sterile soil-less mix
- dug from my garden, root-washed, and potted into sterile pro-mix or potting mix
The potting mix I use is a blend of sterilized CIL/Premier triple mix, Pro-Mix (sterile) and perlite (also sterile). Normally, sterility is not an issue. But with the arrival of invasive jumping worms in Hamilton, the unintentional transfer of egg cases/ cocoons in garden soil, or any organic matter, is a real risk. I have not seen jumping worms in my garden and I see no evidence of them, but I don’t want to take risks.
I welcome donations, including donations of clean, small pots and trays.
If the provenance of the seed is important to you, let me know. I know the sources of almost all the species offered.
Sales are in-person only– sorry, I cannot deliver. You can visit on a “sale day” or you can make an appointment. Either way, please let me know in advance when you’re coming. My garden is small and I like to be available to each visitor for personal advice and help with plant choices, so I need to avoid crowds. You can also walk through my garden and see most of the plants growing in “real life” in good garden loam.
Once I confirm with you the day / time of your visit, I’ll provide the address. There is usually no problem with street parking. I live in Crown Point (near Gage Park) if you’re estimating driving time.
Sunday June 19, 1 to 3 pm (FULL)
Wednesday June 22, 1 to 3 pm
Friday July 1, 1 to 3 pm
If none of these times work for you, please contact me by email at
and we can schedule a visit at a different time.
If you make an appointment and don’t show up, I will not reschedule.
All plants are labelled with the species name.
|Agastache nepetoides||Yellow Giant Hyssop||lots|
|Agastache scrophularifolia||Purple Giant Hyssop||lots|
|Ageratina altissima||White Snakeroot||few|
|Allium cernuum||Nodding Wild Onion|
|Amsonia hubrichtii||Threadleaf Bluestar||not native (mid-USA)|
|Anaphalis margaritacea||Pearly Everlasting||lots|
|Anemone canadensis||Canada anemone||one left|
|Andropogon gerardi||Big Bluestem||tiny|
|Aquilegia canadense||Wild Red Columbine|
|Arisaema dracontium||Green Dragon||few|
|Asarum canadense||Cda Wild Ginger||few|
|Asclepias purpurea||Purple Milkweed|
|Astragalus canadensis||Cda Milk Vetch||one|
|Baptisia australis||Blue False Indigo||few- very small|
|Campanula americana||Tall Campanula|
|Ceanothus americanus||New Jersey Tea|
|Clematis virginana||Native Clematis|
|Deschampsia cespitosa||Tufted Hair Grass|
|Drymocallis arguta||Prairie Cinquefoil|
|Echinacea pallida||Pale Purple Coneflower|
|Elymus canadensis||Canada Wild Rye|
|Elymus hystrix||Bottlebrush Grass|
|Eryngium yuccifolium||Rattlesnake Master||near-native|
|Eurybia divaricata||White Wood Aster||few|
|Eutrochium maculatum||Spotted Joe Pye|
|Fragaria virginiana||Wild Strawberry|
|Gentiana andrewsii||Closed Bottle Gentian||ready in autumn|
|Hydrophyllum canadense||Cda Waterleaf||few|
|Hypericum ascyron||Giant St. Johns Wort|
|Ipomopsis rubra||Scarlet Gillia||non-native|
California / Texas
|Liatris spicata||Blazing Star|
|Lobelia cardinalis||Red Lobelia||tiny|
|Lobelia siphilitica||Great Blue Lobelia||ready now but tiny|
|Mimulus ringens||Monkey Flower|
|Monarda fistulosa||Wild Bergamot|
|Monarda punctata||Spotted Bee Balm|
|Penstemon digitalis||Foxglove Beardtongue|
|Penstemon hirsutus||Hairy Beardtongue|
|Porteranthus trifoliata||Gillenia / Bowmans Root||near-native|
|Pycnanthemum incanum||Hoary Mtn Mint|
|Ratibida pinnata||Grey headed coneflower||few, larger|
|Salix discolor||Pussy Willow||few|
|Sambucus canadensis||Black-fruited Elderberry||one|
|Schizachyrium scoparium||Little Bluestem||ready in autumn|
|Sida hermaphrodita||Virginia Mallow||special -contact me|
|Solidago flexicaulis||Zigzag Goldenrod|
|Solidago rugosa (from “Fireworks’)||Wrinkle-leaf Goldenrod||few|
|Spirea alba||White Meadowsweet|
|Thalictrum pubescens||Tall Meadow Rue||few|
|Verbena simplex||Narrow Leaf Vervain|
|Verbena stricta||Hoary Vervain|
|Vernonia missurica||Missouri Ironweed|
|Zizia aurea||Golden alexanders|