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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
*** Update July 18*** In early July I discovered jumping worms in my garden. I am no longer sharing plants that have been in contact with garden soil, even if they were root-washed. All the seed-started plants are safe.***
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 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.
Sale days are over now. Please email me to set a visit time.
All plants are labelled with the species name.
|Agastache nepetoides||Yellow Giant Hyssop||lots|
|Agastache scrophularifolia||Purple Giant Hyssop||lots|
|Anaphalis margaritacea||Pearly Everlasting||lots|
|Andropogon gerardi||Big Bluestem|
|Baptisia australis||Blue False Indigo|
|Ceanothus americanus||New Jersey Tea|
|Clematis virginana||Native Clematis|
|Drymocallis arguta||Prairie Cinquefoil|
|Elymus canadensis||Canada Wild Rye|
|Eryngium yuccifolium||Rattlesnake Master||near-native|
|Eutrochium maculatum||Spotted Joe Pye|
|Gentiana andrewsii||Closed Bottle Gentian||ready in autumn|
|Hypericum ascyron||Giant St. Johns Wort|
|Lobelia cardinalis||Red Lobelia|
|Lobelia siphilitica||Great Blue Lobelia|
|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|
|Salix discolor||Pussy Willow||few|
|Sambucus canadensis||Black-fruited Elderberry||one|
|Sida hermaphrodita||Virginia Mallow||special -contact me|
|Solidago flexicaulis||Zigzag Goldenrod|
|Spirea alba||White Meadowsweet|
|Verbena stricta||Hoary Vervain|
|Vernonia missurica||Missouri Ironweed|