Valerian, TGTBT



Growing/ blooming at John McCrae— a see-thru plant, globular, white compound flowers, vanilla scent that lights up my neurons— kill on sight?

Why am I not doing this on a bigger scale?

Lineups of retired teachers, profs and pollinator lovers to pay $4 a pot for :

baptisia australis
native asters— Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, commonly called New England aster, Calico Aster (Aster lateriflorus) ,
Slender Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Zizia aurea (golden alexanders, golden zizia) is a flowering perennial forb
Baptisia tinctoria (common names include yellow false indigo, wild indigo, wild-indigo and horseflyweed)
Tradescantia virginiana Tradescantia virginiana L. Virginia spiderwort, Spider lily Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family) Synonym(s): Ephemerum congestum
Long Beaked Sedge – Carex sprengelii.
Eutrochium purpureum kidney-root, sweetscented joe-pie weed, sweet Joe-Pye weed, gravel root, or trumpet weed
Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea, is a native plant that attracts hummingbirds
Common Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum
Phlox pilosa (downy phlox or prairie phlox)
Rudbeckia fulgida, the orange coneflower or perennial coneflower
Penstemon digitalis (foxglove beard-tongue or talus slope penstemon)
Prairie Sundrops (Oenothera pilosella)
Carex muskingumensis*, Palm Sedge Plant
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Agastache foeniculum
Anemone patens/ Pulsatilla nutalliana
Aquilegia canadensis
Asclepias tuberosa
Ratibida pinnata     common
Veronicastrum virginicum
Chelone glabra
Eupatorium maculatum
Thalictrum sp
panicum grass from divisions
climbing hydrangea from divisions
caryopteris from cuttings
clematis from cuttings
nepeta walkers low from cuttings
prairie dropseed  green roof plant
phlox subulata   green roof plant
myrrhis odorata
Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris
Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis russeliana  jerusalem sage
miss wilmots ghost
north sea oat grass
oudolf Digitalis ferruginea, the rusty foxglove
oudolf phlomis tuberosa
oudolf Veronicastrum fascination, Cimicifuga racemosa, and Epilobium angustifolium ‘album
+++grape vines for cuttings
anemone fom seeds
milkweed from seeds
opuntia humifusa—native cactus

when all was said and done— $103.

My competition on the second Saturday was the Master Gardeners Plant Sale (d’oh!), and the Saturday of the long weekend.It was quiet.

One of my competitors posted all nine plants independently…hmm. there was a CF Fund raiser plant sale— cheap plants, 11 Birch, and the garden in Puslinch— no one doing natives or rarities— lots of hostas, day lilies, sedum, phlox, sweet woodruff, black eyed susan, spider wort….