Plant Availability, May 24

Bowman's root

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Bowman’s Root plants in the nursery.

Not yet in bloom but looking very good: Bowman’s Root (Gillenia trifoliata) and its close relative American Ipecac (G. stipulata). both have starry white flowers and pretty fall foliage colour. American Ipecac ‘s range is further south and west so I expect it to be more drought-tolerant than Bowman’s Root.

A great companion for Bowman’s root is the lovely Wild Geranium.

Mountain Pussytoes are starting in to bloom. This is a very low Pussytoes with grey-pink flowers, very nice for rock gardens.

Mountain Pussytoes in the Rock Garden.

The two smaller wild Irises are budding nicely, little Dwarf Arctic Iris and mid-size Beach-head Iris.

I am a big fan of Spikenard, an imposing plant for shade with a great fruit display in the fall. They were slow to get going this spring, but are now making up for lost time.

By Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens


    1. Yes, I’ll be bringing plants to Britannia again on Wednesday, May 27th. And, On Saturday, June 6th, which would have been the day of the cancelled Fletcher Wildlife Garden Sale, we will be in a private driveway just south of the FWG, behind the Hellenic Centre.


    2. Hi Trish
      1 each of the following please!
      Prairie Smoke
      Sweet Grass
      Cardinal Flower
      Orange Coneflower
      Blue eyed Grass

      Can we set this up as was the first delivery please?
      Same place, same time ????
      Please let me know! TY!

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  1. Can you provide the address of the June 6th sale, and the hours? I yanked out a lot of tick seed and now have a bare spot in my partially shaded, dry limey meadow. Any suggestions?


    1. Hi Tanya, Prairie Smoke is great for a low evergreen plant with early spring bloom and seed interest. Prairie Flax is a possibility. And Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichu laeve).
      We will be at the pick-up location from 10:30 to 12:30 on Saturday. If there is a great deal of interest, we will slot folks into a preferred time slot (so far, not necessary). The location is a private driveway on a road behind the Hellenic Centre. I can send you the exact address with the details of e-transferring.


      1. Thanks Trish, I already have prairie smoke. I have New England Aster but no smooth aster, so I could take a couple of those. I need somthing of mid height, or a grass.


      2. I have some Prairie Dropseed, which is a gorgeous mid-height grass. Send a message on the contact page aout what you woul like to order so I can respond by email.


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