FALL 2016

 NURSERY NEWS

FALL 2016

 

 www.fullerplants.com        (613-968-4643)        175 Airport Pkwy, Belleville

    

Like many of you, we experienced a serious drought here at the nursery during the summer of 2016.  Some plants gave up and disappeared while a few performed very well.  We are rebuilding our stocks of some species especially Arisaema,  and so fewer are available this fall.  Sales of spring plug trays have increased and we are trying to increase the number of perennials available in this format.

Thanks to everyone for your support over the past season.

Peter Fuller

   

Clematis fremontii

END of SEASON SALE - ON NOW!

40% off all container stock

September 1,2,3 and 8,9,10

Purchase 3 or more plants and receive 40% off -applies to all container stock (perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees)

FALL HOURS for the rest of September:

Saturdays 9-5:30 or by appointment (613-968-4643)

ARISAEMA UPDATE 

  We had a high demand for our tubers this spring and then a stressful summer for the plants so we are rebuilding our stocks for some species.  This fall we can offer the following tubers for mail order:

Arisaema flavum  - 2 bloom size tubers for $16; seed pack for $3

Arisaema ciliatum v liubaense - 3 near bloom size tubers for $20

Arisaema consanguineum -  bloom size tuber for $16

BIRDS in 2016

   

Northern Flicker

  We were able to add some species to our yard list this past year including Purple Martin, Eastern Wood-pewee, Common Loon ( a flyover), Common Nighthawk, Sandhill Crane, Caspian Tern and Great-horned Owl.  Unfortunately the American Kestrels were not successful with their nest under the eaves even though they hatched 5 chicks.

American Kestrel

 PROPERTY CONSULTATIONS 

We do house calls! 

We offer a range of consulting services to help you identify plants on your property or supply you with lists of plants that suit your situation.  We can also advise on landscaping ideas for gardens, naturalizing or shorelines.  Email or call Peter to set up an appointment (info@fullerplants.com or 613-968-4643)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

DROUGHT WINNERS!

A number of species came through the drought quite well.  We do not water our garden so plants need to be tough.

This summer we were impressed with Sweet Coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa), Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia) and surprisingly, Swamp Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) - it sat there until we got a bit of rain in August and then burst into bloom.

 The real winner, however, was Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta) which sat in full sun in a dry bed and bloomed from June to Sept.

   

                                 Wingstem                                                   Hoary Vervain                                

TREES from NUTS and FRUIT

      

                        Wild plum (Prunus americana)                 Bur Oak   (Quercus macrocarpa)                     Beaked Hazel (Corylus cornuta)

Now is the time to collect nuts/fruit/seeds before rodents and birds get them.

1.  Nuts (Oak, Hickory, Walnut, Hazel, etc.)  Collect as they begin to fall or are easily detached from the tree.  Remove outer husks (not acorns).  Test for viability by placing in water - if they sink, that's good.  Discard floaters.  Don't let nuts dry out for more than a day or two.  Place in bags of damp vermiculite or plant in pots or the ground (you'll have to protect these with rodent-proof wire).  Some species such as Quercus alba will germinate right away and send out a root but then stop.  In November, store the bags in the fridge for at least 3 months.  Outdoor plantings will go through a winter chilling.  Plant in the spring in pots or in the ground (once again beware of rodents!).  Most of these trees will make a tap root but can be easily moved for the first year or two.

2.  Fruits with fleshy pulp (Plums, Viburnum, Elder, Cherries, Chokeberry, Hawthorn, Dogwood, etc.) Mash the fruit in a bag and wash off for small quantities.  For larger lots, grind fruit with gravel in a bag and then swirl in water.  The gravel will sink and you can pour off the pulp and fruit.  You can dry the seed for a day or so and then follow the instructions above for a cold winter treatment (in the fridge or outdoors).  Rodents are especially fond of these seeds.

WORKSHOPS for 2017

We are planning workshops for 2017 and would like to hear if there are specific topics you would find useful.  We have run pollinator garden and hypertufa mini-garden workshops and would consider them again if there is interest.  We are also considering some field trip workshops that identify plants in the wild by visiting interesting sites in the Quinte area.  Watch for more details or send us your suggestions (info@fullerplants.com)