FALL 2017

 NURSERY NEWS

FALL 2017

 

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

    

Rock Garden June 2017

We had a good summer this year with plenty of rain and good growth for most plants.  September has been hot and dry so far but seed harvesting is well underway.  We are open on Saturdays in September (9 - 5:30) or by appointment (613-968-4643)

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers this season!  Most helped during spring seeding and potting season.  It was great to meet fellow seedaholics and get to know some great gardeners.  Check the website for volunteer opportunities again in 2018

Peter

   

Penstemon speciosus

PENSTEMONS for SPRING 2018

Our new Penstemon sand bed worked well for propagating a variety of species.  With some snow cover (and no ice storms!), we hope to be able to offer

Penstemon cobaea
Penstemon hallii
Penstemon speciousus
Penstemon grandiflorus
Penstemon nitidus
Penstemon pinifolius
Penstemon whippleanus
Penstemon procerus

If you are interested in Penstemon, contact us in the winter - we're always trying new species

ARISAEMA UPDATE 

  This fall we are offering the following tubers for mail order.  Email us (info@fullerplants.com) with your list for a quote.

Arisaema flavum  - 3 bloom size for $16; seed pack for $3
Arisaema ciliatum v liubaense - near bloom size @$10 or 2/$18
Arisaema consanguineum -  bloom/bloom size @$10 or 2/$18
Arisaema amurense - bloom size @$16
Arisamea fargesii - near bloom size @$16
Arisaema heterophyllum - bloom size @$18

Newsletter specials (very limited quantity - first come - first served)

Arisaema tortuosum - @$18
Arisaema candidissimum - @$20

BIRDS at the NURSERY in 2017

   Eastern Bluebird

We added a few more species to our nursery list this past season.  Because fields were flooded around us well into June we had a number of visiting shorebirds stopping on their way up to the Arctic:  Dunlin, Short-billed Dowitcher, Black-bellied Plover and White-rumped Sandpiper.  A few more warbler species came by during migration:  Northern Parula, Black-throated Blue, and Black-and-white Warbler.  A pair of Clay-colored Sparrows have been in the back lane recently.

  

Dunlin in the back field

Northern Parula

 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)

False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

CARDINAL FLOWERS FROM SEED

Now is the time to collect the dry capsules of Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) and squeeze out the very fine but abundant seed.  Store seed in a paper envelope and place in a sealed container in the fridge over winter.  In March or April sow the seed on the surface of a pot of seeding medium (needs light to germinate).  Place the pot in a plastic bag under lights and keep moist until germination starts.  Remove the bag and keep the pot moist and in bright light.  The tiny plants will take a while to form a rosette of small leaves at which point they can be transplanted into individual small pots (3 or 4in).  Half strength liquid fertilizer (such as fish emulsion) every couple of weeks will help.  Some plants may bloom by the end of the summer although make sure the plant is forming side rosettes of leaves - this will bloom the following year.  Plant out in late summer in a location that receives steady moisture (sun or part sun).  Watch for hummingbirds when the blooms appear!

WORKSHOPS for 2018

We are planning more workshops for 2018 and would like to hear if there are specific topics you would find useful.  We have run pollinator garden and hypertufa mini-garden workshops.  We also offered guided hikes identifying plants in a variety of habitats in the Quinte area.  Watch for more details or send us your suggestions (info@fullerplants.com)