WINTER 2017

 NURSERY NEWS

WINTER 2017

 

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

     

BEST WISHES FOR A GREAT GROWING YEAR IN 2017

Happy New Year to everyone!

When the garden is full of snow and ice it's a good time to be planning ahead for next year's growing season.  Our 2017 PLANT LIST is now updated on the website.  If there are specific things you are looking for but not on our list, contact us and we'll see if we can source seeds to grow it.

If you are interested in trays of mixed perennial plugs for Spring 2017 - take a look at our list of available species and contact us so we can reserve them for you.  Some species sell out quickly in the spring so contacting us early is a good idea.   We are happy to make recommendations for your garden and provide you with a quote.

We hope to see you in the spring or summer.

Peter Fuller

   

Erythronium americanum

NEW WORKSHOPS  FOR 2017

We are offering a series of new workshops as well as some favorites from the past.  Join us for hikes around the Quinte area to see native plants in their habitats, or join us at the nursery for practical workshops about pollinator gardens or seed saving.

All workshops are designed for small groups so reserve early.

See the Website for full details

Tue May 16 - Spring Woodland Wildflower Walk
Tue May 30 - Pollinator Garden Workshop
Mon Jun 19 - Wetland Plant Walk
Mon July 3 - South Shore Flowers and Butterflies
Sat Aug 26 - Mini Hypertufa Garden Workshop
Sun Sep 10 - Eastern Ontario Rarities Hike
Thu Sep 21 - Seed Collecting and Saving Workshop
Fri Sep 22 - Seed Collecting and Saving Workshop (repeat)

ARISAEMA (Jack-in-the-pulpit) for SPRING  

We will have available the following tubers for shipping in the spring (Mar-May depending on the weather).  Some of the very early bloomers may only be available at the nursery in pots.  Full details here.
BS=Bloom Size  NBS=Near Bloom Size
A. consanguineum  - large plants, fast growing tubers - @$15 (BS)
A. flavum - smaller, yellow inflorescence - produces a lot of seed -  2 for $16 (BS)
A. fargesii - dramatic large leaves and purple/white striped spathe - @$15 (NBS)
A. triphyllum - native species - early spring - moist soil - 4 smaller tubers for $8
A. amurense - early bloomer - green/white striped - @$16 (BS)
A. heterophyllum - long, curved spadix spring bloomer - @$18 (BS limited)
A. ciliatum v liubaense - increases well - summer blooms - 3 NBS tubers for $20
A. tortuosum - long spadix - summer blooms - Zone 6 - @$19 (BS very limited)
 
Email (info@fullerplants.com) or call (613-968-4643)

  EMPLOYMENT

The nursery is looking to hire an assistant propagator and gardener for spring 2017 (starting mid-April).  This position will provide opportunities to learn and practise propagation for hundreds of species.  Because we are a small nursery, the job also involves most aspects of running a nursery from garden maintenance to dealing with customers.

We are interested in hearing from anyone looking for experience in the horticultural field.

Send inquiries or resume to Peter Fuller (info@fullerplants.com)

The Nursery also welcomes volunteers interested in learning propagation techniques.  We ask you commit to at least 4 days.  Even though we can't pay volunteers, there are always a lot of extra plants around we are glad to give away to volunteers!  Contact Peter (info@fullerplants.com)

COMING EVENTS 

Sat Mar 4 - Quinte West Seedy Saturday (Prince Charles P.S., Trenton - 10am - 2pm) - Fuller Native and Rare Plants will be there with seeds

Thu Mar 9 - Peter will be speaking at the Winter Speaker Series of the Hastings Stewardship Council (Thurlow Hall, Belleville - 7 p.m.)
 
Thu Apr 13 - Peter will be presenting at the Kingston Horticultural Society
 
Thu Apr 20 - Peter will be presenting at the Trenton Hort. Society and Garden Club
 
Sun May14 - Once again we will be a vendor at the Rare and Unusual Plant Sale at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa
 
 

PERENNIAL SEED TIME - START NOW!

     

Now is the time to get your perennial seeds ready for spring germination.  For many native species our default method is to give the seeds approximately 3 months cold/moist.  This doesn't need to take up a lot of room.  A resealable plastic bag with damp vermiculite put in the fridge (with a label!) is all you need to get good germination in April/May either in pots under lights or outside.

Plants in the Asteraceae family (Asters, Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Sunflower, Liatris, Coreopsis, Ironweed, etc.) along with native Prairie grasses only need 4 weeks of cold/moist and can be given this treatment starting mid-March.

A great link for germination advice is the Ontario Rock Garden and Hardy Plant Society website:

http://www.onrockgarden.com/

Merlin having lunch on the front lawn (photo: Keith Gregoire)