One of the concerns we received about our garden is that our perennial plants are dying, and we want to clarify that they are not. Despite the hail in August and frost this last week, most of our plants have developed well.
We observed new foliage in our dogwood, stinging nettle and Tobacco plants. Evening Primrose, chamomile, and feverfew were blooming. Our grasses are looking fabulous and, surprisingly, there are cilantro sprouts from the seeds we planted! (see pictures below).
Unfortunately, it is not the case for all the plants. As for some plants, you can observe in the photos below that they are not looking well, such as lemon balm, gooseberry, sage, wild mint, and columbine. The recent frosts may have affected some plants. However, remember that after transplanting, the first thing a plant needs to do is regenerate the roots that were damaged in the process (and no matter how careful you are, some roots always get damaged). Good root growth is essential for growth next year. That is why you may think our perennials are dying.
On a side note, we are very excited for the students that joined our gardening club. If you missed the club fair and want to be part of this club, email MaryAnn.McLean@stmu.ca or Kessa.Stuckert@stmu.ca.
We are excited to meet you and start some exciting activities soon!