Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Chinese Lanterns / Physalis alkekengi May 11, 2019

This plant is a star in the fall garden, creating the most adorable fruits for including in cut flower arrangements.  White flowers in spring are followed by orange fruits in fall.  Needs at least part sun, and grows about 2 feet tall.  Wanders throughout the garden.  Grows well in any soil, very drought tolerant.

 

White Aster / Symphyotrichum ericoides April 20, 2019

This white aster grows and spreads vigorously into a dense mat of foliage, and is covered in fall with a multitude of tiny white flowers that the pollinators love.  Native, grows in sun or shade.

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Yellow Twig Dogwood / Cornus ‘Arctic Fire’ April 8, 2018

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Awesome color for the winter garden.  Grows 4-6 feet tall but is easily pruned to the ground each spring.  Color is most vivid on new growth.  Lime green foliage and white flowers in spring.  Full to part sun, grows in average soil and also loves moisture.

 

Sweet William / Dianthus barbatus July 19, 2017

This Dianthus is one of my new garden favorites.  A prolific bloomer with an extremely long bloom time (late April – June) make it a star in the spring border.  Since it grows only 12″ tall, it is a fantastic edger along the front of your beds.   Comes in many shades of pinks and whites, and is a pollinator magnet!  Prefers full sun, but grows well in any soil and is very drought-tolerant.

It is also a great cut flower which is long-lasting in a vase.

 

Late Bonaset / Eupatorium serotinum April 22, 2017

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This plant grows for me in sun or shade, in any soil.  Grows to be 3′ tall, covered with white flowers in lat summer that the butterflies and pollinators adore.  Native plant.

 

Bridal veil (Spiraea) March 21, 2017

bridalwreath This shrub is smothered with plumes of white flowers in the spring.  Grows about 4-5′ high.  Part to full sun.  Makes a fantastic cut flower.

 

Harlequin Glory Bower Tree / Clerodendron

This tree is covered with white, fragrant blossoms in the late summer heat of July and August, and the butterflies adore her.  I often see 3-4 butterflies hovering at the same time over this tree.  After the flowers drop, a beautiful red calyx is left behind, often with a blue berry at the center — two seasons of marvelous interest!

Grows to be 8-10′ tall, 5′ wide, requires half to full sun to bloom.  Full sun.  Read more about it here in Fine Gardening Magazine.