Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

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.

 

 

PLANTMANIA 2017 is OPEN!

Filed under: Uncategorized — annapolisplants @ 3:17 am

collage-2017-03-21Hello Friends,

What a strange March we are having!  Despite the cold nights, my garden is waking up and there are lots of plants looking for new homes.  Please come visit, take a stroll through the garden, and take some plants home with you!
I will be open Saturday March 25 from noon-5pm.
I am always available by appointment — please contact me at audreyplantmania@gmail.com anytime if you need my street address, have questions, or would like to come visit another day.
 Thank you everyone, hope to see you soon!
So far this spring I have potted up these plants:
 

Yellow Flag Iris / Iris pseudacorus October 14, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — annapolisplants @ 5:59 pm

This giant Iris grows to be 3′ tall and blooms in June.  The blooms are a rich, buttery yellow, over handsome sword-like leaves that are a great contrast in the garden.  It can grow in swampy, wet areas, but also thrives in regular garden soil too.  Full to part sun.

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Hardy Pink Begonia / Begonia grandis

Filed under: Uncategorized — annapolisplants @ 5:33 pm

Hardy pink begonia is slow to emerge in spring, with beautifully veined and crinkled, pink-tinged leaves.  By late summer, boy are you glad you planted her.  Blooming in shade, the graceful pink blooms really catch your eye in a time of year when hardly anything else looks good.  I never have to water mine, they thrive without a care.   2′ tall, part to full shade.  Drought tolerant.  Spreads gently into a large clump.
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Sweet shrub / Calycanthus ‘Hartlage Wine’ April 20, 2016

Filed under: Flowers magenta,Shrubs,Spring Interest,Uncategorized — annapolisplants @ 4:51 pm
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Sweet shrub / Calycanthus ‘Hartlage Wine’

This shrub grows beautifully in full sun to part shade, gets 10′ tall x 6′ wide, and is covered with these large, gorgeous blooms in mid-spring.  Totally drought-resistant once established and easily pruned after blooming to a smaller size if need be.