PLANTMANIA 2017 is OPEN! March 21, 2017
Yellow Flag Iris / Iris pseudacorus October 14, 2016
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.
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.
Sweet shrub / Calycanthus ‘Hartlage Wine’ April 20, 2016
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.
Euphorbia Robbiae / Wood spurge April 12, 2016
Awesome evergreen groundcover for dry shade. Spreads gently into a mass of beautiful yellow “blooms” (they’re really bracts, not blooms) in spring over lustrous dark foliage. Great for cut flower arrangements. Did I mention she’s green all winter? Completely carefree once established.
Golden Aaron’s Beard / Hypericum ‘Brigadoon’ March 25, 2016
This marvelous little plant glows golden. It loves a spot in part sun, and is a great edging plant. The golden color brightens your garden from spring and lasts almost all winter before it ought to be sheered back to the ground to promote new growth. Truly one of my favorite foliage plants in the garden. Part sun, 10″ high, fantastic in cut arrangements.
One of the most colorful bloomers in the late summer garden, bees flock to the spikes of pale purple flowers for one more shot pollen before autumn comes. Spreads at a medium rate into a large mass of color, for a smashing display in your flower bed.
Full to part sun, 24″ tall.