Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Cercis candensis / Redbud Tree (Native) April 3, 2017

Filed under: Native Plants,Spring Interest,Sun-loving plants,Trees — annapolisplants @ 1:25 am

Native Redbud tree blooms in April 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This native tree grows to be 8-12 feet tall and requires full to part sun.  Smothered in pink flowers in April.  Seen here on the south side of a giant oak tree.

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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.