Thursday, May 28, 2009
Lonicera Sempervirens 'Blance Sandman'
Now three years old this Honeysuckle Vine is very grand and anchors one of the gardens. Gorgeous!
There is lots of work to do in the greenhouse right now. We are growing many of the unique plants we are known for so they are available to our group tour customers this summer. The new plants in the gardens are beginning to recover from their initial planting stress and the gardens and containers are beginning to show a lot of color. It's fun to watch the daily changes!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Iris sibiraca 'Caesar's Brother'
These tough little Zone 4 beauties are a special addition to our late spring gardens. The small sized flowers and foliage add texture and variety to our other spring blooming plants. You know it is time to dig and divide these Iris when the center of the clump appears to be dead and the living part of the plant surrounds this area. Dig the entire clump, separate the outer ring into several new plants and discard the browned center portion.
This has been the year to begin my new collection of Begonias and this is a real find! The leaves are as large as a human hand and have an amethyst glow to them. Elegant white flowers tower over the foliage. Begonias make great houseplants during the winter months. This has been a popular plant in our greenhouse this spring!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
FAQ: Gently acclimate your new plants to their outdoor surroundings. On windy days like today set them out for short periods in a protected area until they are used to the outdoors! Water newly planted annuals frequently until their roots are established.
Monday, May 18, 2009
This beautiful Iris greeted me in the garden this weekend!
Friday, May 15, 2009
These gorgeous Anemones give us the gift of their blooms in the spring and the fall!
Tough little perennials that are great additions to the spring garden!
Mother Nature is keeping us on our toes around here! Predicted cold temperatures here tomorrow night are going to force some of our tender treasures back inside for a night!