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Interesting Plant: Tricolor Beech (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Tricolor)

Interesting Plant: Tricolor Beech  (Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Tricolor) I came across a couple of these trees on our recent Ohio trip and was struck by their beauty every time. According to my reading, they are a bit slow growing, but they would be well worth the time for such a beautiful specimen tree. After only a […]

Interesting Plant: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris)

Interesting Plant: Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) I just did a short video on hydrangeas a few weeks ago, so I was quite surprised when I saw this climbing variety. While regular hydrangeas don’t thrill me all that much, I have become interested in climbers of all types recently including roses, clematis and other vines. I […]

Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’

Interesting Plant: Eremurus ‘Lemon Meringue’ As is often the case, I am struck by a plant for this series simply by the way it looks in pictures. Sometimes those pictures aren’t the most accurate representation of the plant, but they do send me down the road of investigating a particular plant and seeing how it might […]

Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii)

Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) Via PInterest User Mary Derrick Interesting Plant: Lupine “Sunrise” (Lupinus hartwegii) “Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine (North America), is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family (Fabaceae). The genus comprises about 280 species (Hughes), with major centers of diversity in South and Western North America (Subgen. Platycarpos […]

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense)

Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum) I came across this via Pinterest and stored it away for future use. I am always looking for easy care plants that still bring some impact to the garden. Thanks to Pinterest user Janice Meylan for sharing this plant. Interesting Plant: Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense) “Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as […]

Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’

Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ Interesting Plant: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ There are some plants that just look “alien” or painted or Photoshopped, but I have been assured — via many mentions in the coverage of the Chelsea Garden Show — that Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’ is indeed a real plant. It is quite amazing to see bloom with such […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 2 – May 21, 2013

10 Chelsea Gold Medals Awarded this year — more than any other previous year. The gardens did look quite striking this year, so I can’t say it is a big surprise. Here is today’s list of the plants and flowers mentioned during the coverage. With all the focus on the show gardens today, there are […]

Chelsea Garden Show – Mentioned Plants – Day 1 – May 20, 2013

My goodness, the number of plants mentioned in today’s Chelsea Garden Show coverage is likely to keep me busy for the entirety of next year. There is something in this list for everyone, I think — everything from Acer to Dahlia to Pelargonium to Xanthorrhaea. Enjoy your travels through today’s world of plants and tell […]

Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady)

Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Via gardenmuse.wordpress.com Interesting Plant: Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady) Nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist, ragged lady[1]) is an annual garden flowering plant, belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. It is native to southern Europe (but adventive in more northern countries of Europe), north Africa and southwest Asia, where it is found on […]

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)

Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Interesting Plant: Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus) Epiphyllum (pron.: /ˌɛpɨˈfɪləm/;[2] “upon the leaf” in Greek) is a genus of 19 species of epiphytic plants in the cactus family (Cactaceae), native to Central America. Common names for these species include orchid cacti and leaf cacti, though the latter also refers to the genus Pereskia. The […]