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Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’

Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Interesting Plant: Primula ‘Victoriana Silver Laced Black’ Silver and Gold-laced Primroses have been grown in gardens for centuries. This strain produces blooms of deep black-brown with a scalloped silver-white edge and a golden eye. Blooms are fragrant with stems just long enough for cutting, appearing in spring. It’s best […]

Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor

Interesting Plant: Oxalis versicolor Source: bakker-it.com viaDouglas on Pinterest Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Oxalis versicolor Candy cane colored flowers! This beauty has mounds of clover-like leaves. Gorgeous red and white spiral shaped flowers. Fine for gardens or baskets. Grows up to 12″ tall. Prefers full to partial sun. Blooms in summer. Hardy in zones 7-9. — from Direct Gardening […]

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii)

Interesting Plant: Poached Egg Plant (Limnanthes douglasii) Source: plant-biology.com via Douglas on Pinterest Limnanthes douglasii is a species of annual flowering plant in the family Limnanthaceae (meadowfoam) commonly known as poached egg plant or Douglas’ meadowfoam. It is native to California and Oregon, where it grows in wet, grassy habitat, such as vernal pools and […]

Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots

Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots Source: sustainableseedco.com via Douglas on Pinterest   Without perfect soil, traditional carrots can be difficult to grow. They split, they twist, the come to stunted if they meet with the slightest rock or obstacle in the soil. I have been looking at these Parisian-style carrots as a possible alternative. I think […]

Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima

Interesting Plant: Fritillaria imperialis Rubra Maxima By Poco a poco (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons I love this frittillaria. It is so striking in both shape and color. I could imagine one of my triangular beds in the front garden filled with a mass of these, waving in the breeze. From White Flower Farm […]

Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination”

Mentioned during #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Interesting Plant: Clematis “Fascination” More information on Clematis “Fascination”: Clematis “Fascination” from Thompson & Morgan Growing Clematis from White Flower Farms     Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla Lily Black […]

Interesting Plant: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights”

Mentioned during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” More information on Swiss Chard “Bright Lights”: Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” from Territorial Seed Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” from Burpee Swiss Chard “Bright Lights” info from Vegetable Gardener     Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Georgia Rattlesnake Melon Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” […]

Interesting Plant: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon

Mentioned by @joetree415 during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon More information on Dianthus: Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Burpee Seeds Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Sustainable Seeds Georgia Rattlesnake Melon from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick” Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla […]

Interesting Plant: Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick”

Mentioned by @NatraCourtney during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat Dianthus Barbathus “Green Ball” or “Green Trick”  More information on Dianthus: Dianthus from Wikipedia Dianthus Barbathus from Sierra Flower Finder Green Ball Dianthus from BallHort.com  Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Coleus “Religious Radish” Black Forest Calla Lily Black Bamboo Read more on this topic: Interesting […]

Interesting Plant: Coleus “Religious Radish”

Mentioned by @SassyNancy during this week’s #gardenchat (1/14/2013) Download Transcript of this chat   Coleus “Religious Radish” from Proven Winners. (Solenostemon scutellarioides) More information on Coleus:   Previously in the Interesting Plant series:  Black Forest Calla Lily Black Bamboo Read more on this topic: Interesting Plant: Black Forest Calla Lily Interesting Plant: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) Video: […]