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Interesting Plant: Lycoris squamigera (Naked Lady Lily)

Lycoris squamigera (Naked Lady Lily) Several homeowners here in the neighborhood have these lilies and I have alway been intrigued by their alien-looking nature. They are dramatic and striking when they suddenly arise in the garden without any leaves at all. I am planning on looking up some bulbs locally for this Fall’s bulb planting […]

Interesting Plant: Kong Coleus (Plectranthus/Solenostemon scutellarioides “Kong Series”)

Kong Coleus (Plectranthus/Solenostemon scutellarioides “Kong Series”) Coleus is now a defunct latin name for this family, although it is still used as a common name for these decorative shade plants. It looks like recently the genus name was changed, once again, to Plectranthus, so you may find this plants under a variety of names.  Coleus have […]

Interesting Plant: Crassula plegmatoides

Crassula plegmatoides Crassula is an amazingly diverse genus and this Crassula plegmatoides is especially cook looking. This plant seems to be synonymous with Crassula arta, if my research is accurate, and more information can be found under that name. The Pinterest link was originally linked with the “arta” name.  Discovered via Pinterest User Willemijn Derks Crassula is a large genus of succulent plants containing […]

Interesting Plant: Agave victoriae-reginae

Agave victoriae-reginae Another lovely agave which caught my eye as i was scrolling through Pinterest today. “Agave victoriae-reginae lv 2” by Stan Shebs. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.  Discovered via Pinterest User Via Cheryl Northedge Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria agave, royal agave) is a small species of succulent flowering perennial plant, noted for its streaks of white on sculptured geometrical leaves, and popular […]

Interesting Plant: Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana)

Mountain Cornflower (Centaurea montana) Small, blue flower, native to the mountains of Europe that adds interest to any garden.   Discovered via Pinterest User Longsight Nursery and Landscaping Centaurea montana (perennial cornflower,[1] mountain cornflower, bachelor’s button, montane knapweed or mountain bluet) is a species of Centaurea endemic to Europe. It is widespread and common in the more southerly mountain ranges of Europe, but is rarer […]

Interesting Plant: Euphorbia ‘Black Bird’

Euphorbia ‘Black Bird’ A lovely, dark, and somewhat brooding euphorbia for your garden. Discovered via Pinterest User Jade Meador Compact bushy dark purple evergreen foliage even darker if in full sun. Upper bracts of Euphorbia Blackbird are bright yellow-green in spring in glorious contrast to the dark foliage. Makes a good container specimen.Features to Note: […]

Interesting Plant: Firecracker vine (Ipomoea lobata)

Firecracker vine (Ipomoea lobata) A nice replacement for the overly aggressive Morning Glory most plant in their garden. I think this Ipomoea has a lovely look that is completely different from typical morning glory flowers, so it adds some unique interest to your garden.   Discovered via Instagram User PlantADayPic This unusual annual vine can […]

Interesting Plant: Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium Another possibility for a lovely, low water use plant, in the garden. Discovered via Pinterest User Beth Auten Eryngium yuccifolium (button eryngo, button snake-root, or rattlesnake master) is a common herbaceous perennial plant, native to the tallgrass prairies of central and eastern North America, from Minnesota east to Ohio and south to Texas and Florida. It grows to 1.8 m tall, with linear leaves 15–100 cm long but only […]

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’ Wow! I love jewel tone colors in nearly everything and this dahlia knocks it out of the park with its almost black burgundy coloration.  From My Garden: The RHS’s online community for gardeners… So Karma dahlias are not only prolific, and with flowers carried on strong straight stems, but each bloom lasts up […]

New Facebook Page: Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents

I am setting up some pages for various affinity groups based around particular plants or groups of plants, in this case, Cactus and Succulents. Join me here – Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents — on Facebook Additionally, I have also set up Dazzling Dahlias Read more on this topic: Photo: Cactus flowers #orange #cactus #succulent #plant […]