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Getting our new #MonroviaPlants into the ground as part of their “Embrace Your Space” program [Video] [Snapchat]

Getting our new #MonroviaPlants into the ground as part of their “Embrace Your Space” program   In this episode: Some quick Snapchats in the garden as we get our new Monrovia Plants into the ground as part of their “Embrace Your Space” program.  Visit Monrovia Plants at http://DouglasEWelch.com/embrace*  Full “In The Garden” episode coming soon Garden […]

Interesting Plant: Coleus “Redhead”

Coleus “Redhead” Most times, the Interesting Plants I highlight here are those I found somewhere along my Internet travels. This coleus, though, was spotted during a recent trip to the local nursery and it so captivated my wife, we brought it home with us. She was really taken with the color and their habit and […]

Interesting Plant: Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’

Tiarella ‘Pink Skyrocket’ Another Pinterest find from Kelhm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery. There are a wide variety of Tiarella’s available from a variety of vendors, it seems. What are your thoughts on this Interesting Plant? Drop a note in the comments! Discovered via Pinterest Tiarella trifoliata, commonly called threeleaf foamflower,[1] laceflower,[2] or sugar-scoop,[2] is a dicot in the family Saxifragaceae. It is native […]

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 […]

Garden Alphabet: Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea)

Garden Alphabet: Snow Plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) Sarcodes is a monotypic genus of a single springtime flowering plant in the heath family (Ericaceae) containing the single species Sarcodes sanguinea, commonly called the snow plant or snow flower. It is a parasitic plant that derives sustenance and nutrients from mycorrhizal fungi that attach to roots of trees. Lacking chlorophyll, it is unable to photosynthesize.[1] Ectomycorrhizal (EM) symbioses involve a mutualism between a […]

Photo: The Gardens at Lake Merritt via Instagram

The Gardens at Lake Merritt #bw #blackandwhite #garden #nature #naturelover #outdoors #palm #tree via Instagram   Read more on this topic: Photo: Japanese Maple Leaves via Instagram Photo: Lavender 2015 from The Gardens at Merritt Lake, Oakland, California Photo: Yellow Daylily at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California Photo: Pink Geranium (Pelargonium) at The […]

Noted: Ferns: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend via Houzz

Ferns: A Shade Gardener’s Best Friend via Houzz Farmhouse Landscape by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp Architects   Shade gardeners seem to have more garden envy than any group of gardeners I know. They drool over dahlias, linger over lantana and swoon over salvias, knowing deep down that these plants would soon meet their […]

Noted: The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 via Better Homes and Gardens

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014 via Better Homes and Gardens Read More “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.  Find more Noted/Shared Gardening items Read more on this topic: Noted: Public Gardens and Social Media from Garden Rant Noted: The Bountiful […]

Interesting Plant: Caladium bicolor ‘White Queen’

Caladium bicolor ‘White Queen’ Wow! This nearly whit caladium just knocks you back when you see it. I can easily imagine this as a focal point among a shady, green garden. It would attract everyone’s eye, I am sure.    Discovered via Tumblr User, Rita Thomas  A tuberous-rooted perennial most often grown as an annual […]

Interesting Plant: Lovely silver-tinged fern on campus of Oberlin College, Ohio

Update: Francesca H. reports that she believes these plants are Anthyrium niponicum “Ghost” or “Pictum” (Dryopteridaceae). Thanks Francesca! It will be great to have more information when searching for these. I took the opportunity of a college visit with my son to take a lot of photos of the campus and any interesting sites I saw […]