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 

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Iowa Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens ‘Iowa’) – Plant Choice #4 for Embrace Your Space with Monrovia

A Gardener’s Notebook is happy to once again partner with Monrovia Plants as part of their “Embrace Your Space” program.

This was an unexpected purchase, but you can never really be sure what you will pick up once you start walking around the nursery. Plants catch your eye that were entirely unknown to you before.I had heard of Heliotrope before, but had no further familiarity with it. My wife was taken with the leave shape and structure and the small, yet beautiful flowers. I didn’t notice the amazing fragrance until I got up close with the plant when I was taking it to the checkout. Wow! This will be an amazingly fragrant plant to add to the garden. 

I am thinking that this heliotrope will go into an existing rose bed that needs some retrofitting. The sunlight available in that bed doesn’t really provide the correct growing environment for roses anymore. One small trees are now towering Ash canopies over 40 feet tall. Still, there is some sun there, so I am hoping this will provide a little green beneath the roses and a bit of a “dress up” for the bed as a whole.

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Iowa Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa')  - Plant Choice #4 for Embrace Your Space with Monrovia

Iowa Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens 'Iowa')  - Plant Choice #4 for Embrace Your Space with Monrovia

Iowa Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens ‘Iowa’) from Monrovia Plants

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Iowa Heliotrope
Heliotropium arborescens ‘Iowa’

Massive rounded clusters of deep purple, intensely fragrant flowers backed handsomely by foliage with a purple cast. A shrubby evergreen perennial. Excellent as an annual in all climates.

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Here is the Monrovia tag information that came with the plants.

I’ll share my thoughts on our other Embrace Your Space plant choices over the next several days.

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In The Garden…May 11, 2016: Installing Grape Trellis Wires [Video] (4:08)

In The Garden…May 11, 2016: Installing Grape Trellis Wires

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  • Installing wire trellis lines for our new grape and blackberry plants
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In The Garden...May 11, 2016: Installing Grape Trellis Wires

 

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