Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category
      Madia elegans ‘Tropical Fruits’
      By lavender at Apr. 4. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

          A new plant has come to my attention and I have 50 seeds. Perhaps it isn’t so new as it is a native wildflower found from South Central Washington to Baja California. As an ornamental however it seems to be more popular in Europe than it is in the US. The seeds are...

      By lavender at Apr. 4. 2017. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        The Perennial Plant Association takes it upon itself to choose a plant each year that they designate as the Perennial {Plant of the Year. These are not finicky hybrids. Those that are hybrids like   Helleborus × hybridus (hellebores) are often natural hybrids and nature has bred out the weaker traits.    Generally, it is possible...

      Rose Campion
      By lavender at Nov. 6. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        (Lychnis coronaria) There was a bonus among the magenta rose campion( Lychnis coronaria) this year. A plant that bloomed white/pink appeared. This is rather rare variety of campion known as Lychnis coronaria ‘Alba’. The pink centered variety is known as ‘Angels Blush’. (See end of article for picture of  ‘Angels Blush’) Curiously, there is...

      Update on Yellow Peonies
      By lavender at Nov. 6. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

      We’ve mentioned yellow herbaceous peonies in the newsletter before but just to refresh memories. These hybrids are an unlikely cross between the tree peonies and herbaceous peonies.  We say unlikely because taxonomically they are so far separated that natural crosses are next to impossible. In the early 1900’s an amateur horticulturalist, Dr. Toichi Itoh, began...

      Perennial Plant of the Year  2016
      By lavender at Sep. 29. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants

        The All-American Award Selections will shortly encompass perennials. It will be interesting to see what direction their choices take. For many years we have depended on the Perennial Plant Associations (PPA) for guidance in the choice of hardy, trouble free perennials. This is a professional organization whose purpose is to evaluate perennials with the...


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