Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category
      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...

      All-American Selections  2016
      By lavender at Sep. 29. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Plants, Vegetables

        The All-America Selections organization field tests new varieties each year and have been doing so for the last 82 years. New varieties are entered into the trials by developers and tested against established varieties by amateurs and professionals alike. Their motto is “Tested nationally and proven locally.” This insures that a variety is suitable...

      Plant List for the 2016 Spring Sale
      By lavender at Apr. 30. 2016. with No Comments
      Posted in: Events, Plants

      We currently have over 800 plants. There are 60 irises, 130 day lilies and 92 shrubs/woody plants. There may be only one or two of some of the others or there may be many. There are quite a few native plants and pollinator plants this year. The list is as complete as we can make...


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