Monthly Archives: August 2009

Family Asteraceae

Yes. The whole family. This family includes many of the most popular garden plants including Asters, Coneflowers (Echinacea), Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia), Silver Mound (Artemisia), Yarrow (Achillea), Daisies (Leucanthemum) and so on. ‘Becky’ Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Becky’) The … Continue reading

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Houseplant I did buy

I’m going to try to limit houseplant post now so I can spend more time with hardy plants (and so I’ll have something for the winter!) but this is a good follow up to the previous post. So instead of … Continue reading

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Houseplant I didn’t buy

Aglaonema ‘Crete’ It’s new and it’s interesting but I’ve decided I don’t really want one. Actually I don’t even think it even looks very attractive… The red doesn’t seem to belong and it’s a little jarring to look at (possibly … Continue reading

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Toad lilies, part 2.

They are lily beetles and they are back. Stay tuned! (Fun fact – Toad lilies are actually in the Liliaceae familiy, unlike daylilies which are not which I guess is why lily beetles attack these and not daylilies.)

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Hydrangea aborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’

With so many people bothering me about the new ‘Incrediball’ hydrangea at work I never thought to check what else was coming down the line in the world of hydrangeas. Then today as I’m counting the stock coming off the … Continue reading

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Toadlilies

August is my favourite month for flowering plants especially in a shade garden. Fragrant hostas have just started flowering (I expect my ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ to open its first flower tomorrow, a H. plantaginea down the road is already open), Hydrangea … Continue reading

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Athyrium ‘Burgundy Lace’

I just got this and I’m super happy about it. I’ve been growing ‘Ghost’ in a bed I landscaped which has been growing well in shade with even moisture so I assume this will need the same. Seems to be … Continue reading

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