Monthly Archives: May 2010

Streptocarpus ‘Purple Pepper’ Flowering

My favourite Streptocarpus is flowering for the first time since we got it. Streptocarpus ‘Purple Pepper’ Love love love the colour and patterning. And there are about 5 flowers per stalk, and three flower stalks coming up.

Posted in Tropical | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Hermann’s Pride’ flowering

My Lamiastrum galeobdolon is in full bloom now (On its way out at this point, Still looking fantastic though). Lamiastrum galeobdolon Closely related to Lamium (Deadnettle), Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Hermann’s Pride’ will grow well in a range of conditions but is … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Hardy | Tagged | Leave a comment

New Plant: Echinocactus horizonthalonius

Echinocactus horizonthalonius I had been considering buying this same species of cactus (for 7x the price in a 6″ pot) a few weeks back but am glad I waited because… Well, 7x cheaper is always a good thing! It is … Continue reading

Posted in New, Tropical | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

New Plant: Bletilla striata

I’ve just planted a Bletilla striata in a shady corner of my garden near my ferns. Bletilla striata The flowers are gorgeous, a really vibrant pink on a flower that is clearly an orchid. Less than half the price of … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy, New | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Adiantum pedatum & Matteuccia struthiopteris

Two of my ferns are Ontario Natives and both are pretty well at their peak right now. Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern) Adiantum pedatum Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern) Both are easy to grow and really brighten up a shady area of … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

New Plants: Iris ‘Gingerbread Man’ & ‘Sinister Desires’

My mom picked up a few new Irises the other day. We don’t really have anywhere to put them (so maybe you can see where I inherited this trait from? actually it’s from both sides) but that’s never been a … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy, New | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trillium recurvatum flowering

Not very showy and now well and thoroughly hidden by its over-achieving neighbours my Trillium recurvatum is flowering. Trillium recurvatum

Posted in Hardy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Plant: Musella lasiocarpa

You may recall I tried a few things from seed a while back? Well never mind all that here’s a plant. Musella lasiocarpa Imagine my surprise as I’m going through perennial availabilities to see this plant. Well I ordered some … Continue reading

Posted in New, Tropical | Tagged | 4 Comments

Persicaria affinis flowering

I’ve had my Persicaria affinis (Dwarf fleeceflower) for a few years now and it has to be one of the most carefree plants I have. Needs next to no work to keep it looking tidy and while it can spread … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy | Tagged | Leave a comment

Wish list addition: Dictamnus albus

I’ve heard of this plant while reading about perennials but hadn’t seen even so much as a picture until earlier this year. I was looking for more info about it when it came to me that maybe there was something … Continue reading

Posted in Hardy, Wish list | Tagged | 3 Comments