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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Trillium recurvatum flowering

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

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