Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kaempferia pigmea

This is another plant I received last month from Gardino. It has recovered extremely well. Kaempferia pigmea When it arrived the only thing visible was a single emerging leaf, white from a month in a box and limp. After watering … Continue reading

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New Plant: Alocasia zebrina

Alocasia zebrina “tigrina” I’ve been eyeing this one for a while now. It went on sale and now it’s mine. Hoping to have good luck keeping off the spider mites this winter.

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Amorphophallus atroviridis

This was one of the plants I received from Gardino last month. Just arrived, already sprouting. Showing the patterened petiole. Leaf uncurling. Detail of the open leaf showing the beautiful pink edges around a dark green velvety textured leaf. I’ve … Continue reading

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Foliage Followup – August 2011

I went out yesterday with thoughts of Bloom Day in my head and just ended up taking lots and lots of pictures of foliage. Agave ‘Blue Glow’ with Agave geminiflora behind. Agave ‘Kissho Kan’ Agave ‘Sharkskin’ with Anacampseros rufescens in … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2011

Kniphofia ‘Papaya Popsicle’ – Still blooming well, the two stalks are nearly finished, one more just showing colour and three green ones coming up. Wasn’t really expecting it to last this long and thrilled that it is. Tricyrtis ‘Tojen’ – … Continue reading

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Plant I.D. – some sort of Papyrus?

This was growing as a weed in one of our grasses. I’ve dug it out and want to grow it but if it’s a bad weed maybe not, otherwise interested in care etc. Edit – while interesting it’s not with … Continue reading

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Kniphofia ‘Papaya Popsicle’

Kniphofia ‘Papaya Popsicle’ New plant. Got it super cheap, hope I’ve got the drainage for it. Tangentially related: At work we sort the perennials by common name. Sometimes this results in unfortunate combos like Peony, Phlox, Pincusion Flower (can you … Continue reading

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Monarda ‘Fireball’

Monarda ‘Fireball’ First I suppose there’s the fact I’ve never seen a fireball that’s hot magenta-pink before. I suppose there’s always a chance the plant I got was mis-tagged but I see some sites out there showing a picture of … Continue reading

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Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’

I suppose I should have taken a picture of the leaves as well. Hosta ‘Fragrant Bouquet’ But it’s hard to focus on anything else with a flower this fragrant commanding your full attention. I suppose I’ll have to divide it … Continue reading

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Two new Agave for the collection

(You know you have too many, or just enough, plants when you start referring to them as a collection instead of “my houseplants”) Agave ‘Kissho Kan’ – I never actually imagined I would find one of these in person. It … Continue reading

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