Category Archives: Plant Focus

2014 07 15 – Digiplexis

Over the course of last winter, I started getting emails and messages on facebook, asking if I was going to have this new plant called Digiplexis. I hadn’t heard of it so I did a quick check online, saw that … Continue reading

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2014 06 04 – Veggies, Rhodos, and Clematis

I obviously haven’t been great about my weekly posts as I had intended this year, but after a few grueling 90-100 hour weeks and some amazing helpers, we’re starting to get caught up after the very late start to the … Continue reading

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2014 – Mother’s Day Weekend

Columbines (Aquilegia) are great spring flowers for the part shade garden. Our native columbine with its smaller orange flowers held well above the foliage is an important early food source for hummingbirds, when there’s not a lot of food available. … Continue reading

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2014 05 01 – Opening Weekend

Spring is finally here, at least I’m hoping so. That was a long hard winter with lots of damage, dead plants, and lowered spirits. I can’t remember a winter that affected my overall mood as much as this one. Getting … Continue reading

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2013 06 20 – Sonic Bloom Weigelas

Every once in a while, a new plant or series of plants are introduced that change the rules. A few years ago, it was the everblooming lilacs that, once established, bloom throughout the summer. Before that, the Itoh peonies that … Continue reading

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2013 05 31 – Orchids

This year’s first run of orchids have arrived and there’s some great ones. A number of them are fragrant. Where I know the variety name, I’ve included it in the description. There are 3 Vandas this year In addition to … Continue reading

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2012 10 27 – Amaryllis

Thought I’d post pictures (compliments of Florissa’s Bulbs) of the Amaryllis varieties we have in. The following are available in mammoth sizes. These will usually produce 6-7 bloom stalks with up to 7 flowers per bloom. There are also large … Continue reading

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