|Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus 'Clemson Spineless')
||March 21, 2017: Seeds sown (Planted 5 in west flower bed in front yard.
1 beside the butterfly bush by driveway
1 in the down from the outbuilding bed
3 in the entry flower bed with the camellia,
1 west garden area beside the columbine and 1 in the middle 2 where deer would walk thur by the butterfly tree
3 in the top terrace level in back by the table
1 by the retaining wall behind the lemon tree)
April 3, 2017: Plant emerged (Most of the plants are about 2 " high)
|Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla 'Hadspen Cream')
||It has not grown much. The deer took a couple of bites too. May be too dry. Soil may need some work.||July 31, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchased from Pike was discounted for quick sale.
March 13, 2017: Plant emerged (just a couple of leaves but out of the ground)
|Meyer Lemon (Citrus x limon 'Meyer')
||03/08/17 Pull the tree out of pot to check for root rot. Found 3 huge white cutworms. I pulled the pine cones out of the bottom replace with sweet gum balls (for drainage) put in mushroom compost and slow release nitrogen and blood meal. Moved to full sun. Temp dropped to 37 last night!
3/13/17 Moved into outbuilding for 3 days as temp dropped below freezing.
|May 4, 2013: Obtained plant (Purchased from Pikes. Planted in Large pot. Many blooms and lemons. Gave Pot and Plant to Martha when we moved in 10/2015. She kept it thru the winter and gave it back to me when we returned 7/2016. Did not get enough sun so no blooms. I fertilized and put in good sun this summer but only got one bloom that became a lemon as of 9/12/16)
April 5, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchase from Pikes, contained 2 plants. Separated, gave on to Martha and trimed the other back to tree form. Planted in large pot.)
|Tickseed (Coreopsis Big Bang™ Mercury Rising)
||March 18, 2017: Maintenance performed (Not really sure when I got this. It was here 9/2015 top terrace level in backyard. Covered with good soil in spring of 2016. Never died back completely this winter)|
|Mexican Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Allyson Deep Rose')
||March 10, 2017: Transplanted (Signs of life on all plants in the ground. Nothing from the 2 in the pots. Temp dropped covered with towel)
March 16, 2017: Obtained plant (Not sure when purchased in 2016. Discounted from Walmart.)
|Dahlia 'Boom Boom Red'
||Purchased from Walmart 70% off bulbs in July 2016, planted in pot. Planted in the top terrace of back yard.||August 1, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchased from Walmart 70% off bulbs, planted in pot. )
August 31, 2016: Transplanted (Planted in the top terrace of back yard.)
September 19, 2016: Miscellaneous Event (I see a bloom forming. The foliage is about 2.5' tall.)
March 16, 2017: Plant emerged (I did not cover the new growth and the temp dropped to below freezing for the past 3 nights)
|Dinner Plate Dahlia (Dahlia 'Bristol Stripe')
||Purchased from Walmart 70% off bulbs in July, planted in pot. Planted in the top terrace of back yard.||September 19, 2016: Miscellaneous Event (The foliage is only about 1' tall.)|
|Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus SuperTrouper™ Orange)
||March 19, 2017: Obtained plant (Bought 2 from Pikes. Planted one beside the front door and the other by the front butterfly bush on the road side.)|
|Foxglove (Digitalis Foxlight™ Ruby Glow)
||March 30, 2017: Obtained plant (Planting under Sunroom windows)|
|Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy Mix')
||April 2, 2017: Obtained plant (Purchased (2) 1 gallon plants from Pikes. Will plant one on East side and one under sunroom windows)|
|Gladiola (Gladiolus 'Black Pearls')
||The Glad I have is Black Beauty. They have not bloomed yet. Will get a picture next spring. Purchased from Pikes at 70% off in July 2016. Planted in a pot to see if they would come up.||September 6, 2016: Transplanted (From pot to West side between Aborvitae)|
|Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus murielae)
||March 18, 2017: Obtained plant (End of season bulb purchase from pikes or walmart)|
|Purple Verbena (Glandularia canadensis 'Homestead Purple')
||May 31, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchased from Walmart 50% off - 2 plants)
September 1, 2016: Transplanted (I moved and separated (into 4 plants) the large healthy plant from under the west butterflybush to the East side. I planted on Brenda's side of the wall as of 10/2 still looking good.)
March 16, 2017: Bloomed (All the plants on the east retaining wall are blooming. )
|Verbena (Glandularia canadensis 'Homestead Red')
||July 31, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchased from Pikes 50% off)
March 13, 2017: Transplanted (Moved from front window bed to East side bed. Then the temp dropped below freezing for 3 days. Covered with a towel to save blooms.
Also moved the one by the street farther up on the hill into the sun out of the shade of the Butterfly Bush ( did not cover).)
|Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Aphrodite')
||December 1, 2016: Transplanted (Cut back stalk and moved outside.)
March 18, 2017: Obtained plant (Purchased from Pikes. Had green start showing and some roots. Bloomed before Christmas. Hugh and beautiful. Move outside top terrace...will have late PM shade.)
March 18, 2017: Plant emerged (Several leaves coming up before cold weather in March. )
April 3, 2017: Maintenance performed (2 bud coming up on both sides of the leaves!)
|Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Royal Velvet')
||November 18, 2016: Obtained plant (Purchased from Pikes, was completely bare root, no roots or foliage at all.)
December 22, 2016: Bloomed (Hugh beautiful bloom! Eventually 2 blooms, both hugh...cut and planted outside in top terrace of back yard. Full sun...may be too much sun this summer?)
April 3, 2017: Plant emerged (Leaves are finally coming out of bulb. )
|Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
||March 13, 2017: Plant emerged (growth is showing in pot)|
|Hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'
||I'm not sure this is the right hosta. Mine is round or heart shaped green with yellow edging. The deer ate all the leaves and it did not bloom. 2016 is the first year I've seen it come up.|
|Peruvian Daffodil (Hymenocallis 'Sulphur Queen')
||purchased from Pikes 70% off bulbs
6/2016 planted in pot to see if it would come up
planted under Japanese Maple 9/2016. It bloomed in the pot.
|April 3, 2017: Plant emerged (several leaves showing)|
|Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
||March 9, 2017: Obtained plant (I put several candytuft plants from Homedepot on the east side. They were doing OK but not enough sun. Move to front beside the garage door and out back top row of terracing.)
March 9, 2017: Obtained plant (Bought 3 more plants to add to top terrace level in back.)