|[ Coneflower (Echinacea 'Marmalade') | Posted on May 20, 2018 ]
First year blooming for me, amazingly huge! Has a pleasant fragrance if you get your nose close to the flower. Very pleased with performance, lasting flowers.
|[ Trumpet Vine (Campsis Summer Jazz™ Fire) | Posted on April 30, 2018 ]
Believe it or not, this really is a compact trumpet vine! No suckering, no taking over the fence, and is hummer attractive. Mine is partially shaded by other plants and I have to look for it to see its blooms. A great little plant!
|[ Salvia (Salvia farinacea 'Evolution White') | Posted on December 18, 2016 ]
Evolution White has been a welcome addition in my garden. It is a short-growing and mounded white salvia and blooms all summer. It didn't miss a lick from this summer's drought, continuing to bloom, and it didn't wither away. No drooping leaves to show there was a lack of water. I bought another plant from a local nursery this summer and it was just as tough as the one-year-old specimen.
|[ Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana) | Posted on October 7, 2016 ]
I have this in a northern protected bed and it survived in zone 8a this last winter. This bed gets morning sun and the justicia thrives. Agree with another commenter about stems breaking easily and sprawling. It is easy to root with rooting hormone and potting mix.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Winds on Fire') | Posted on March 15, 2016 ]
I never get tired of looking at this daylily. The foliage is a deep green and has large fans. The 9 inch blooms are an "in your face" size and I find the colors pleasing to the eye. I was given this cv as a gift and it probably wouldn't have been one I would have chosen for myself. Jim Netherton hit it out of the park with this intro.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'When Fortune Smiles') | Posted on March 15, 2016 ]
I am not overly fond of small flowered daylilies and I received this one as a bonus plant. This cultivar has a faint pink blush on the tepals that the description does not tell you about. The blush really makes the daylily pop and makes me glad I kept it. It grows well in my zone 8a.