|[ Sargent Crabapple (Malus sieboldii subsp. sieboldii 'Tina') | Posted on April 21, 2016 ]|
I had this tree, but it didn't survive winter 2007 due to extremely late freeze. Blooms much later than other crabapples and is smaller.
|[ Sage (Salvia nemorosa 'Mainacht') | Posted on October 21, 2015 ]|
Can't kill this plant. Grows no matter where: full sun or even in mostly shade! Tolerant of extreme temperature (from negatives to 100+), drought/flood situation. This plant doesn't care! After first flush of blooms, give it a severe trim and you'll be rewarded with a new flush about 6 weeks later. Can get leggy and sprawling, though. It can look like something was lying in the middle of it and squished it flat.
|[ Geranium Rozanne® | Posted on October 16, 2015 ]|
Surprisingly hardy. Withstands cold, extreme heat, drought, and neglect. Bloomed nicely in the late spring, then a second flush in early autumn. Does look a bit scraggly in mid-summer, though. 2nd year in ground - 2015.
|[ White Ash (Fraxinus americana Autumn Purple®) | Posted on October 16, 2015 ]|
A fast growing ash tree. This entire subcategory of trees is under attack all across the nation by the Emerald Ash Borer, so you won't see too many of them anymore. Trees that are not being eaten by the borer are being chopped down by municipalities to prevent the spread, which is a shame as this is such a beautiful tree.
|[ Crenshaw Melon (Cucumis melo var. inodorus) | Posted on July 7, 2015 ]|
Bought a "Santa Claus" melon. White-fleshed and very soft for such a hard-rinded fruit. Sweet, very reminiscent of a honeydew (to which it's related). The skin is VERY thin and VERY tough. It's football-shaped (oblong) and kind of pointy at the ends. The seeds were easily removed with a spoon. Very juicy flesh. Where the seeds were attached, the flesh is orange-ish in color.
|[ Tangelo (Citrus x aurantium 'Ugli') | Posted on June 15, 2015 ]|
From the research I found from "www.ugli.com", this fruit is a hybrid fruit that's a mixture of a grapefruit, an orange, and a tangerine. It's supposed to be able to be eaten like an orange or tangerine, or like a grapefruit. Supposed to be sweeter than a grapefruit. I know that the fruits are very rough-skinned (almost "pebbly"), and they were quite soft in the store. The name definitely fits as these are not attractive fruits. The rind had no smell in the store.
|[ Preston Lilac (Syringa 'James MacFarlane') | Posted on June 5, 2015 ]|
This is a very late blooming lilac. All the French lilacs had already finished blooming when this cultivar finally started to bloom. The blooms are very long lasting on the plant, not sure about cut. Very spicy smelling, almost clove-like. Tiger Swallowtail butterflies seem to enjoy it.
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Jack Frost') | Posted on May 5, 2015 ]|
Just purchased this rose. It smells AMAZING. I hope it'll survive my winter.
|[ Dwarf Lilac (Syringa Fairytale® Tinkerbelle®) | Posted on May 4, 2015 ]|
Purchased this as a 2-gal plant from Home Depot last year. Survived my winter, no problem. I will have blooms this year, but it's such a small plant: only about 18" around. Cute little plant. The pictures I have posted this year (2015) were taken at Nick's Gardens. They had this lilac in a "tree" form (bush on top of a long "trunk" of a stem, not sure how that would survive winters).
|[ Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense) | Posted on October 17, 2014 ]|
Weed that has nasty prickles that embed in your skin. Known as "snakeberries" where I grew up in southern NM because of the "snakelike" pattern on the fruit. Was warned never to eat the fruits as they're poisonous. Don't know if they are, though. Annual plant here in CO.
|[ Giant Hyssop (Agastache pallida 'Tutti Frutti') | Posted on September 21, 2014 ]|
This has been a good producer for me. I planted it in fall 2013, it survived my zone 5 winter, and it bloomed most of the summer 2014. I love this agastache, but I have it in a bad spot, so I never see any hummers, but it smells wonderful!
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Yankee Doodle') | Posted on September 12, 2014 ]|
This rose has an amazing vase life. I cut 4 blooms off my bush and brought them to my office. Regular tap water in the vase, 74degs. Very minor wilting, no shattering. Highly recommended for vases! They've been in the vase for a week now and still look excellent!
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Sundowner') | Posted on August 25, 2014 ]|
Got this, amazingly enough, as a body-bag rose a few years ago. It's finally blooming nicely, but only 1-2 blooms at a time. Beautiful blooms, long vase life, not very thorny. A good solid orange that doesn't fade badly. Survives my zone 5 winters with minimal protection.
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Vineyard Song') | Posted on June 20, 2014 ]|
Overwinters in my zone 5 garden wonderfully. One of the first minis to bloom. Smells WONDERFUL! Very strong fruity fragrance. Adorable little pompom blooms in clusters. Love this teeny rose! The plant itself isn't the smallest, we're talking 2-3' across and about 18-24" tall, but the blooms are about the size of a nickel or smaller.
|[ Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis) | Posted on June 11, 2014 ]|
Planted this 3 years ago (2011). This is the first time it's ever bloomed and I'm not disappointed. Beautiful!
|[ Snapdragon (Antirrhinum) | Posted on June 4, 2014 ]|
This is an interesting plant. I bought it as an annual and it keeps coming back year after year after year. I doubt that it's seedlings, as this year it's blooming a totally different color. Last year it bloomed a deep vibrant magenta, and now it's a reddish orange.
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Sweet Fragrance') | Posted on April 23, 2014 ]|
This year, at the nursery, sniffed 4 different bushes tagged this rose. None of them had any scent. Nor did they look like the bushes last year as the blooms were more coral than apricot.
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Macho Man') | Posted on April 14, 2014 ]|
Love this rose. Compact, not leggy. Pretty generous with blooms. Survives my zone 5 with winter mulch protection. FTW!
|[ Rose (Rosa 'Lagerfeld') | Posted on April 14, 2014 ]|
Every single plant of this I have purchased (all grafted) all reverted back to Dr. Huey. Will try it again in 2015 by ordering one from Palatine. Love this rose. Good vase life, smells wonderful.
|[ Rose (Rosa 'John F. Kennedy') | Posted on April 14, 2014 ]|
Was told by rosarians that this rose would not grow here in Colorado. I planted this rose back in '08. Blooms for me every year. Not very generous with blooms, dies back to the ground every winter, but produces beautiful white blooms every summer. Tolerates poor soil.