|[ Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius 'Moonraker') | Posted on September 8, 2021 ]
Although I have had it here for over 20 years now, its protected spot soon became too shady so it started running everywhere but still not blooming again. Two years ago I moved a piece to full sun but totally unprotected and now it's back to blooming again! Or is it all because of climate change????
|[ Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Lady in Red') | Posted on May 25, 2021 ]
Am I the last to discover that Lady in Red smells of chocolate OMG?
|[ Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) | Posted on May 7, 2021 ]
Indeed this can be a noxious weed, and we remove any plants we see in the pastures. However, as I grew Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polar Summer' at least 15 years ago I have been seeing various interesting crosses around the garden perimeter. I usually select the one/s with the best foliage and either move them to a 'safe' place in the garden or enjoy them where they are. Last year's seedling that I moved is looking to be a nice one.
|[ Lily (Lilium michiganense) | Posted on April 23, 2021 ]
Now that I am looking for more Lilium michiganense, I'm noticing that where pictures are provided the flowers have a very variable quantity of spots. The one I was given only has spots from the inner two thirds - the rest of the petal is that lovely unspotted red/orange. I'm wondering if the wild populations of this lily are as variable.
|[ Himalayan Geranium (Geranium himalayense 'Derrick Cook') | Posted on February 28, 2021 ]
In my 4b garden I found this cultivar to be VERY invasive with long reaching runners
|[ Siberian Iris (Iris 'Contrast in Styles') | Posted on March 30, 2020 ]
For years now, many nurseries, especially on-line, have been selling Jewelled Crown and calling it Contrast In Style. I would suggest anyone who is interested in having the correct cultivar visit the actual iris registry of each of these cultivars and note closely the two descriptions and the two sets of pictures. One screaming difference is that Contrast in Styles has "light milky blue style arms" which Jewelled Crown certainly does not.