|[ Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Big Rainbow') | Posted on October 3, 2017 ]|
Huge bicolor fruits! One slice is perfect for even larger slices of bread. Very meaty and juicy. I recommend leaving them on the vine until more red color shows for best flavor. If you do, best to use them within a day or so.
|[ Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Flambe Red') | Posted on September 20, 2017 ]|
Flambé Red is advertised as a color-changing pansy. Flowers start out as a vibrant purplish-red. As the flowers age the color lightens to almost a rose red. I find both colors to be attractive.
|[ Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Shady Lady Pink') | Posted on September 20, 2017 ]|
Shady Lady Pink has flowers that range from white with a blush of pink to very pale pink. I believe the Shady Lady varieties prefer to be planted in full shade. I have the pink planted in partial shade and it started dying back during the height of summer. The red variety that is planted in full shade has done much better. Neither has bloomed as much as my Tempo series however.
|[ Bellflower (Campanula Fancy MEE®) | Posted on September 16, 2017 ]|
Since I purchased this plant I had it under grow lights indoors. It has been a non-stop blooming machine!
|[ Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana 'Tempo Cherry Butterfly') | Posted on August 12, 2017 ]|
I grew this plant this year and am very pleased with it. Flowers constantly. Has not had any problem with powdery mildew at all. As of early August the plant has formed a nice clump in full shade.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Miss Piggy's Feather Boa') | Posted on July 9, 2017 ]|
I got Miss Piggy's Feather Boa as a gift plant from the hybridizer this Spring. It bloomed for the first time today and I was surprised at how fragrant it is! I'm not a big fan of spidery types but it does make a nice double flower.
|[ Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca) | Posted on June 1, 2017 ]|
The flowers to me smell musty or mildewy. Not pleasant! The plants are quite beautiful though.
|[ Lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon 'Galaxy Mixed') | Posted on May 27, 2017 ]|
Two out of three plants of Galaxy rotted over the summer of 2016. One plant survived and now has buds! Definitely recommend very sharp drainage. Also, do not plant out the first year in areas with cold climates.
|[ Lewisia (Lewisia cotyledon 'Regenbogen') | Posted on May 27, 2017 ]|
Wintersowed these in a jug with gravel at the bottom. Despite lots of rain the seedlings are doing well in the jug. Same variety at the NYBG but at least one plant has died there. A bit worried they might not be very hardy here.
|[ Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana 'Shady Lady Red') | Posted on May 21, 2017 ]|
The top side of the leaves are the typical green but the undersides have dark red blotches. See picture in the database.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Restless Heart') | Posted on May 13, 2017 ]|
I divided Restless Heart in 2015 & moved it to a new spot. Since then it has multiplied nicely. I was surprised since other plants I divided at the same time were set back (no blooms or new fans the next year). Restless Heart didn't skip a beat!
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Pearl Hammond') | Posted on May 13, 2017 ]|
This is one of the few evergreens I have that has lasted several years without dwindling. It has bloomed every other year for me but that is probably because it is in a small, raised bed that is quite crowded now.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Peach Magnolia') | Posted on May 13, 2017 ]|
I suspect Peach Magnolia would do better for me if I moved it to a spot with more sun. I'm not inclined to do it though since I already have several late blooming pastel-colored doubles.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Monkey Giggles') | Posted on May 8, 2017 ]|
I adore this daylily but it absolutely hates my climate. It started as 5 fans in 2013 and is now down to two fans. It still blooms every year though and I love the flowers. The flowers are definitely pink for me. I believe in order to get the neon orange color it would need to be grown in a hotter climate.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Malihini') | Posted on May 8, 2017 ]|
Despite its rather bland description Malihini is a very attractive daylily! I love the colors and the slight toothy edge. It also blooms later in the season which is a plus for me. My only complaint is that so far I have not been able to get any seeds from it. I know it is pod fertile so I'll keep trying.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Business') | Posted on May 8, 2017 ]|
Little Business was one of the first daylilies I bought. I have it planted in my front yard and it is always one of the first to bloom each year. However, the last few years have been tough on it. Late freezes have kept it from performing well for me.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'House of Orange') | Posted on May 8, 2017 ]|
I grow House of Orange in a large, self-watering container and it has done very well for me. It is a gorgeous orange color that is very difficult for my camera to capture correctly. It is one of the few daylilies I have in containers that has bloomed as well as ones planted in the ground.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Holly Hill Reward') | Posted on May 8, 2017 ]|
I've had Holly Hill Reward for over five years. It blooms mid-late for me. For a long time it was one of my latest bloomers.This daylily has survived total neglect and still blooms and increases. It is also pod and pollen fertile. That makes it a winner to me!
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Holly Hill Blazer') | Posted on May 3, 2017 ]|
This daylily is a winner in my book. It will grow and bloom with total neglect! But if you add supplemental watering and some fertilizer it will perform amazingly! I bought this cultivar almost 10 years ago and it has never failed to be one of my best performers. It has increased nicely over the years and has never had any problems that I can think of. I love the bright orange color and look forward to it blooming every year. I will always keep this daylily!
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chicago Petticoats') | Posted on May 3, 2017 ]|
Every year Chicago Petticoats blooms for me yet I can tell it is not happy in my yard. It has barely increased since planting in 2013. It is located in a prime spot in my yard so I expect it to do as well as the other daylilies in the area. It is also not pod fertile for me and barely pollen fertile. As it stands, I expect this daylily to leave my garden sooner rather than later as I have limited space and am getting into hybridizing.