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[ Yarrow (Achillea Desert Eve™ Terracotta) | Posted on June 25, 2017 ]

I loved this plant until a few years ago when it became so invasive I couldn't keep up with the deadheading.
This plant will fill quite a large area in a matter for three years.
I have been digging it out when I find small plants while weeding.

[ Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Dwarf Silver') | Posted on April 7, 2014 ]

I purchased this plant from Bluestone in 2008.

[ Dwarf Lupine (Lupinus 'Gallery Blue') | Posted on January 20, 2014 ]

This plant only returned one season later. It didnt reseed. I have clay soil and I suppose Lupines in general aren't happy here.
I was disappointed by the plant's lack of longevity.

[ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Mystique Black') | Posted on August 31, 2013 ]

This is the second year for this phlox. I had 6 plants and all but two died the first winter. The last two are struggling here in zone 6a and I doubt one will return next spring.

I haven't seen any increase in plant size or root increasing.
I like the dark eggplant, almost black, buds on the bloom heads. They last a very long time -- thus the Black Mystique name, I suppose.
Alas, when the buds begin to open, they do so at a slow pace and the first few open florets die back before the entire head is open, giving the bloom an unpleasant appearance.
I doubt I will replace these plants if they succumb.

[ Lily (Lilium martagon) | Posted on May 13, 2013 ]

I found the bulb nearly completely emerged in March 2013.
I covered it with a combination of dirt and compost. It put up 4 stems in a month. Now it looks like there will be tons of blossoms.
I will dig and replant in fall.

[ Monks Hood (Aconitum napellus 'Snow White') | Posted on February 16, 2013 ]

This plant blooms from mid June to end of July

[ Species Tulip (Tulipa orphanidea) | Posted on February 10, 2013 ]

Multiplying nicely. Budded stage is my personal favorite

[ Hosta 'Nanna' | Posted on January 5, 2013 ]

I love really small hostas in a container. Nanna is also a fast spreader.

[ Ornamental Onion (Allium 'Forelock') | Posted on November 23, 2012 ]

I have been looking at Google regarding this Allium.
I found only one website with the correct height. They are really tall. Mine reached 57 inches.

After one year I have to say I am disappointed in this plant. In my garden it emerges early and forms a twisted stem. The plants are very tall and need staking.
The bloom is unusual, but the plant is a problem here.
I plan to dig the bulbs and move them to the "ghetto" part of the garden to see if they change.

[ Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) | Posted on October 25, 2012 ]

This is a houseplant in Z6a

[ Sage (Salvia Mystic Spires) | Posted on October 7, 2012 ]

It's the first year for this plant here. It is so beautiful.The deep indigo blue color just can't be believed. It really does bloom long into the season.

[ Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae) | Posted on September 24, 2012 ]

I had a question about trimming my Paddle plant and this was Tarev's reply.

Hi Jo Ann, ...I would think it is best to keep it in its pot for now. Come colder season, it will slow down in growing, and do not water too much, it is so easy for this one to have stem/leaf rot. Just keep it by a warm window. I would wait until next spring to divide it; by then the weather is heading to more warmth. At least your growing conditions are more controlled than mine.

My experience with this plant is that it produces the leaves from the top, the lower leaves die out, and it makes its pups from the base. It hates being watered too much, so a smaller pot is good so water drains out faster. So far, I have not divided mine, coz I grow my plant in a container outdoors. We do not have snow here, just some cold winter rains, and that's when I notice it really hates it. But I keep it outdoors, the rains are of short duration anyways and as soon as it feels warm and dried, it perks up. It turns deep red when under the sun and in the cold and not wet. Beware of snails, they love to make a meal out of it. So during winter my flapjack is such a sorry looking one, but by summer, it is happy again, it kind of trims itself, so I have no need of dividing it. Come warmer months it just stays apple green in color and truly loves the weather and grows actively.

Hope that helps.

[ Japanese Windflower (Eriocapitella hupehensis 'Honorine Jobert') | Posted on September 6, 2012 ]

I love the way the flowers are placed on long stems and blow in the wind.

[ Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa 'Citronelle') | Posted on September 2, 2012 ]

Huge stunning plant when full grown.This one is 4 years old

[ Flapjacks (Kalanchoe luciae 'Fantastic') | Posted on August 6, 2012 ]

Beautiful red edges.

[ Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Giant') | Posted on August 4, 2012 ]

This plant is exceptional as far as color goes. Mine is over 36 inches tall and doesn't spread really fast.

[ Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky™ Summer Sky) | Posted on August 2, 2012 ]

This is the 3rd year in my garden. It spreads nicely and holds a nice group.

[ Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata Top Shelf™ Red Caribbean) | Posted on July 28, 2012 ]

New plant May 2012. Next year at full height, it will be smashing with Satisfaction lilies.

[ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Sherbet Blend') | Posted on July 24, 2012 ]

The online photos of this phlox in bloom are wonderful, and closeups of the blending purple and pale green in each flowerette are wonderful, but in a large clump at a distance of six feet, the whole effect is pale pink.

[ Jonquilla Daffodil (Narcissus 'Bell Song') | Posted on April 20, 2012 ]

I am disappointed in this bulb. It's been 3 years and there is no multiplying.This is a late bloomer and I have seen no increases in stems or plants. Zone 6a or maybe it just doesn't like the part of the garden where it is.

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