Archives for Plants

H is for Honeysuckle

Categories: Garden areas and Plants.

H is for Honeysuckle, but it could of been for hollyhocks, heliopsis, hyacinth bean vine, hens & chicks and more.  It’s time for Alaphe-Thursday, when a letter is given and bloggers find all sorts of things that start with it.  I’m trying to choose garden related photos to help me get over the winter blahs! This perennial vine grows up one part of the trellis garden.  It has gorgeous blooms that attract lots of wildlife like butterflies and hummingbirds.  This is a photo from 2011 when it was in bloom in mid June.  You can root this vine from a
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G is for Gerbera

Categories: Plants.

I’ve followed a link party for awhile now, called Alphabe-Thursday.  I thought that over the winter I would join in whenever possible and put a gardening twist on it by showing plants and flowers that start with the letter of the week.  It will be lovely to look through my photo files and choose photos and it will be a great way for me to check out what did and didn’t work in the garden last year.  And it will be a great way to beat some winter blahs while dreaming about gardening. This week the letter is G and
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Miscanthus

Categories: Garden areas and Plants.

We added some new perennial grasses to the garden this past season.  There is a front triangle garden that was full of perennial bloomers like heliopsis, coreopsis, purple coneflower and lots of oriental and asiatic lilies. It was a high maintenance garden.  When I had my knee surgery  in 2011 I knew I couldn’t keep up with the constant deadheading.  And the lilies had those awful red lily beetles that meant “pick and squish” on a daily basis.  With alot of sadness the lilies were dug up and those beetles never appeared again. Here is a photo of the garden
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Golden Goblin

Categories: Plants.

I’ve had blanket flower or gaillardia in my garden in previous years but this year I added the Golden Goblin, a lovely yellow blanket flower.  Despite the very hot, humid and dry season they have done very well. I love the greens as the buds start to form.  Perfect for sharing with Green Day. Mine were all yellow and didn’t have the reddish center as shown on the plant tag.  Which was just fine by me as I love yellow flowers. Even as the blooms finish they are still beautiful.  This plant has been blooming for a few weeks now and
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