Specimen Acquisitions for our yard

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2006 Spring/Summer season

Using this space to list plants purchased this year -2006;

– Eastern Snowball (bush/shrub) front yard

– Mugho Pine (2) Pumilio mugo pine front raised bed

– Hosta (Honeybells) side flower bed

– Achilbe (2) lower shaded rock garden and new wheelbarrow garden under maple tree

– Poker Plant lower shaded rock garden

– Coral Bells – Lilly of the Valley lower shaded rock garden

– Elephant ear lower shaded rock garden

– Primrose Beauty – Potentilla Futicosa (evergreen shrub/bush – creamy yellow flowers) upper sunny rock garden

– Rock Rose (evergreen shrub/bush) upper sunny rock garden

– Dwarf Periwinkle (evergreen perennial ground cover) upper sunny rock garden meant to trail down by fenceline

– Little Princess Spirea (shrub/bush)

– Hebe (check variety – tag said ‘la favourite’

– Rubus – Emerald Carpet (ground cover – part shade)

– Sedum Gracile (evergreen w/ white flowers, red in summer)

– Nordic Holly (sun – sedum?)

– Southernwood Artemisia Abrotanum (sun, bitter lemon leaves, use in vinegar and salads)

– Sedum Aizoon (yellow flowers 10″ long)

– Wormwood Artemisia – Oriental Limelight (sun 3-4′ tall)

– Ice Plant (succulent purple/pink flowers ground cover) upper rock garden

– Cardinal Flower (perennial, part shade, poisonous)

– Verbena – Homestead Purple (spreading perennial, sun) upper rock garden

– curly grass (name not known, twisty, curly grass like plant)

– Guardian Delphinium (slugs ate it)

– Coleus – three varieties

– Hibiscus – Luna Red (2) (perennial) front window bed

– Sedum – Autumn Joy (2, one in 2005, one in 2006) upper rock garden

– Tree Mallow (evergreen perennial shade, delicate everblooming pink flowers) new shade garden in wheelbarrow under maple tree

– Bleeding Heart (bush) new shade garden in wheelbarrow under maple tree

– Close out nursery sale – Grayland – scented geraniums, peppermint, orange thyme, asters and ? = planted in white stemmed flower pots

– Geraniums (3) in rose pink shades, (4) in gold and rust shades

– Heather (3) upper rock garden, and two in camellia flower bed border

– Spring/Autumn Heather (4) whiskey barrel, indoors, and 2 in camellia flower bed border

– new whiskey barrel = Eucalyptus tree; foxglove; heather; beach transplants; yellow oriental poppy, spring heather

– new whisky barrel – upright = sedums, and surrounded on sides – need central core plant specimens and then extend this part of the growing out of barrell garden into grass yard.

– Eucalyptus tree – front yard

– Rose of Sharon – 5 dry root plants from Mom – not seeing anything

– Pussywillow tree propagation from Mom seems to have taken. She calls it pussywillow tree = ?

– Propagate experiments this year didn’t work out using the root cutting formula. 2 Cotton lavender propagates seems to have taken.

– Lilac tree; lost two trunks over winter and new sturdy trunk is growing up from center

– Fuschia bush cut back severely and did not suffer – can be cut back severely annually

– vegetable garden was a bust this year – slugs!!! Ate 3 plantings of seeds = zuchinni, cucumbers, squash. Beets grew well and big this year. Tomato plants did well enough. Peas and carrots did well enough. Problem = old seeds and driest summer on record with no rain.

– Comfrey/borage planted 3 yrs ago continues to return annually. This year popped up everywhere inside vegetable garden bed and rock garden. Research = these are invasive and impossible to totally rid – underground root spreading system

– Japanese flowering cherry (upright) white blooms

– hybrid – 3 varieties Apple tree


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