Category Archives: GARDENING – ORNAMENTALS

Hellebores: A Great Choice for an Early Blooming Evergreen Ground Cover

http://www.postofficefarmnursery.com. au/about-hellebores/growing/ Hellebores:  A Great Choice for an Early Blooming Evergreen Ground Cover HELLABORES:  Can you ever have enough of them?  At ourhomeinthewoods, we have over 500, hellebores, not exaggerating, we really do.  We’re not too fussy about varieties although we … Continue reading

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Fragrant Pink Flowers Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

Last year we were looking for an interesting tall perennial that would do well in a fairly sunny and pretty wet place.  We found an 4 – 5 ft tall herbaceous perennial – Swampy milkweed also known as Asclepias incarnata. … Continue reading

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Amber Jubilee – Fantastic Foliage

Our ‘amber jubilee’ has been in the garden for about a year now.  It’s doing great – growing with beautiful color.  Happy & healthy.  I was exited at finding this plant last year and adding to our collection of ninebarks.  … Continue reading

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Eskimo Sunset Maple Offers Dramatic Pink Foliage

  Eskimo Sunset Sycamore Maple Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’ Eskimo Sunset is one the showiest of maples in our yard.   The variations of oranges and pinks in the leaves make this a striking addition to any garden.  Ours is planted … Continue reading

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Prunella ‘Summer Daze’ – An Unusual Pretty Pink Perennial

Our garden is at it’s best in the early to mid spring. We have been needing to add summer color and have been focusing on adding plants with foliage interest and summer bloomers.   US Plant Patent #19,609 I bought … Continue reading

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‘Common’ Mahonia Deserves Another Look

Mahonia 3-7-2014 Today we had a brief respite between rain and wind storms. As I was strolling the yard making the pre-spring assessment of what needs to be done… a sweet fragrance caught my attention. We love to collect the … Continue reading

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Great New NINEBARK – ‘Amber Jubilee’

The newest ninebark member in my collection is Physocarpus ‘Amber Jubilee’, also known as Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Jefam’.   ‘Amber Jubilee’ ninebark was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.  The queen took part in the ceremonial planting of … Continue reading

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Rhododendron ‘ruby parasol’

It’s funny how many times you can walk past something then one day you actually SEE it.  That’s what happened when I walked through the garden today.   Rhododendron ‘ruby parasol’ is an attractive little background shrub in our garden.  We’ve … Continue reading

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THE TINIEST PERENNIAL IN THE GARDEN… MAZUS

Mazus ‘radicans’ is a really cool, low-growing perennial in the lopseed family, Phrymaceae.  This plant is generally found in damp habitats in lowland or mountain regions of China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  (The previous info courtesy of … Continue reading

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Beautiful Late Spring Primrose – Primula bulleyana

Primula bulleyana is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to hillsides in China. In our garden this grows in a place with no direct sunlight, but bright shade most of the day.  The ground stays pretty … Continue reading

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