Best Plants for 2013

Day 111, Our best northwest plant is Geum 'Eos'

Best Plants for 2013

Glowing color on this little Geum. Growing to about 8".Eos will mix nicely with part sun to sun Heucheras and other colorful perennials. Geum 'Eos' gets bright orange flowers but the foliage color is what makes this one a winner! Perfect for a mixed container or the front of a border. protect from really hot sun in certain areas....no worries here in Washington. 


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Day 110 Thalictrum Best Plant for Today!

Best Plants for 2013
Day 110 Thalictrum Best Plant for Today!

110 may

thalictrum 

Thalictrum can be as short as 1' or as tall as almost 8' This is one of the larger ones. Thalictrum rochebrunianum. Flowers are a lavender color and airy. Foilage is a blue green with new purple stems. Can take sun to part shade. 

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Day 108 Spiraea 'Magic Carpet'

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Day 108 Spiraea 'Magic Carpet'

108 may

spiraea magic carpet

Magic Carpet is a deciduous shrub with outstanding spring and fall color. When small it can look like fire coming out of the ground! A very hardy plant for a sunny to part sun spot. Only gets to about 2' tall and a s wide so it is a great one to tuck in between some evergreens or perennials. 

 

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Day 107 Hosta the rest of the class

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Day 107 Hosta the rest of the class

107 may

assorted hostas

From tiny Hostas like 'Blue Mouse Ears' to medium sized like 'Patriot' at about 2' tall to Empress Wu our choice for Day 106 there are hundreds to choose from. Hardy shade loving perennials. Divide every five years or so. Patriot can take more sun than most. Use sluggo to prevent their fleshy leaves from being chomped by slugs. 
hosta blue mouse ears

Above is 'Blue Mouse Ears' and below is Hosta 'Patriot'

hosta patriot

This hosta is in The Plant-a-Head For Alzheime'rs Memory Garden and needs to be dug up and divided. We will add some good soil and remove the moss when we do this too.
old hosta needs to be divided

 

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Day 106 Hosta 'Empress Wu Enourmous

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Day 106 Hosta 'Empress Wu Enourmous

106 may


hista empress wu

The Empress will grow up to 4' tall and 6' wide and make a HUGE statement in your shade garden. She needs rich, moist well drained soil and lots of water. Lavender flowers too, but who really cares when you have gorgeous and enormous leaves like these!

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day 105 Heuchera 'Peach Flambe' One of the BEST!

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day 105 Heuchera 'Peach Flambe' One of the BEST!

105 may

peach flambe

The color on Heuchera 'Peach Flambe' is stunning! The leaf shape and texture are sublime. The size and hardiness are perfect! I know I am a little crazed about this plant but just look at it. Plant in part sun with Spiraea 'Magic Carpet', Helleborus 'Golden Sunrise' and Euphorbia 'Jessie'.

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Day 104 'Raspberry Shortcake' a dwarf raspberry finally

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Day 104 'Raspberry Shortcake' a dwarf raspberry finally

104 orange again

raspberry-shortcake-dwarf-thornless-raspberry-medium-shot

This exciting new dwarf, thornless red raspberry from the BrazelBerries™ Collection has an endearing, rounded growth habit and is perfectly suited to large patio containers. It will nicely fill out no matter what the shape, or spread slightly in the landscape, and requires no staking! Self fertile, yielding full-sized, nutritious and super sweet berries in mid-summer. This showstopper will be a lovely addition to the balcony, patio, or garden. Deciduous

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Day 102 Hostas 'Marilyn Monroe'

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Day 102 Hostas 'Marilyn Monroe'

104 hosta


 hosta marilyn monroe

Marilyn Monroe' makes a 2' wide hosta clump. She has red petioles that hold the beautifuly wavy-edged, fresh-green leaves! I think Marilyn would be a stunner next to Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'.

heuchera midnight rose 2

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