Thursday, June 21, 2007

2006 Specimen Acquisitions

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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