Monday, October 2, 2017

Ornamental Grass Hues

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Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

CREATING  a palette of movement


Snowy Plumed Pampas Grass
Sedge, Pampas grass

Burnt Sienna of the Savannah
Ruby grass (Rhynchelytrum, Melinis nerviglumis 'Savannah')


Oaxaca Chocolate Fountain Grass
Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Red rocket')




Prairie Blue
















































Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)





























                                                                                                          
Very, Vary, Variegated Miscanthus
Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'bandwidth')






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Litchi Tomato | Solanum sisymbriifolium

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Heirloom Gardening 

CREATING Old and unusual vegetables and fruit in your garden


The Litchi Tomato 















                                                                          



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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Milkweed for Monarch Larvae

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Gardening for Butterfly Larvae

CREATING a haven for butterflies


Monarch Specific Food


I have milkweed growing in my backyard for the monarch butterfly larvae. You can plant it in the spring from seed or buy it in the spring because many nurseries are now carrying several varieties. 
Local County Extension offices or State Agricultural Schools can offer specific instructions for selecting varieties for your hardiness zone.

Links: Examples by State
California Xerces Society
Michigan
Texas





                                                  






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Friday, September 15, 2017

American Beautyberry | Ombré

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Gardening with Native Shrubs

CREATING a wildlife  habitat

Violet Ombré Berries







           The mature purple berries feed cardinals and finches, and the shrub offers a protective site.                                                                                                 









































Lamiaceae (mint) Family
American beautyberry, Callicarpa Americana
Additional Information:



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Friday, September 1, 2017

SEPTEMBER GARDENS

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tnla dEMONSTRATION gARDEN, HUMMINGBIRD AND A RABBIT  IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY
CROTON AND COLEUS 'TRAILING WEDDING TRAIN' 



SHAKESPEARE, BRONZE SCULPTURE BY GARY LEE PRICE


VERBENA BONARIENSIS FINESSE AND GOLDSTURM BLACK-EYED SUSAN RUDBECKIA FULGIDA SULLIVANTII 'GOLDSTURM




BLACK SWALLOWTAIL ON PINK PENTA





SALVIA MANNEQUIN BLUE MOUNTAIN AND FAN FLOWER SCAEVOLA AEMULA SURDIVAVA FASHION PINK.