Archives For September 2015

Elegant Lady Hybrid Tea Rose

September 22, 2015

This stunning hybrid tea displays classic beauty and radiance through sublime ivory petals overlaid with a clear pink blush. The full buds swirl into large, 4½- to 5-inch, high-centered blooms, each comprised of 26 to 40 petals and boasting a mild yet pleasing sweet, tea-rose fragrance. They stand out beautifully against the healthy glossy, medium green foliage. These gorgeous blossoms will grace your garden in flushes throughout their early summer to late summer season.This tall, upright, well-branched shrub grows to a mature height of 5 to 5½ feet and a width of around 4 feet.

It’s ideal for the garden or large patio containers (containers will require winter protection). ‘Elegant Lady’ is an exceptionally beautiful and renowned hybrid tea rose! This rose performs best in medium-moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained loam in full sun. Water deeply and regularly, preferably in the morning, and avoid overhead watering. Make sure the plant has good air circulation, as this promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps prevent disease. It should be pruned in the spring, with the removal of old canes and dead wood. Cut back canes that cross each other. Gardeners in warmer climates will want to cut the remaining canes by one-third, while those in colder climates will probably need to trim it a bit more.

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Popcorn Flower

September 18, 2015

Viburnum plicatum (Japanese: yabudemari, oodemari), common name Japanese snowball, is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae), native to mainland China, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

Growing to 3 m (10 ft) tall, it is a deciduous shrub. The leaves are opposite, 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and 3–6 cm broad, simple ovate to oval, with a serrated margin. The flowers are produced in flat corymbs 5–10 cm (2–4 in) in diameter, comprising a central cluster of fertile yellowish-white flowers 5 mm diameter, surrounded by a ring of showy, sterile flowers 2–3 cm diameter, which act as a target guide to pollinating insects. The fruit is an ovoid blue-black drupe 8–10 mm long.

Data Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_plicatum

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Viburnum plicatum is a popular ornamental plant, both in its native area and elsewhere in temperate regions. Some of the more popular cultivars are selected for having all of their flowers large and sterile with few or no fertile flowers; their flowerheads resemble a snowball, giving them the popular name “Japanese snowball bush”.

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Pink Camellias

September 17, 2015

Camellia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. There are 100–250 described species, with some controversy over the exact number. The genus was named by Linnaeus after the Jesuit botanist Georg Joseph Kamel, who worked in the Philippines, though he never described a camellia. This genus is famous throughout East Asia; camellias are known as cháhuā (茶花) in Chinese, “tea flower”, an apt designation, as tsubaki (椿) in Japanese, as dongbaek-kkot (동백꽃) in Korean and as hoa tràor hoa chè in Vietnamese.

Of economic importance in the Indian subcontinent and Asia, leaves of C. sinensis are processed to create the popular beverage, tea. The ornamental Camellia japonica, Camellia oleifera and Camellia sasanqua and their hybrids are represented in cultivation by a large number of cultivars.

Data Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia

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Camellias were cultivated in the gardens of China and Japan for centuries before they were seen in Europe. The German botanist Engelbert Kaempfer reported[5]that the “Japan Rose”, as he called it grew wild in woodland and hedgerow, but that many superior varieties had been selected for gardens. He was told that the plant had 900 names in Japanese. Europeans’ earliest views of camellias must have been their representations in Chinese painted wallpapers, where they were often represented growing in porcelain pots.

The first living camellias seen in England were a single red and a single white, grown and flowered in his garden at Thorndon Hall, Essex, by Robert James, Lord Petre, among the keenest gardeners of his generation, in 1739. His gardener James Gordon was the first to introduce camellias to commerce, from the nurseries he established after Lord Petre’s untimely death in 1743, at Mile End, Essex, near London.[6]

 

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Camellias are evergreen shrubs or small trees up to 20 m (66 ft) tall. Their leaves are alternately arranged, simple, thick, serrated, and usually glossy. Their flowers are usually large and conspicuous, one to 12 cm in diameter, with five to nine petals in naturally occurring species of camellias. The colors of the flowers vary from white through pink colors to red; truly yellow flowers are found only in South China and Vietnam. Camellia flowers throughout the genus are characterized by a dense bouquet of conspicuous yellow stamens, often contrasting with the petal colors.[1][2] The so-called “fruit” of camellia plants is a dry capsule, sometimes subdivided in up to five compartments, each compartment containing up to eight seeds.

The various species of camellia plants are generally well-adapted to acidic soils rich in humus, and most species do not grow well on chalky soil or other calcium-rich soils. Most species of camellias also require a large amount of water, either from natural rainfall or from irrigation, and the plants will not tolerate droughts. However, some of the more unusual camellias – typically species from karst soils in Vietnam – can grow without too much water.

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Frankly Scarlet Floribunda Rose

September 16, 2015

The Frankly Scarlet Floribunda Rose was bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary and introduced in the United States in 2007. It was introduced in the United States by Jackson & Perkins in 2008. This rose bold red blooms and an enticing spicy fragrance. It has large double petals about 20 to 25 petals borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered to flat bloom form blooming continuously (perpetual) throughout the season. Frankly Scarlet Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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This rose will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, it is ideal to be pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard.  Watch out for characteristics that may warrant consideration such as disease and insects. This adorable rose is recommended for general garden use, mass planting and hedges or screening.  This rose should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

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Cucamelon

September 14, 2015

Cucamelon (Melothria scabra) also known as mouse melon, Mexican sour gherkin, cucamelon, Mexican miniature watermelon and Mexican sour cucumber is a vine grown for its edible fruit. Fruit are about the size of grapes and taste like cucumbers with a tinge of sourness. It is native to Mexico and Central America and is believed to have been a domesticated crop before western contract started. These doll’s house-sized watermelons taste of pure cucumber with a tinge of lime. Popular since pre-Columbian times, these rampant trailing vines produce a constant stream of fruit throughout the summer, known in Mexico as ‘Sandíitas de Raton’, literally “Little Mouse Watermelons”. Despite their exotic origins and adorable appearance, they are much easier to grow than regular cucumbers.

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Cucamelons can also be treated like a perennial providing you with fruit year-after-year. In late autumn once the fruiting period is over, lift the cucamelon’s main radish like root and store in barely moist compost in a garage or shed over winter. Sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over. Plant out again in early April to achieve early fruiting. Harvest: July-September.

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Julia Child Rose

September 12, 2015

The Julia Child rose was bred by the American Tom Carruth in 2004 and is known in the UK as the Absolutely Fabulous rose. It is a golden butter/gold floribunda rose, named after the chef Julia Child. It was introduced into the United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 2006. This rose has buttery bold blooms and much like Julia Child’s cooking, this rose has a fragrance that delights the senses with its mild licorice scent. This is an excellent flower with buttery golden  yellow 4″ blooms (petals 20+) that is continually blooming.

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The bush grows in height of 26″ to 31″ (65 to 80 cm), with a spread of 20″ to 26″ (50 to 65 cm). It could grow larger in warmer climates. Usually climates with warmer temperatures offer the roses a longer season, thus allowing them to get much larger than they would in a shorter season. The bright green foliage make a nice backdrop for the buttery yellow flowers. It is used in borders, garden beds, containers, and as a cut flower. It is a popular landscaping plant, because of its bright yellow color, disease resistance, and constant bloom.

 

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Drumstick Allium

September 11, 2015

There are many hundreds of Allium species that exist but only a handful have made a name for themselves as garden plants. These adorable ornamental onions distinguish themselves by their great diversity in color, inflorescence and flowering height. All species can be used in the border and certain small species are just perfect for a rock garden and several lend themselves to naturalizing.

The Drumstick Allium is one of the summer-blooming Alliums. It has egg-shaped flowers in summer  that start off green, then bloom and develop to pink and then clover red-purple. The beauty of the small lavender flowerheads of chives have always been a decorative highlight in herb gardens. These plants are attractive in a bed or border, especially peeking up through other plants, such as roses, so that their nondescript foliage is hidden. Their vertical presence and eye-catching flower shape are valuable additions to the garden, and they naturalize freely. The charming purple-red drumsticks bloom in midsummer and then fade as summer wears on.

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This plant requires full to part sun and a well-drained soil.  Alliums can be grown in Zones 3 to 9, depending upon the species and cultivar.  From seed  sow in containers in a cold frame when ripe or in spring. Some Allium take two years to germinate. Remove offsets in fall. Growing drumstick alliums is easy. Water the plants regularly during the growing season, then let the foliage go dry after blooming ends in late summer or early autumn. Allow the leaves to die down to the ground.  Take not of its notable problems: bulb rots in damp conditions, white rot, mildew, rust, smut, and various fungal leaf spots can occur. Onion fly and thrips are also possibilities.

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http://www.brecks.com/product/Drumstick_Allium/Spring_Flowering_Bulbs

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Bolivian Fuchsia

September 7, 2015

Bolivian Fuchsia is a species of Fuchsia native to southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree with toothed, hairy or hairless leaves, sometimes with red veins and terminal, pendant panicles of pale pink to bright pink flower tubes with pale pink to red sepals and red petals in summer and autumn. The pendant flowers are terminal about 2 inches long with pink to vermillion tubes and reflexed sepals. Fuchsias prefer partial shade and should never dry out. They love water and cooler summer temperatures, making them a favorite for the Pacific Northwest. They are heavy feeders so feed with a a quick release, water soluble fertilizer every other week during the bloom season.

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Start planting the bolivian fuchsia start them from transplants around mid-spring. Many gardeners transplant fuchsia around Easter. Normally you would plant 4 to 5 transplants in the average size hanging basket. Planting all of the same variety in one basket makes a much nicer show. Prune back dead or broken branches in spring, especially on plants that were left outside in areas with mild winters. Plants require protection from direct sun and temperatures reaching the mid 90s. The plants are hardy to about 25 for short periods. Propagation is by seed or cuttings. Many consider this one of the most fuchsias. Zones 10 to 11.

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Greenfinch (or Green Linnet)

September 6, 2015

The Greenfinch (or Green Linnet) is a large stocky finch with a distinctly forked tail.  Male Greenfinches are a dull olive-green, with greenish-yellow on the breast and rump, together with bright yellow wing flashes. Adult males also have bright yellow carpal joint (the alula feathers) and yellow to the edge of the tail. Females and immatures are duller in appearance than the adult males, with less yellow visible in the plumage. Juveniles are paler in colour and have streaked plumage. The size of the Greenfinch (similar to a House Sparrow) makes it easy to separate from the much smaller Siskin. Greenfinch is common garden bird, often occurring in large flocks.

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Its diet consists of seeds, buds and berries.They will visit bird tables for seed, but are increasingly happy to perch on hanging feeders containing peanuts or black sunflower seeds, where they often remain for several minutes and sometimes up to half an hour or more. If a feeder contains a seed mix, they will often throw all the other seeds on to the floor so as to get the black sunflower seeds. Greenfinches tend to nest in rather loose colonies, with evergreen shrubs providing perfect sites for the placement of their nest, built with twigs, moss and grass, and lined with roots and hair.
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They are commonly found in woods and hedges, but mostly found close to man on farmland and in parks, town and village gardens and orchards. Only absent from upland areas without trees and bushes.

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The Bella’roma Rose was bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary in 2003 in the United States and was introduced in the US by Jackson & Perkins. It is a hybrid tea rose of pinkish blend with pink edges and yellow center. The name alone lets you know this rose not only has classic beauty, but also boasts a strong, tantalizing fragrance. Its bright yellow pointed buds spiral open to reveal warm yellow petals blushed with varying degrees of pink at their edges. Drenched with sweet antique rose perfume, the heady fragrance radiates throughout the garden and indoors as long-stemmed cutflowers. The flowers have 26 to 40 petals with an average diameter of 4.5″ borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form and blooms in flushes throughout the season.

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Foliage is glossy dark green, covering well-branched, disease resistant plants. It has a height of 135 cm and is USDA zone 6b through 9b.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom and remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you’ll probably find you’ll have to prune a little more than that.

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