Archive | November, 2013

Winter sun

21 Nov

So on this, the coldest day so far, this little guy finally decided to bloom. It’s a self seeded Meconopsis cambrica, which usually blooms in spring and early summer, but for whatever reason this seedling decided all out of season to do it now. It has been really sunny the last two days, but frigid. Here at 2:00 in the afternoon and the ground is still crunchy, and there is ice floating in the birdbaths. I don’t think the temps are much over 40 today… Still, this is a bright promise of spring, for the start of our long, cool grey Seattle winters.

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Other plants are also opening their flowers- Mahonia x media ‘King’s Ransom’, and a new flush of flowers on Clematis cirrhosa. Winter is truly here.

In exchange, the frost killed back the flowers and frost bit the foliage on several of the less hardy Salvias, especially all the S coccinea cultivars, and the Phyllis Fancy though the buds look ok, much of the foliage is curled and blackening around the edges. The two remaining Cuphea ignea outside seem to be doing ok though. I covered the one in the rockery with a skirt of leaves hoping to give the base some protection, in case it wants to come back next year, lol.

Definitely time to put the garden to bed for the winter…

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Purchased- November 14th, 2013

15 Nov

Swanson’s-

Mahonia ‘Soft Caress’

 

 

Newcastle Fruit Stand-

5 x Viola x wallichiana (pansies)

1 x Mahonia nervosa

1 x unmarked fern (looks like an evergreen tufted type)

1 x Dryopteris koidzumiana

2 x Huechera americana ‘Marvelous Marble’

3 x Lewisia hybrids

1 x Delosperma cooperi

1 x Delosperma PS001S’ “Fire Spinner”

1 x Trifolium alba ‘Dark Dancer’

1 x random Sempervivum cultivar

1 x Salvia greggii ‘Wild Thing’

 

full flat of plants, on sale half off and with a small flat discount on top of that! Love end of season sales. Just hope they all pull through winter and flower next year 😉

What’s Blooming- November 13th, 2013

15 Nov

Inside-

Abutilon megapotamicum

Callibrachoa ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Cuphea cyanea ‘Carribean Sunset’

Cuphea ignea

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Mary’

Fuchsia ‘Billy Green’

Kalanchoe blossfieildiana

Lantana camara ‘Landmark Peach Sunrise’

Pentas lanceolata

Phaelenopsis hybrids

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Elvis’

Saintpaulia hybrids

Schlembergera hybrids

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’

Strobilanthes dyeriana

 

 

Out-

Achillea millefolium

Agastache ‘Grape Nectar’

Antirhinum majus ‘Rocket’

Aster subspicatus

Ballotta nigra

Camelia sinensis

Campanula persicifolia

Chaenorrhinum origanifolium ‘Blue Dream’

Choisya ternata

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis cirrhosa

Cuphea ignea

Dactylorhiza glomerata

Dahlia (white cactus)

Fuchsia magellanica ‘aurea’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Fuchsia magellanica (Gram’s)

Fuchsia magellanica (Patrick’s)

Fuchsia magellanica ‘(plant swap)

Fuchsiia magellanica (red leaved)

Fuchsia ‘Auntie Jinks’

Fuchsia ‘Display’

Fuchsia ‘Marinka’

Fuchsia ‘Princessita’

Fuchsia ‘Whiteknight’s Amethyst’

Grevillea victoriae

Juncus tenuis

Lavendula angustifolia

Lepichinia hastata

Lobelia erinus

Lobularia maritima

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Nemesia ‘Aromatica White Improved’

Nicotiana mutabilis

Nicotiana sylvestris

Osmanthus delavayi

Rosa chinensis ‘mutabilis’

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Snow Nymph’

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans ‘Tangerine’

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Salvia microphylla ‘Hotlips’

Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’

Stachys coccinea

Tagetes signata ‘Starfire’

Tagetes ‘Disco Orange’

Taraxacuum officinale

Trapaeolum speciosum

Viola adunca

Viola x wallichiana

 

 

What’s Blooming- November 4th, 2013

15 Nov

Inside-

Abutilon megapotamicum

Callibrachoa ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Cuphea cyanea ‘Carribean Sunset’

Cuphea ignea

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Mary’

Fuchsia ‘Billy Green’

Kalanchoe blossfieldiana

Lantana camara ‘Landmark Peach Sunrise’

Pentas lanceolata

Phaelenopsis hybrids

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Elvis’

Saintpaulia hybrids

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’ (self seeded in with an amaryllus!)

Schlembergera hybrids

Strobilanthes dyeriana

 

 

Out-

Achillea millefolium

Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’

Agastache ‘Grape Nectar’

Antirhinum majus ‘Rocket’

Arbutus unedo

Ballotta nigra

Camelia sinensis

Chaenorrhinum origanifolium ‘Blue Dream’

Choisya ternata

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis cirrhosa

Corydalis lutea

Dahlia (white cactus)

Fragaria vesca

Fuchsia campos-portoi

Fuchsia hatschbackii

Fuchsia magellanica ‘aurea’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Fuchsia magellanica (Gram’s)

Fuchsia magellanica (red leaved)

Fuchsia magellanica (plant swap, Patrick’s)

Fuchsia ‘Auntie Jinks’

Fuchsia ‘Display’

Fuchsia ‘Lachlade magician’

Fuchsia ‘Marinka’

Fuchsia ‘Princessita’

Fuchsia ‘Whiteknight’s Amethyst’

Gazania ‘Daybreak Garden Sun’

Grevillea victoriae

Lapsana communis

Lavendula angustifolia

Lobelia erinus

Lobularia maritima

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Nemesia ‘Aromatica White Improved’

Nicotiana mutabilis

Nicotiana sylvestris

Primula aucalis

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Snow Nymph’

Salvia coccinea ‘Tall’

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans ‘Tangerine’

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Salvia microphylla ‘Cerro Potosi’

Salvia microphylla ‘Hotlips’

Salvia ‘Phyllus Fancy’

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’

Tagetes signata ‘Starfire’

Tagetes ‘Disco Orange’

Viola x wallichiana

 

 

 

 

 

Plants Purchased October 23rd and 24th, 2013

15 Nov

Sky Nursery-

Pansys

‘Peacock Red’ winter kale

Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’

 

 

Pacific Natives-

Viola adunca

Cynoglossum grande

(the violet i have tried several times and it doesn’t seem to last long here, hopefully in the sand of the new rockery it will do better. Cynoglossum i have admired in the wild once or twice, but never tried in the garden. Hopefully it will do well, and maybe even seed itself a bit. I wouldn’t mind a drift of it…)

 

Home Depot-

Cordyline (red leaved)

(hoping this is hardy here… at least i didn’t pay much for it.)

 

Newcastle Fruit Stand-

Mahonia nervosa

Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Point Reyes’

Lepichinia hastata

(Lepichina hastata is originally from Hawaii, lol. Will be interesting to see if it is indeed hardy here. I’ve always liked the flowers of the Ceanothus, so hopefully it will do well next to the Grevillea. It should like the spot. Mahonia nervosa may get potted up, or tucked in here and there, haven’t decided yet.)

What’s Blooming October 24th, 2013

15 Nov

Achillea millefolium

Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’

Agastache ‘Grape Nectar’

Antirhinum majus ‘Rocket’

Aster subspicatus

Buddleia davidii ‘Dark Knight’

Campanula carpatica

Campanula persicifolia

Celosia ‘New Look’

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Clematis cirrhosa

Claytonia sibirica

Cuphea ignea

Cyclamen hederifolium

Dahlia (white cactus flowered)

Fuchsia campos-portoi

Fuchsia hatschbackii

Fuchsia magellanica ‘aurea’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Fuchsia magellanica (Gram’s)

Fuchsia magellanica (red leaved)

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Mary’

Fuchsia ‘Auntie Jinks’

Fuchsia ‘Display’

Fuchsia ‘Juellia’

Fuchsia ‘Lachlade Magician’

Fuchsia ‘Marinka’

Fuchsia ‘Princessita’

Fuchsia ‘Whiteknight’s Amethyst’

Gazania ‘Daybreak Garden Sun’

 

Grevillea victoriae

Hypochaeris radicata

Nemesia ‘Aromatica White Improved’

Lantana camara ‘Landmark Peach Sunrise’

Lavendula angustifolia

Lapsana communis

Lobelia erinus

Lobularia maritima

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Mellissa citriodora

Mentha himalayensis

Nicotiana mutabilis

Nicotiana sylvestris

Oxalis nelsoniana

Oxalis triangularis

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Snow Nymph’

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans ‘Tangerine’

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Salviamicrophylla ‘Cerro Potosi’

Salvia microphylla ‘Hotlips’

Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’

Sedum spectabilis ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum spectaiblis (variegated)

Tagetes signata ‘Starfire’

Tagetes ‘Disco Orange’

Tagetes ‘Disco Yellow’

Taraxacum offocinale

Tradescantia zebrina

Verbena ‘Estrella Voodoo’

Viola x wallichiana

 

What’s Blooming- October 15, 2013

15 Nov

Achillea millefolium

Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’

Antirhirnum majus ‘Rocket’

Aster subspicatus

Ballotta nigra

Buddleia davidii ‘Dark Knight’

Calliandra eriophylla

Campanula persicifolia

Chlorophytum comosum

Choisya ternata

Chrysanthemum partheniacum

Claytonia sibirica

Clematis cirrhosa

Cyclamen hederifolium

Dahlia (Bishop type)

Dahlia (white cactus type)

Dicentra formosa

Fuchsia campos-portoi

Fuchsia hatschbackii

Fuchsia magellanica ‘aurea’

Fuchsia magellanica ‘molinae’

Fuchsia magellanica (Gram’s)

Fuchsia magellanica (red leaved form)

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’

Fuchsia triphylla ‘Mary’

Fuchsia ‘Auntie Jinks’

Fuchsia ‘Billy Green’

Fuchsia ‘Juellia’

Fuchsia ‘Display’

Fuchsia ‘Lachlade Magician’

Fuchsia ‘Marinka’

Fuchsia ‘Princessita’

Fuchsia x ‘Whiteknight’s Amethyst’

Gazania ‘Daybreak Garden Sun’

Grevillea victoriae

Lavendula angustifolia

Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’

Medicago sativa

Mentha himalayensis

Mentha piperita ‘Chocolate’

Mina lobata

Nemesia ‘Aromatica White Improved’

Nicotiana mutabilis

Nicotiana sylvestris

Oenothera missouriensis

Oxalis nelsoniana

Polygonum sp

Plantago major

Rosa chinensis ‘mutabilis’

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Snow Nymph’

Salvia darcyi ‘Pscarl’

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans ‘Tangerine’

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Salvia microphylla ‘Cerro Potosi’

Salvia microphylla ‘Hotlips’

Salvia patens ‘Cobalt’

Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’

Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’

Sedum spectabilis ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum spectabilis (variegated, from Heronswood)

Solenostemon scutteleriodes ‘Kiwi Fern’

Tagetes signata ‘Starlight’

Tagetes ‘Disco Orange’

Tagetes ‘Disco Yellow’

Taraxacum officinale

Verbena ‘Estrella Voodoo’

 

 

 

Inside-

Abutilon megapotamicum

Callibrachoa ‘Tequila Sunrise’

Celosia ‘New Look’

Cuphea cyanea ‘Carribean Sunset’

Cuphea ignea

Cuphea llavea ‘Flamenco Samba’

Cuphea llavea ‘Tiny Mice’

Kalanchoe blossfieldiana

Lantana camara ‘Landmark Peach Sunrise’

Lobelia erinus

Lobularia maritima

Pentas lanceolata

Phaelenopsis hybrids

Plectranthus ‘Velvet Elvis’

Saintpaulia hybrids

Salvia coccinea ‘Forest Fire’

Salvia coccinea ‘Tall’

Strobilanthes dryeriana

Tagetes ‘Disco Orange’