Monday, February 27, 2012

New Meme: Stephanie looks at plants.

For those of you who have seen Kim Jong-il looking at things, this meme is dedicated to you. After looking through old photos, it has come to my attention that I really look like I'm just inspecting plants at every plant event I go to. Maybe I have issues.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Winter Gardening: Plant Favorites

I figured I would share some of my favorite plants for winter gardening while we're still in the season. I have a few spring plants blooming right now too. I'm not going to include them since they never really went dormant in the first place here.

Hamamelis feuerzauber

Pachysandra procumbens

Nandina domestica

Arum italicum

Helleborus sp

Helleborus sp

Helleborus sp
I've been hesitant to cut back the foliage with all the weird weather we've been having

Pieris japonica 'Cavatine'

 Gaultheria procumbens

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'All Gold'

Skimmia japonica

Psh. I know there are plenty of books out there on winter gardening now, but lets face it. Anyone who says winter gardening is a sham, really just isn't growing the right plants. Corylopsis is probably up next. I can't wait.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Black Cotton Update

After visiting my father over the weekend. I can say for sure that my cotton did produce two cotton balls. Woot! I'll be trying this in the park come spring if all goes to plan. I guess there will be pictures of it under actual cultivation, rather than the plant and abandon method I tried at the property.