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Nursery pics

July 14, 2009

Things are looking good!The Nursery

Astilbe, Echinacea and Grasses in Display

The Nursery

The Nursery

The Nursery

The Nursery

Cast stone Raven with Phormium

Great succulents!

New Echinacea varieties

some delights…

July 14, 2009

There are a couple of things blooming in the garden that I really love.  Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Billow’ has proved pretty reliable for us.  We have a plant in the garden that is probably about 10 years old or more.  We find it a more reliable bloomer than Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’, and I appreciate the more delicate blossoms.  We don’t have any for sale at the moment, but we’re due to get them in the end of the month.IMG_9112
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Hydrangea serrata 'Blue Billow'

Another plant that I love has reappeared in the garden this year.  It’s Canada Lily or Lilium canadense, a native lily to Vermont.  Somehow it survived a lot of overgrowth and after two years of clearing, it surprised us- what a nice surprise!

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what’s blooming…

July 12, 2009

We are still in the transition between spring and summer flowering.  There are lots of plants blooming this time of year that we carry in the nursery but that we don’t have in the garden, so I thought I’d touch on some of those in this posting as well as some of the things happening in the gardens here at Rocky Dale.  I hope you find these posts useful as you create or enhance your own gardens.

Salvia sclarea turkestanica

Bloom calendar Rocky Dale Gardens July 12 209
Perennials
Ending In Full Bloom Beginning
Campanula Achillea Agastache
Delphinium Alcea Cimicifuga
Dianthus Astilbe Crocosmia
Dicentra Astilboides Echinacea
Digitalis Astrantia Echinops
Dracocephalum Calamagrostis Eupatoruim
Geranium Clematis Gaillardia
Penstemon Corydalis lutea Goniolimum
Salvia Digitalis Heliopsis
Erigeron Hemerocallis
Eryngium Liatris
Filipendula Ligularia
Heuchera Lilium
Hosta Monarda
Leontepodium Perovskia
Leucanthemum Phlox maculata
Lychinis chalcedonia Phlox paniculata
Lychnis coranaria Rudbeckia
Lysimachia ciliata Sedum
Nepeta
Oenothera
Persicaria polymorpha
Platycoden
Potentilla ‘Arc-en- ciel’
Salvia sclarea ‘Turkistanica’
Semperviron
Spigelia
Stachys monnieri ‘Hummelo’
Synanchium
Talium
Thalictrum
Verbascum
Veronica
Woodies
Ending In Full Bloom Beginning
Cornus kousa Cotinus Aesculua parviflora
Philadelphus Diervilla Clethra
Physocarpus Genista Hydrangea paniculata
Syringa reticulata Hydgrandea serrata
Weigela Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Quick Fire’
Hydrangea petiolaris
Hypericum
Potentilla
Rhododendron viscosum
Rhododendron ‘Weston’s Innocence’
Rosa
Sambucus
Schizophragma hydrangeoides
Sorbaria
Spiraea bumalda and japonica
Stephanandra
Stewartia
Viburnum nudum ‘Brandywine’
Viburnum plicatum ‘Summer Snowflake’
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