Here’s a new photo of Phlox paniculata ‘Dunbar Creek’ that’s looking particularly good in the garden right now. I love the recurved petals and lack of mildew.
The little-known South African bulb Ledebouria zebrina sailed through our winter (single digits F) without a scratch and looks great right now. Ledebourias are cousins to the more popular scilla, and this one gives a wonderfully tropical look to the garden. The back of the leaves are striped like a zebra at the base (hence the name). We have not idea how far north this might be winter hardy, but welcome your feedback.
Curcuma longa ‘Snowdrift’ is looking fabulous in the garden now, suffering no damage from our recent cold winter. The is such a great plant for the woodland garden to add a tropical touch. Remember it doesn’t emerge before mid-to-late June.
Due to a delay in posting our July newsletter on the PDN Blog and Facebook page, we inadvertently implied an additional weekend for our Summer Open Nursery and Garden days. Please note that we will not be open this weekend July 25 – July 27, 2014. We are sorry for the mistake and hope you’ll join us for our Fall Open Nursery and Garden days September 12-14 and September 19-21. Be sure to check our website for the latest information on upcoming Open Nursery and Garden days.
Here’s a teaser for the morning. We’ve assembled a rather fun collection of variegated agaves (century plants), and here is a one-of-a-kind mutation we found on Agave ovatifolia, where the chimeral pattern is stable on one side of the plant and unstable on the other side. The next chance to see this in person is when we host the Southeast Palm Society Meeting on August 9. Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.