Flowering now at Juniper Level is one of my all-time favorite perennials…Campanula porscharkyana ‘Camgood‘. This amazing perennial flowers as well in full sun as in light shade. Best of all, it’s easy to grow and doesn’t run like many bellflowers. I can’t imagine gardening without it. Hardiness is Zone 4-7 at least.
The baptisias are looking fabulous in the garden now. Here's Baptisia 'Blueberry Sundae', a hybrid from Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens. Baptisias are as drought tolerant as catus, but can also grow equally well streamside with their roots in standing water. Here is our clump of Hans' Baptisia 'Cherries Jubilee' with a nice bicolor brown flower.This is Hans' Baptisia 'Lemon Meringue' in the garden...pretty amazing. If you want a more vertical accent, Here is our Baptisia 'Blue Towers' in the garden today. If you have full sun, we hope you'll add these great native plant selections to your garden. Read more [...]
The dwarf native woodland iris, Iris cristata are in flower here today. Iris 'Montrose White' was introduced by Montrose Gardens in NC. Iris cristata is native in shade, but flowers much better when given a couple of hours of sun. Iris cristata 'Powder Blue Giant' is incredibly floriferous in the garden today. These spring flowering groundcovers are just delightful. Read more [...]
Here are our top two performing agapanthus in full flower now...top is Agapanthus 'Stevies' Wonder' and the bottom is Agapanthus 'Ellamae'. We've trialed lots of agapanthus, and these are absolutely the best we've grown, both with 3' tall flower stalks that have been flowering for several weeks and are still growing strong. Read more [...]