Monday, July 10, 2006

The plansts in my garden

This is a long post, which I don't really expect anyone to read. Is more my way of doing away with thousands of notes on the plants I have and how to take care of them. I will always be adding or deleting the plants that come or depart my garden.

Anise Hyssop - Agastache "Blue Fortune"
Thursday, May 25, 2006
I hope Agastache "Blue Fortune," is as hardy as the tag says it is. Last night i butchered the poor plant into 3 new plants and destroyed most of its root system. Plants make me do that to them. I see them and I can picture them growing into many more plants. It was past 1 am and i kept walking past the plant while cleaning the house in preparations for the weekend.
Expensive plants are supposed to be worth the money because they haven't been stressed and therefore will adapt better to the garden I remember reading in many gardening books. However I find that most plants (weather cheap or expensive) have been fed and exposed to light untill they are ready to bloom and then shipped to the stores for sale in small containers (veal comes to mind.) So finally I stopped in front of the pot and took the plant out of it. It was 100 percent roots, so I took the hacksaw, which happened to be near me and a box cutter. First I cut in half, then i noticed one of the halves was still too crowed, so i made a third cut. The result was 3 new plants with flower buds and very small amount or roots. Then I got stressed out because I only want what is best for the plants, but many times I wonder if I really know what is best.

Bear's Breeches (Acanthus)
Not sure which type I have, but it likes well drained soil and needs about 3 to 4 ours of sun a day. It doesn't like soil that is too wet.
Bee Balm or Oswego - Monarda didyma
Bergamot - Monarda Dimyma
Bleeding Heart- Dicentra
Nanho Putple Butterfly Bush
Royal Red Butterfly Bush
- Nepata cataria
Climatis Ramona
Clematis Festoon Bonanza
Day Lily - Hemerocallis fulva
False Spiraea - Astilbe
Foxglove - Digitalis
Geranium Cranesbill Johnson's Blue
Grape Hyacinth
Lady in Red
Oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangea - Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Arabian Jasmine and Sambac "maid of Orleans"
Night Blooming Jasmine
Cestrum Nocturnum (Raat Ki Rani)
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Ligularia "The Rocket"

Lilac Syringa Vulgaris
Lily of the Valley (CanadaMayflower) - Maianthemum canadese
Lupins - Lupinus perennis
Wild Geranium
Morning Glory
Purple Cone Flower - Echinacea purpurea
purple loosestrife
Strawberry - Fragaria Vesca
Shasta Daisy
Red Fox Spike Speedwell
Trumpet Honeysuckle - Lonicera Semperverens
Trumpet Vine
Tulip Tree
Veronicastrum Virginicum "Fascination"
I have the lilac and the pink versions
Sun conditions: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 4
Origin: Holland.
Flowers: dense spikes of lilac-rose flowers from July to September
Height: 40"
Spacing: 36'
Full Sun shows a picture of the pink version.

Wild Violets - family Violaceae
Yarrow Achillea millefolium (asteraceae)


Blogger meresy_g said...

Haha. That must have taken a long time. Impressive. How do you grow Bee Balm? I keep buying it and it dies. Maybe it likes shade more than I am lead to believe. Some people say it spreads aggessively and I'd like it too, but mine dies out after one or two years.

1:48 PM  
Blogger KitcheView said...

It took ages, I am still not finished. There are about 50 or so more plants I need to include.
Bee Balm likes lots of air circulation, wet soil and sun (Some of the biggest flowers I've seen are along the west side highway where the sun is strong.) I have the red bee balm and the lavendere one, which turned out to be Bergamot.
Now this whole bee balm versus bergamot gets me so confused. If they are the same plant, why does Bee Balm like wet soil, but bergamot likes dry soil. The lavender colored plants I put where the red bee balm stands have nearly died. The ones I put in the dry section of the garden are doing wonderful. Very confusing.

6:26 AM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Mine isn't getting the wet soil I guess. It's a Jacob Cline, so it's a bee balm. I'll move it. They aren't really the same plant, although they both are Monardas. I do have a purple one that is in a dry sunny place, and it does okay for a while but always ends up getting powdery mildew.

6:41 AM  
Blogger pod said...

holy cow

8:35 AM  

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