February, 2006

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Irises Not Going Dormant

In the picture to the right you should see my iris patch. Irises are perennials that grow from rhizomes. They’re very common, I’m sure you know what they look like. In general irises go completely dormant in the winter, that means that their leaves die back all the way to the ground, and then in […]

My Plant Wishlist

One plant I recently became aware of is the Purple Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma). When I first saw it I couldn’t believe my eyes. The berries on this plant were such a vibrant shade of purple it was amazing. In my research I’ve seen it in plant catalogues, on TV, and in amateur photos and it […]

How to Propagate Iceplant

Iceplant is by far my favorite ground cover. It is hardy, quick growing, has attractive foliage, is drought tolerant, and pest and disease free. It also looks like a carpet of blossoms for most of the summer. I plan on writing a very extensive post about iceplant in the future, once mine are back in […]

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