Saturday, April 21, 2012

Plant Give Away, Too

To add to the plant give away post:

Shasta Daisy,  5/13/2011
      These daisies are probably Shasta daisies, and are right now coming into bloom from the warm spring weather this year.  Enjoys lots of sun.  They self seed freely, and the seed heads are enjoyed by gold finches.  Still lots of clumps at this writing.

Purple Columbine,  5/13/2011
      The purple columbine self seeds, and will pop up in lots of new places.  Does well in partial shade and likes moisture.  I now have some plants that are basically white.  Limited supply of columbine at this writing.

My back yard garden,  7/7/2011
      This shot shows lots of plants that are available.  The tall plants in the background are African daisies.  They grow to six feet by July, and the seed heads are adored by gold finches.  The day lily in the middle of the shot is a solid orange tetraploid.  The clump does spread fairly rapidly, but can be controlled easily by digging out plants to give away.  The lily on the right is a dark magenta color, and the lily in the front is a combination yellow and orange.  Also have some shorter Stella De Oro daisies, a nice compact yellow.

Canna Lily,  7/7/2011

      The cannas have not yet started to grow, but will be six to eight feet tall by July.  This particular variety has a fairly insignificant red flower spike for such a large canna.  Yet it is visited often by our hummingbirds, so I have not switched it out for a showier variety.  I probably have some lambs ear that is in the right foreground.  Interesting leaves, not much on the flowers.  I do have some rose campion available, which has similar leaves to the lamb's ear, but the campion has strikingly beautiful flowers.  The garlic behind the campion is a hard neck variety that is showing the garlic scapes.  We still have beautiful garlic bulbs from last years harvest.  No way that those are available. 

White and Pink Phlox,  July 2011

       The phlox was pretty, but reserved when grown in a fairly shady spot under a maple tree.  When moved to the back garden, it had an explosion of self seeding.  Plenty available.

Black eyed Susan and African Daisies,  July 2011
      Black eyed Susan are in the foreground, with the taller African daisies behind.  The black eyed Susan is particularly drought resistant, and its seed heads are eaten by the finches.
      These are the pictures I could find this morning.  Lots of other things are available, but not yet listed.


  1. I do love columbines! Your garden is so beautiful, George!

  2. George, your gardens are lovely. I do love columbines and should remember to plant some.

  3. I'd love to have a go at those black-eyed susans, but darn the distance!

    1. Maybe we could try a mail experiment. Black-eyed are tough critters. They should survive a trip in mail in my estimation. Let me know if you want to try.

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    1. Cathy, I have admired and enjoyed your blog and pictures. Way on the other side of the world. How neat is all this tech stuff to enhance a hobby and love as old as gardening?

  5. Thank you Clint and Carla. It has been fun for me to blog to create a photo and time journal that I can review and enjoy.