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October 16th, 2012 at 7:57 am

Some Planting

in: Gardening

Planted 9/17/12

Parfianka Pomegranate

Parfianka Pomegranate
I really like gerbera daisies.
I really like gerbera daisies.
I really like gerbera daisies.

Euphorbia cyparissias "Fen's Ruby"
Euphorbia cyparissias “Fen’s Ruby” (aka Cypress Spurge)
Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Native of Europe. Branching with bronzy colored leaves. Good woodland, rock garden, border and groundcover plant. Re-seeds freely. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Size: to 12″ x 12″ Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

English Thyme
Thyme ‘English’ (Thymus vulgaris)
An attractive perennial, semi-woody shrub with dark green leaves and
pale pink flowers that are produced in summer. The fresh leaves can
be harvested throughout the summer, but the flavor is best just before
flowering. Use to flavor meat, poultry, and fish dishes. Commonly
used in marinades, oils, vinegars, herb butters, and cottage cheeses.
Ruby’s Tuesday Dianthus
Full to Part Sun 10-14″
Dianthus hybrid
Berggarten Sage
Large round leaves, good for culinary use.
Lush growth habit, easy to maintain.
Full Sun, good drainage.

Ha, ha, good drainage!

Young leaves taste like celery.
Used in salads, potato, and
poultry dishes.

California Fuchsia
Epilobium canum ‘Chaparral Silver’
Bloom Time: blooms late summer
Exposure: sun or partial sun
Water: 2-3 times per week to establish; drought tolerant once established
Height: 18″ space 12″
Hardiness: USDA 3 to 8 (uh-oh I”m in 9.)
California native perennial will brighten the late season garden. Sizzling red trumpet flowers contrast strikingly against the silver blue foliage. Attracts hummingbirds.

White Sage (Salvia Aplana)
California native shrub with aromatic silvery leaves. Use for incense, clearing cermony. 4 ft.
Lysimachia 'Goldii'
Lysimachia ‘Goldii’ (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Goldii’)
A mat-forming perennial plant with golden, trailing foliage that can be quite stunning,
cascading over walls during the warmer months. Ease to please, this low growing plant
thrives in full sun or semi-shade. Lysimachia ‘Goldii’ will add its golden touch to
hanging baskets and pots and can be used as a groundcover. Apply liquid fertilizer
regularly for best results and keep moist in dry weather.

Once established, let soil dry out between watering to prevent rot or diseases.
To prolong flowering, pick spent flowers and feed regularly.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
A small shrubby herb with very attractive, lemon scented leaves and small white flowers
in summer. The leaves are used fresh to make teas and can be added to salads and
stuffings. The dried leaves can be used to in potpourri. Grow in full sun in well drained
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
A small, spreading aromatic herb with fine almost fern like foliage and
attractive white and yellow, daisy-like flowers in summer. The leaves
and flowers have a sweet, mild flavour when used to make herbal tea.
Grow in a sunny position in well drained soil.
Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward'
Achillea x lewisii ‘King Edward’
Woolly or dwarf yarrow, milfoil
Perennial Herb: Semi-evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer, fire, heat,
coast, and poor soil. NO heavy, wet soil. Somewhat gopher
resistant. Good ground cover, edging, rock garden, pot, cut/dried
flower & border plant. Mowable.
Wooly Mouse Ears
Cerastium alpinum lanatum
Wooly Mouse Ears
Low grower with silver, fuzzy leaves and white flowers in summer. Likes
well drained soil, sun, and will take little water once established. Only
inches tall, slowly spreading. Nice groundcover. Sunset zones 1-24.
Lime Thyme
Lime Thyme
Low spreading thyme, good for rock gardens, borders.
Orange Thyme (Thymus fragantissimus)
Orange Thyme (Thymus fragantissimus)
Strong orange scent and flower w/o bitter aftertaste.
Prefers full sun and well drained soil.
8-12 inches.
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