Thursday, May 05, 2016

Around the Garden - April 8th, Part #3

 The Wulfeni that grows in the west side of the front garden, across the stepping stones from the West Coast Planter.  A very nice evergreen plant.
 The plume type scilla that is in the same area as the wulfeni.
 The kinnikinnick - a indigenous plant with some interesting medicinal properties.  I am letting this plant grow along the cedars and the California Lilac as ground cover.
 A new little rock plant that is spreading nicely.  It grows next to the hens and chickens that are next to the stone path.  When in bloom this plant has little button like gold flowers.   I must find the name of it.
 Another view of the little rockery by the west coast planter.
 The globalaria in the little rockery
 The Grace Ward Lithodara in the little rockery.  This lovely plant has been spreading quite a lot.  I need to take cuttings of it to transplant to the areas by the magnolia tree that I am renovating.
 The mountain avens in the little rockery.  Another good plant that I should transplant cuttings to the new renovation also.
 The fern leafed peony.  This plant does not stay in bloom for very long, but it is spectacular when in bloom.
 Close up of the fern leafed peony.
This is a cell phone photo of the garden at the Royal Jubilee hospital.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

the name of the little plant in the front rock garden:
Calceolaria biflora ‘Goldcap’

Pocketbook Flower
USDA Zone: 5-9


Native to Chile and Argentina, this surprisingly hardy little alpine plant is unforgettable. It forms a low, ground-hugging rosette of hairy leaves, with wiry stems rising above in late spring, each bearing a pair of inflated golden-yellow pouch flowers marked with tiny red spots. Appreciates an evenly moist but well-drained soil, particularly good in a shady rock garden. Also worth trying in alpine trough gardens or gravel screes. Protect from hot afternoon sun. Although rated to Zone 5 this has been known to winter as cold as Zone 2 with reliable snow cover.