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RE: companions


Sounds like another great nursery is leaving us. 

I just bought Indigofera but the purple one. So far it
is doing ok, but will have to see how it takes my
winter.

Donna


--- Chris Petersen <chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> 
> Heuchera 'Obsidian' has proven to be a nice
> companion to Japanese painted
> ferns as well. A newly acquired heuchera that I
> adore is H. 'Vesuvius'.  It
> has burgundy foliage and deep pink blooms, and
> appears to be very
> floriferous. 
> 
> Chris, I've been potting up Japanese honewort
> (Cryptotaenia japonica 
> forma atropurpurea) this afternoon. It does have
> great chocolate-hued
> foliage and makes a nice accent to many plants. 
> What do you do when it
> blooms? I've cut the plant back hard as it is
> difficult to remove all the
> spent bloom. I have hundreds of plants where it has
> seeded in. Eventually,
> I'll just compost it when I get tired of filling
> quart pots!
> 
> I have bought some interesting plants at Roslyn
> Nursery recently.  They are
> unfortunately closing due to the owner's health.
> They had a 50% off sale. I
> got some nice viburnums, V. 'Red Feather'(Arrowwood
> with blue berries), V.
> 'Michael Dodge' (yellow berries), and V. 'Park
> Harvest' (European Cranberry
> with yellow foliage). I bought a bunch of shrubs
> that I'd never heard of
> such as Adina rubella, Ceanothus pallidus 'Marie
> Simon' and Indigofera
> amblyantha.
> 
> Then today, I went to Farmingdale University's
> Garden Festival and I was
> able to pick up a huge pot of Dianella
> 'Variegata'(Flax lily).  It has
> iris-like variegated leaves.  I've never grown it,
> but I'm looking forward
> to giving it a try!  I also got Salvia turkestanica
> which is a biennial with
> large lavender/white bracts.
>
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medplant/about_mprc/My%20Webs/Sage/S.sclarea/about_scla
> rea.htm
> 
> 
> I've been too busy to write much lately, but I have
> been following the posts
> about Mr. Kitty and Jim's bees with anticipation.
> 
> Someday I'll write about my other nursery purchases.
> 
> Chris Petersen   
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>  
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
> 
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