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Gardening the Awesome

Plants with unusual colors, foliage, plant form... I like the weirdos of the plant world.

Gary's Specialty Plants: Will Primulina 'Loki' break the commercial barrier?

Rob's Lucky Penny 8611,5/31/97,R. Robinson Semidouble white pansy/dark blue eye, variable thin blue edge. Variegated light-medium green and white, pointed, glossy. Sucker propagation only. Miniature.

gesneriaceae, podpětovité, saintpaulia, STREPTOCARPUS | chiméry

'Dales Polar Lava' variegated streptocarpus ("Cape primrose")

The Violet Barn - African Violets and More

Pelargonium Glitterati is a new interspecific geranium for 2015 from Hort Couture (US). “It combines the best traits of a Red Ivy geranium with the sensational foliage of fancy leaved zonal novelties”, says Jim Monroe, owner of Hort Couture . “This results in the first ‘fancy leaved’ geraniums that actually bloom."

Cornus kousa 'Summer Fun'

Begonia 'Escargot'

Escargot - Hosta Forum - GardenWeb

~'Cat's Eye' Iris

Cat's Eye | Early

'Granada,' hybrid tea, red blend, 1963. 'Tiffany' x 'Cavalcade' Lindquist (USA); AARS 1964; James Alexander Gamble Fragrance Award (ARS) 1968. Parent of 'Double Delight.' Roses

Arctic Sunrise - Groundcover Roses - Roses - Heirloom Roses

Arctic Sunrise - Groundcover Roses - Roses - Heirloom Roses

Cleome 'Violet Queen'

'Cornelia' shrub rose

Dianthus EverLast series If you live in Florida like I do, there is still plenty of time to plant dianthus this fall. They will reward you or your efforts all winter and into additional seasons.

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice' S-1022

Parede de suculentas

Sempervivums planted into wire globe. Instructions at

How To Make a Succulent Kissing Ball

Sempervivum 'Silver King'

Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'

Hen & Chicks, Commander Hay - Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'

Sempervivum 'Hopewell'

I like Hens and Chicks.

Jovibarba 'Millers Violet' Hens and Chicks by GreenHouseBotanical

Jovibarba 'Irene' Hens and Chicks Succulent by GreenHouseBotanical


Sempervivum 'Red Delta'