Hosta Zebra Stripes
Hosta 'Zebra Stripes' is one of the most asked about hostas in our garden. This Plant Delights hybrid resulted from a cross between Hosta 'Abba Dabba Do' and our Hosta 'Outhouse Delight' breeding line. The result is an attention-getting 8" tall x 28" wide clump of white foliage adorned with frosty green veins. The clumps are topped with 20" scapes of lavender flowers in midsummer. Hostas from this breeding line tend not to fare as well in climates that have very cool spring temperatures…
Time to get down and dirty in the garden.
We got some rain and everything is greening up and blooming out. I am in love with these garden images and I couldn't wait to share them. I bought a new pair of gardening gloves, a bottle of ibuprofen and Zinfandel and I am ready to garden. Enjoy, Heidi The Kitchen Garden at Monticello by Peter J. Hatch via Garden Rooms. Image via Martha Stewert. Kitchen Garden via The Inspired Room. Image via Domino Magazine.
A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello [Hatch, Peter J., Waters, Alice] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Rich Spot of Earth: Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
The grand dame of dahlias is the giant tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis). Tony Avent describes its look as "clumping bamboo with flowers." In cultivation, giant tree dahlia will reach up to 12 feet tall in a single season. For gardeners in areas that get a late frost, it will produce single clear-pink blooms, but according to Avent, because it's so tall "you'll need binoculars to see them." This is definitely one to plant in the back of the perennial border.
Tony Avent: the Howard Stern of horticulture?
This past week I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tony Avent, founder of Plant Delights Nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tony is a renowned and dedicated plantsman who, like many of us plant geeks, is fueled and fascinated by the odd, the dangerous, the bizarre, and the gorgeous. Relentless and unapologetic in the garden, Tony waves his hand at hardiness zones, adventurously daring to plant, and grow, the unthinkable. With 18,000 plants and counting in his collection, Tony's botanic…
Peter Hatch: "A Rich Spot of Earth"
Peter Hatch's "A Rich Spot of Earth" If Thomas Jefferson were to walk the grounds of Monticello today, he would feel at home in the 1,000-foot terraced vegetable garden. Extensively and painstakingly restored under Peter J. Hatch’s brilliant direction, Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden now boasts the same medley of