Tantalizing Tuesday to you all!
Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!!
Astilbe ‘Visions in Pink’ – False spirea
Astilbe japonica ‘Red sentinel’ – False Spirea
Echinacea ‘Sundown’ or ‘Evan Saul’ – Coneflower
You notice this has two names. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before however, plants are big business also. Just because these are ornamental plants and you don’t eat them, they can be patented. It does get a bit dicey when dealing with herbal supplements, but that is another story. Back to ornamentals… When this plant Echinacea ‘Evan Saul’ was developed, a company that scours the world for new and upcoming plants called Monrovia liked it and wanted it. Bad. Bad enough to pay the developer of ‘Evan Saul’ to reproduce this DNA strain of the flower and rename it ‘Sundown’, part of the Big Sky Series™
So, just like Monsanto and their chemically-enhanced, patented foods, if you get caught growing it without permission from Monrovia, you be in big trouble!!
Platycodon grandafloris ‘Fuji pink’ – Balloon flower
AND Platycodon grandafloris ‘Fuji blue’ – Balloon flower
This photo shows the ‘before full bloom’ stage that resembles a balloon.
Hemerocallis ‘Rosy Returns’ – Daylilly
Many pretty flowers waiting to find homes!
Phlox paniculata ‘David’ – Tall garden phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘Red riding hood’ – Tall garden phlox
Aster ‘Woods blue’
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