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What did well in the garden this year

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) loves sogginess in the spring, so it’s no surprise that this was a great year for the tall, red, hummingbird favourite. 155 more words

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Helichrysum cymosum - Feature plant at Towerkop Nursery.

Helichrysum cymosum 

Related to everlastings, this perrenial shrub volunteered on the allotment at Towerkop nursery. It grows to a metre high and flowers profusely from spring well into summer. 14 more words


Bush Park's Featured Plant Oct.19

Cyclamen hederifolium (Hardy Cyclamen) is a tuberous perennial and woodland plant that blooms in late fall. After the flowers fade, the heart-shaped variegated leaves remain through winter and then die back in summer. 58 more words

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Bush Park's Featured Plant Oct.10

Hesperantha (Schizostylis) coccinea (aka Kaffir Lily), a member of the Iris family, is a perennial bulb native to South Africa. This vigorous, clump-forming plant likes moist but well-drained soil and sun. 39 more words

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Bush Park’s Featured Plant Sept.25

Espalier is the ancient practice of training a woody plant to grow flat against a wall, fence, trellis, or railing. Partly decorative, but also to conserve space and, in the case of a fruit tree, to make the fruit more accessible for harvesting. 63 more words

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Bush Park’s Featured Plant Oct.3

Fall-blooming Anemones (aka Windflowers) add a welcome boost of color to the garden in September and October when many flowering perennials are losing their petals and going to seed. 58 more words

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Bush Park’s Featured Plant Sept.12

Hibiscus moscheutos (aka Rose Mallow): Our hibiscus is a hardy perennial that consistently overwinters here. We have three different varieties, all having large trumpet-shaped flowers with crepe-paper petals and long tongues (stamen and stigma) that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. 31 more words

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