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Climbing Roses IV

Rosa ‘Blossomtime’ (O’Neal 1951) (‘New Dawn’ x seedling) – A large flowered (3.5″ across) climber with strongly fragrant pink blooms with a slightly darker reverse. These are borne throughout the season in small clusters. ‘Blossomtime’ can be trained as a short … Continue reading

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Hemerocallis IV / Daylily

Hemerocallis ‘Buffy’s Doll’ (Williamson 1969) – A repeat-blooming daylily which starts flowering midseason and features buff pink blooms with a rosy-purple eyezone and a bright yellow throat. The 3-inch wide flowers are nicely contrasted by the mid green grass-like foliage. Repeat … Continue reading

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David Austin’s English Roses IV

Rosa ‘Lady of Shalott’ (syn. ‘AUSnyson’) (seedling x seedling) – An intricate English rose as far as colouring is concerned with apricot and salmon-pink petals, backed in golden-yellow. It has an equally enticing scent with spicy apple and clove, balanced with … Continue reading

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David Austin’s English Roses III

Rosa CARDING MILL (syn. ‘AUSwest’) (‘Scepter’d Isle’ x seedling) – A blended English rose  which exhibits pink, apricot and orange colours, with just a hint of yellow. The slightly nodding double blooms have very full,  darker toned centers. Although rated as … Continue reading

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Flowering Trees

Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (syn. ‘Coccinea Plena’) – An old Hawthorn cultivar that was discovered as a sport of C. laevigata var. rosea-plena in 1858. It features striking double flowers of rose-scarlet (with white centers) in spring and golden-bronze autumn foliage. It is also quite … Continue reading

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A Rose Sampler V

Rosa SECRET (syn. ‘Hilaroma’) (Tracy 1992) (‘Pristine’ x ‘Friendship’) – This large-flowered hybrid tea bears creamy-white blooms (up to 5″ across) eloquently edged in pink, with a strong spicy fragrance. SECRET is nearly thornless with deep green matte foliage that is … Continue reading

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An Azalea Sampler

Rhododendron ‘Gumpo Red’ (Satsuki Hybrid) – The large blooms are more of a deep salmon-pink to rosy-red than they are a true crimson. These are frilled and borne in small clusters from mid to late spring. The foliage is evergreen and … Continue reading

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Yucca / Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge’ – A sharply variegated Yucca with bright green strap-like leaves that are generously edged in a rich golden-yellow. It is smaller growing than the species and is quite drought tolerant once established. ‘Bright Edge’ produces 3 to … Continue reading

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Fragrant Shrubs II

Syringa BLOOMERANG ‘Dark Purple’ (syn. ‘SMSJBP7’) – A new addition to the BLOOMERANG Series with larger deep purple flowers in spring, with a repeat bloom from midsummer into autumn. It is a Proven Winners shrub and is taller than the earlier … Continue reading

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Heuchera VIII / Coral Bells

Heuchera ‘Velvet Night’ – This Proven Winners selection features deep purplish-black foliage that emerges bright plum and is accented with a pewter overlay which shows off the darker veining. It was originally introduced by Terra Nova and produces sprays of cream … Continue reading

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