Pictures to go with Fall Swap 2009 thread!
I got busy this afternoon (after the 1 4/10ths inches of rain I got in 20 minutes!) and potted up some of the things Ill be bringing to the swap. HereÂs what I have so far.
7 Campanula persicifolia, Peachleaf Campanula
Campanula persicifolia, Peachleaf Bellflower, 24-36" X 18", Full sun to part shade, lavender, Jun-Jul, z3
Will bloom for a LONG time if individual flowers are deadheadedÂbut thatÂs a VERY labor intensive job!
1 Lamium maculatum, ÂPink PewterÂ
Lamium maculatum ÂPink PewterÂ, 8" X 18"+, Shade to sun, light pink, May-Aug, z3
Will rebloom once or twice over summer if sheared after each bloom.
6 Alcea rosea, hollyhock Â most likely some shade of pink!
Alcea rosea - mixed colors, single hollyhock, 60" X 24", Full sun, mixed, Jun-Sep, z4
This is technically a biennial, but mine always develop new plants at the base that bloom the next year. Also reseed very easily.
7 Acanthus hungaricus, BearÂs Breeches Â I just dug up the 7th one from under my deck stairs today! ÂTwo are already spoken for!
Acanthus hungaricus (balcanicus), BearÂs Breeches, 24-36" X 24", Sun or shade, Lavender, Jul-Aug, z5. Thistle-like foliage is soft to the touch, but flower spikes have sharp spines. Reseeds some From Garden - Summer 2008
From Garden - Summer 2008
From Garden - Summer 2008
7 Ajuga reptans ÂChocolate ChipÂ This is the smallest Ajuga Â it grows very densely, and will tolerate some foot traffic.
Ajuga reptans ÂChocolate ChipÂ, 3-4" X 18"+, Sun or shade, Lavender, May-Jun, z3.
Miniature bugleweed, evergreen, will continue to spread if in contact with soil, spreads on surface so controllable. Bronzy-green foliageÂcolor deepens with more sun. Smallest variety of Ajuga.
3 Ajuga reptans ÂBlack ScallopÂ
5 Anemone sylvestris, Snowdrop Anemone
Anemone sylvestris, Snowdrop anemone, 12 X 24, Shade to sun, white, May-Jun, z4
Wonderful long lasting cutflowers. Spreads by underground runners, but near the surface, so easy to control. Also reseeds if not deadheaded promptly. Seedheads are good for dried arrangements.
5 Agastache foeniculum, I donÂt have a picture of this one, and itÂs not real pretty as an ornamental, but it has the most amazingly anise scented leaves you can get. ItÂs the straight species, herb form of Agastache.
Agastache foeniculum, Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint, 24-36" X 24", Sun, Lavender, Jul-Aug, z5
Herb, strong licorice scent, use for teas and in baking, flowers and leaves edible. Reseeds prolifically.
IÂll be back later with more, but is there anybody who wants any of these things earmarked for them?
If anybody else knows what theyÂll be bringingÂor hope to be bringing, please post it here (with or without pictures) so others can have a chance to say if they want something. Earmarking now is ok, but once we actually get to the swap, thereÂs no "early picking!"