Monday, October 31, 2011

Tiger Eyes Sumac Fall Color

Here is the fall color of the Tiger Eyes Sumac that I promised to post. I don't know if a photograph does it justice, it is neon , one of my favorite fall color shrubs. I have a few suckers of this one and think I'll move one of them to another place in the garden.  This one is a little thirsty sitting next to the neighbors hedge, it grows fast so I'll have another in no time.  See previous post of Tiger Eyes Sumac for more information by entering name in the "search this blog" box.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garden Bench

My favorite part of my part-time job is decorating around the Garden Bench and putting plants in the display that need a little extra help to sell.  Sometimes plants on the table just sit there until they are put in the display with other plants and it's fun to watch the customers stop to take them out of the display.  Even though we had few customers yesterday, the plants just flew out of the display all day as fast as I could replace them. Here is Heuchera 'Pewter Moon' and 'Encore' which sell easily on the table but they still want the ones out of the display. Along with 'Chocolate' Eupatorium, a wine colored Chrysanthemum, and Lobelia cardinalis.  The hot seller yesterday was an Aster called 'Prince' in the display between the Chrysanthemums.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Leaves Glass Platter

Here's a preview of a new product that will be on website soon.  I made this one in fall last year so this one is sold.  It is a 12" round glass platter made with real pressed leaves and flowers and a copper rim. Each one will be unique because they are real botanicals.  I can't wait to get started on some new ones, there are so many gorgeous fall leaves right now.  You can also find a link here in the upper left hand corner of my blog. I will also have candy dishes, squares and some that will be prints of my original designs instead of "real" botanicals. Happy Fall! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

List of Late Summer Blooming Perennial Flowers

Here is the rest of my list for late summer bloomers. It has become quite a list, I just kept seeing more to add, here it is even though summer is officially over. You can still find them in the nurseries and get them in for next years blooming. Japanese Anemones zone 5, as seen in this picture is one of my favorites. Rudbeckia Goldstrum (Blackeyed Susans) zone 4, Aconitum (Monks hood) zone 4, Chrysanthemum zone 6, Delphinium (second blooming) zone 3, Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) zone 4, Stokesia laevis (Stokes Aster) zone 5, Agapanthus (African Lily, Lily of the Nile) zone 8, Dianthus plumarius (Cottage Pinks) zone 4, Lobelia cardinalis (Scarlet Lobelia) zone 3, Helenium autumnale (Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed) zone 4, Chelone obiqua (Turtle Head) zone 5, Schizostylis coccinea (Kaffir Lilly) zone 7, Eupatorium rugosum (Chocolate snakeroot) zone 4, Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed) zone 4, Verbena bonariensis (Vervain, Purple Top Verbena, Brazilian Verbena) zone 7, Gaura lindheimeri (Whirling Butterflies, Wand Flower) zone 6,  Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage) zone 5, Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Strife) zone 4, Physalis alkekengi (Chinese Lanterns) zone 2, Oenothera missouriensis or speciosa (Lemon Drop, Mexican Evening Primrose) zone 5, Cimicifuga racemosa (Bugbane) zone 3, Aster novae-angliae (Michaelmas Daisies) zone 4, Acanthus mollis (Bears Breeches) zone 7.   Wow, who would have thought there were so many. Also see my blog entry titled "Late Summer Blooming Perennials" for more.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Faded Elegance" Bouquet

A gift of good luck for Jill and Cheree of in their new venture in a shop called "Faded Elegance" in Snohomish, Washington. Lots to find in this shop filled with vintage gifts and furnishings along with the door they photographed in my garden that I love.

This bouquet has faded "Annabelle" Hydrangeas, Echinops commonly called Blue Globe Thistle, White Phlox, "Green Jewel" Echinacea, "September Charm" Japanese Anemone and the foliage of Variegated Weigela. Perfect colors for their new shop.  Good Luck Jill and Cheree!!!