Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Notes

Garden Holiday was a smashing success! And now we have finally got back to the business at hand.  A reminder about re-blooming (remontant) Iris for your garden. Two worthwhile varieties pictured here are 'Feedback' and 'Immortality'. 

Nice to see a second flush in the fall after the May bloom we are all accustomed to.  Sit them in a warm sunny spot and keep up the watering and tending to all summer for this autumnal reward. These plantings cause quite a stir here as gardeners shake their heads and recheck the calendar.

I had the pleasure last Sunday to visit Stonecrop garden in Cold Spring, New York.  A Gunnera manicata specimen is highlighted there and I can't help myself, I have to jump into the picture to show the scale of these leaves. 

Gunnera Manicata
The plant is only marginally hardy and requires a stream side location. The Stonecrop folks go through painstaking winter preparation to keep it alive. Well worth the effort!


1 comment:

  1. Hello Andrew! Wonderful blog; I'm currently a horticulture intern at Stonecrop, glad to see you enjoyed our Gunnera. I'm hoping to come visit the gardens and greenhouses at Mohonk this Thursday, I'd love to chat with you if you'll be around.

    Take care,



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