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Thread #81331   Message #1489222
Posted By: Donuel
20-May-05 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
I Planted 2 dwarf japanese red maples that have lace like leaves, a purple leafed hazelnut tree and a cherry tree. The rhododendrons are in full splendor while the azaleas are on their way out. Yesterday the fragrance from 3 blooming iris was sweet and heavy. The exotic grafted hibicus are blooming with nine inch flowers. One starts off as an electic coral but by the end of the day changes colors entirely.

The 4 foot gardenia is is in full constant and fragrant bloom.

I added a dozen or more different shade plants to the front north garden and a row of Coral bells on the side garden. The strawberries are no bigger than a dime and the grape vines are hard to find.
A nepalese vine that looks all the world to be a cannibus indica is about two feet tall and vines without any tendrils.

I am awaitng a shipment from Logee's Greenhouse that includes 2 banana trees that can withstand DC winters, provided they are well mulched in the fall. Also some showey trumpet flowers and passion flowers are due. Too bad the bananas are inedible.

If you are in the area I recommend Behnkes for the best plants. They will always have new things. I loved their cinnamon sage.