Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Electric Blue’ (Beardtongue)

Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Electric Blue’ (Beardtongue) Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Electric Blue’ has iridescent lavender-blue trumpet-shaped flowers that grow in a spike. The purplish-blue stems contrast well with the bright shiny green foliage. At maturity it grows to be 15”-18” tall, and 10”-12” wide. With Penstemon, less really is more. It requires less water and less fertilization than many other perennials. They in full sun, in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained. Most Penstemons establish quickly, like space to spread out, and attract beneficial pollinators to your garden, particularly hummingbirds. They are humidity tolerant, good as cut flowers, and will bloom for 4 weeks or

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Gorizia’

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Gorizia’ Named after the Italian Town where it was discovered, ‘Gorizia’ is a unique and beautiful Rosemary. It has an upright habit, has lovely large flat slender leaves and large blue-lavender flowers that bloom in the Spring. Rosemaries are in the mint family; Lamiaceae along with many other aromatic and culinary herbs such as basil, mint, sage, savory, marjoram, oregano, hyssop, and thyme. The family Lamiaceae contains 236 genera and over 7,000 species of plants! Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Gorizia’ is a herbaceous perennial evergreen shrub that prefers full sun, dry to average well-drained soil, and will grow to a large bush size of 4-6 feet tall and wide. Its flowe

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’ Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’, also called Rainbow Bush or Elephant Bush, belongs to the family Didiereaceae, which was considered endemic to Madagascar until recently, when Portulacaria and two other African genera were added. This elegant, sprawling succulent grows up to 8 feet at maturity but with selective pruning can be kept to a manageable size. ‘Variegata’ is smaller than the green form of the same name, which can grow up to 12 feet at maturity. This tender succulent is commonly used for Bonsai and will thrive as a house plant if placed in a warm room with bright indirect light. Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’ has beautiful reddish-brown stems that contr

Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa

Strawberry: Fragaria x ananassa Belonging to the family Rosaceae containing 4,828 species, many of them are fruit such as apples, almonds, apricots, cherries, peaches, plums, prunes and strawberries. Strawberries are one of California’s largest agricultural crops, with over 3.0 billion dollars in sales last year. Most modern strawberries grown for their fruit are hybrids of the genus Fragaria x ananassa. Fragaria, named after the lovely fragrance of the plant, has 20 species and many hybrids and cultivars. Strawberries have toothed, roundish medium green leaves, and white flowers. The strawberry is not a true berry but an aggregate fruit, containing around 200 seeds in its outer membrane.

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