February 26, 2016

Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’ (Spotted Dead Nettle)

This showy groundcover grows 6-8 inches tall and spreads 12-24 inches wide, and has small heart-shaped leaves that are a bright chartreuse color. It starts blooming lovely rosy-purple flowers in spring and continues through fall. It is an excellent choice to brighten up a shady area of your garden and works well as an understory plant for larger shade loving perennials. It is also attractive in mixed containers, with its branches...

February 19, 2016

Ledebouria socialis (Silver Squill)

If you are looking for something a little different to add to your succulent collection, you’ve got to check this out! Ledebouria socialis is an evergreen bulbous perennial that grows 6-10 inches tall with tear drop shaped bulbs that, for the most part grow above ground. It has fleshy lance-shaped leaves that grow 4-6 inches long and are a grayish-purple color with green spots. The underside of the leaves are purple. It sends up delicate pin...

February 12, 2016

Lavender stoechas ‘Bandera Purple’

Lavender stoechas ‘Bandera Purple’ is an attractive Spanish Lavender that has a mounded growth habit with branches growing 7-10 inches tall and 10-12 inches wide. This compact Lavender has good branching and uniformity, and is an excellent choice for containers or mixed perennial beds. ‘Bandera Purple’ requires full sun and average moisture. (Overly wet or overly dry soil will have an adverse effect on flower production.) It is hardy to appro...

February 5, 2016

Origanum vulgare hirtum ‘Greek Oregano’ & Origanum majoricum ‘Italian Oregano’

Greek Oregano is considered by many to be the “true” oregano and is a major ingredient in Greek, Italian, Spanish and many other Mediterranean cuisines. It grows anywhere from 6-18 inches tall, has small white flowers, and has fuzzy oval shaped, dark green leaves. For culinary purposes, the aromatic leaves are best harvested just before the plants are ready to bloom. Allowing the plants to come into...

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