Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Annabelle Hydrangea

These three hydrangeas were planted in Norglenwold at Sylvan Lake in August 2015 in a flower bed at the front of the house with a west exposure.  They had been recently cut back and it will be interesting to see how they winter and how quickly they grow next spring.  Click Annabelle.

August 2015

August 2015
July 11 2017 (first flower noted)

July 31, 2017

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Bugbane or Cimicifuga

Here is a link to a perennial I would like to remember from our 28 year old home.  This perennial was originally planted about 25 years ago in the front flower bed and never really thrived there.  I planted it there as there was a big spruce tree shading the flower bed and the Bugbane is known as a shade plant.  When we redid the front bed as a full sun prairiescape garden I moved the Bugbane to a garden tucked beside the house with a northeast exposure.  Since then it has thrived and this year, by mid July, is already showing signs of flowering.  The foliage on this plant is healthy and a vibrant purple black colour.  Not knowing whether I could split the plant and have it thrive I dug beside the plant and carefully uprooted one single rooted plant.  I planted this "upstart" plant in Amy's shade garden out at the cabin.
New Start at Sylvan Lake

Foliage of the original plant

Look carefully and you can see the flower starting