Garden Tour Plant List

(Please scroll down or click at right for coming attractions)

Upper garden, as you enter from the field:

Blue-purple spike flowers around right edge are Salvia transylvanica

Cobalt blue flowers are Salvia patens

Blue flowers with balck calyces are Salvia Guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

Shrubs with gray foliage and long thorns are sea buckthorn, Hippophae rhamnoides

Foamy yellow flowers w/blue leaves are Thalictrum flavum ssp glaucum (yellow meadow rue)

Large vines framing greenhouse door are hardy kiwis (that refuse to bloom at the same time so I never get any fruit)

In iron urn opposite stone wall:
Vine with lavender-blue flowers is Thunbergia grandiflora
Sawtooth-leaves are Melianthus major ‘Purple Haze’

Big seed head is Star of Persia ( Allium christophii)

Giant hosta is ‘Sum and Substance’

Plant with long, narrow purple bells is Iochroma cyaneum ‘Royal Blue’ ( which only goes to show you)

Vine with purple flowers in clay pot is Asarina scandens

Plant in iron urn in front of lilac is Brilliantaisia subulugarica

All hollyhocks (including the dark magenta ones) are self-sown great-grandchildren of a yellow Alcea ficifolia

Vines in front of greenhouse:

Orange daisy-flowers: Senecio confusis ‘San Paulo’

Orange/pink/white flowers all together : Mina lobata ( Spanish flag)

Bright red trumpets: Ipomoea quamoclit ( Cypress vine)

Salvia w/yellow and purple flowers ( almost done) is S. bulleyana

Plant with long deep purple spikes (on right, in front of holyhocks) is a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’
Poppies by path on left are self-sown annual shirleys ( P. rhoeas). On right, a perennial sold to me as P. alpinum but I don’t think it is.

The red coleus is ‘Kingswood Torch’

The purple-brown grassy-looking thing is ornamental millet, ‘Purple Majesty’

Dark green leaves on black stems are Alocasia , cultivar name lost ( there are much larger ones in the white garden)

The orange Turk’s cap lilies are L. davidii

The yellow coneflower is E. ‘Big Sky Sunrise’

The yellow flowered bush at the very back (on the road side) is a heliopsis, cultivar name forgotten

White garden:

Vines on the entry arch are
Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower) and
Lathyrus latifolius ‘White Pearl’

Plant in the middle with big white trumpets is a brugmansia

Low rosettes of big silvery leaves are Salvia argentea ( silver sage)

Striped Euphorbia ( ball on a stem) : ‘Tasmanian Tiger’

Tall stems with seed heads, Allium giganteum ‘White Giant’

Striped red and white rose is ‘Scentimental’

plant with tuft on top that looks like a pineapple is Eucomis bicolor (pineapple lily) There are other eucomis beside the path – including one with purple leaves – which have not yet bloomed.

Dark green leaves on black stems are Alocasia , cultivar name lost

Fragrant shrub near the path end, Aloysia triphylla (lemon verbena)

The hedge is Hydrangea tardiva

In windowbox:
the big tree is Acnistus australis. It has purple-blue flowers when it gets sun in spring.
The thing that looks like a little palm tree ( sort-of) is a begonia

In bathtub, vine with orange and yellow flowers is a leggy Abutilon megapotamicum that isn’t getting enough sun.

Lower garden:

Pink and yellow border – inspired by the Minton bowl in the picture posted underneath the birch

Pink cotton candy is Filipendula rubra (queen of the prairie)
Yellow scabiosa on steroids is Cephalaria gigantea

Large shrub at end is a golden elderberry, Sambucus nigra ‘Aurea’

Small shrub in center with long yellow leaves is a sumac, Rhus typhina ‘ Tiger eyes’


Purple brown trumpets in front are salpiglossis ‘Chocolate’

Self-sowns on left are calendula ( grandchildren of ‘Pink Surprise’); Bupleurum rotundifolium ( no common name that I know of), blue nigella (love in a mist) , silene (the screaming pink), and larkspur ‘Blue Cloud’.

Single cosmos are ‘Psyche, ‘ doubles are ‘Doubleclick’

Special thanks to assistant/garden-helper/friend Kristi Niedermann, without whom this garden could not exist.

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