Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Message from our President

Hello everyone and Happy End of August.... hope your gardens are doing well and that you are enjoying these gentle rains.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rare Bulbs

A message from Gary Lewis from Phoenix Perennials:

"We are very excited to launch our pre-orders for Rare Bulbs and Cypripedium Hardy Lady's Slipper Orchids for fall pick-up or shipping. Please order early as quantities are limited across the board. We have our largest selections ever of bulbs and lady's slippers - double to triple the selection we had last year - so it is an exciting year."

Follow this link for all the information www.phoenixperennials.com/learn/E-Newsletter-August-2016-mid.php#bulb

Two to pique your interest

Pancratium maritimum - Sea Daffodil - Here's something your friends won't have: sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) is a rare bulb in cultivation native from the Mediterranean basin to the Black Sea where it grows on beaches and coastal dunes. It has long, strap-like leaves and gorgeous, intricate, daffodil-like flowers that resemble an icy star. It is lightly fragrant. Perhaps best grown in a pot with good drainage. Place it in a hot spot to encourage flowering.
Paris polyphylla - Paris - Perhaps more than any other perennial, this rare woodland treasure earns the right to be called “exquisite”. Paris polyphylla is a Trillium relative from the Himalayas, Western China, and southeast Asia. The stem is circled by a single whorl of glossy, green leaves which is echoed by the flower with its own whorl of green bracts subtending threadlike yellow-green petals, golden stamens and purple ovary. Part shade in rich soil. Can take a "year off" after planting and not emerge till the next year.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Zucchini Recipe

If you have an over abundance of zucchini you can freeze it.