April 2, 2008

A FEW MORE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

These are a few more of my favorites among the 80 new plants at the tree and shrub lot where I work :




Magnolia x 'Golden Endeavor '



Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody '
( NOT! There's no photo available; just image this in purple, and only 10 feet tall !)


OMG! Hydrangea macrophylia Forever and Ever 'Peppermint '



The aristocrat of trees -Japanese Maples
Acer palmatum 'Shirazz'
The leaves are green and cream with a strong pink edge


1st of its kind :
Prunus cersifera ' Crimson Pointe'


Rhododendron 'Blue Baron '





32 comments:

  1. Wow, the blue rhododenron is stunning! Is this a new variety?
    By the way, loved the poem you had on yesterday's post.

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  2. Hi and welcome Prairie Rose! Yes, the blue is a new variety this year. Isn't it loverly ?

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  3. You have got yourself a new fan. Gardening is my passion. I love waking up each morning wondering what new show my garden would give me until I moved into the city. Now at ninety, I could only peek into someone's else garden and each time I still feel that passion stir.

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  4. All are lovely, but that blue rhododendron!! That's a must-have -- what extraordinary color.

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  5. Grandma julia, hooray for you! I think it's remarkable that you are using the internet at 90 !

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  6. Nancy j. :

    I had a feeling that blue rhodo would get ya. Wait 'til Jodi sees it.

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  7. Not much luck with rhoddies here, but that Shirazz would look lovely in the garden. Love all your picks and agree about the blogging lady in her nineties! Wow! Hat's off to you Miss Julia!
    Frances at Faire Garden

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  9. Is it too hot for Rhodies there, Frances? Won't they even grow in the shade ?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. The blue rhododendron looks stunning!
    I have six "regular" pink ones in my garden. I have never seen a blue rhododendron before. Thank you for sharing, Carolyn.

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  11. Hi Eva,

    Blue is a new color in the Rhodo family. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. I wouldn't make any money there because I'd be spending it all on plants!

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  13. Now you know where my money goes, Phillip.

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  15. Wow, your pictures are absolutely breath taking, do you take them yourself?

    And thanks for the beans suggestion. Ill be testing them out sometime this week!

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  16. I actually liked the Japanese Maple the best! I love the colors. And I'm usually a flower person. Who knew?

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  17. Hi Carolyn,
    I just noticed your blog under 'blogs of note' ...
    Congratulations, I just took a quick look around your site, and the honor is well-deserved.

    I am an avid gardener, in case you can't tell by by name :-)
    I have about an acre of perennial gardens and I am itching for some decent weather so I can get out there and dig in :-)

    I'll be back, to see what else is new year, I'm in the same zone as you are ... how convenient!

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  18. These are some amazing flowers!

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  19. Thanks, Bloom. Appropriate name, indeed. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. All the way from Belgium-Caro; thanks for stopping by.

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  21. I love these pics. I love taking pics as you can see on my site. What camera do you use to take these beautiful pictures. My camera is ok but would love to take pics like these. Please drop answer by my blog sometime. Love these pics!!

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  22. Hi faithful and fellow Alabamian. Welcome to Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.

    My camera is a Sony Cyber-shot. I'll be sure to visit your blog. Thanks.

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  23. No way, a blue rhododendron? I've never seen anything like it. Lovely.

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  24. Hi divya,

    Thanks. No, I didn't take those photos , they are from google images. I do take a lot of photos with my Sony cybershot digital, however, that I use on my blog.

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  25. Good taste, Christine. That's one of my personal faves as well.

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  26. A very nice selection of plants. The Blue Baron is a real stunner as is the JM Shirazz! Quite amazing the nurseries can bring in plants and trees that bloom quite readily even as you've had to endure a tough winter.

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  27. OMG! I'm drooling over the 'Blue Baron'! I just love the purple/blue family of rhododendron and azaleas, but that's the first I've seen in such a clean blue for a rhodo! My other favorite is a rhododendron called 'Henryi' that's such a dark red it's almost black. Hard to find, though . . .

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  28. Now of course you know I must have that 'Blue Baron'!! The search is on...

    Where do you work, Carolyn? I have friends in Chicago. I might have to send them on an errand.

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