Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So Here's What I Got from Nurseries Caroliniana
3. Begonia grandis "Heron's Pirouette." This is one from Heronswood Nursery, and is just a beautiful cultivar. This begonia is winter hardy here in Atlanta (though it disappears for the winter), and fills in beautifully in shaded areas. I've planted it under a stand of Redwoods, where there is an existing large patch of Strawberry Begonia. Later in the season when the Strawberry Begonia disappears, the "Heron's Pirouette" should fill in the spaces nicely.
4. Iris ensata "Laughing Lion." An incredible color, deer proof, rabbit proof, incredibly neat growing pattern, grows in clay. Need I say any more?
5. Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's Seal). This is native to the Southeastern US, and something I think every wooded garden needs to soften the overall look and add a more "established" feel to the garden. It's going into the shade garden at the Big House, where I'm hoping it will naturalize and spread around at its leisure.
6. Hedychium "Luna Moth." If you can possibly grow ginger where you live, you simply need to grow ginger! There is very little so intoxicating on a hot summer night as this beauty! There are some beautiful cultivars out there, and we have a few at the Big House. This one is for the White Border, hence this specific choice.