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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Around The Garden

Spring is such a delightful time of year, I thought I would share a few photos taken around our garden in recent days.

We grow a dwarf form of the non-climbing Clematis integrifolia.  This is an easy to grow and extremely cold hardy perennial with short wiry stems and pretty steel blue flowers.  It adapts well to a variety of garden conditions.

Alyssum stribrnyi grows happily in the west facing crevice in our tufa rock garden.  It is another cold hardy perennial and is also heat and drought tolerant.

The cushion pinks are tough and long-lived workhorses in the rock garden.  They form low evergreen cushions with flower displays in spring.  This Dianthus subacaulis has formed a cushion almost three feet across.

Cardiocrinum giganteum is called the giant lily and it is easy to see why.  After several years in the garden, this specimen has decided to flower and is now over nine feet tall and still growing.    I am having to trim up the weeping cherry tree to allow the lily to reach toward the sky!  We have a limited number of non-flowering bulbs available at the nursery.

Himalayan Blue Poppies, Meconopsis betonicifolia, bloom happily in our woodland garden.  Our cool spring weather has prolonged their flowering period.  For our mail order customers, we ship Blue Poppies only in early spring and again in the fall.  They are available at the nursery all year for locals. 

Wild Ginger Farm nursery is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.


  1. that Lily is awesome..pls share a picture when it has bloomed and also how high it eventually gets :-)

  2. thanks for sharing.