Saturday, October 18, 2014

List of plants in my yard

Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Peridott’
Ice Plant

Feather Reed Grass 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis acutiflora
Cut clumps to the ground in late winter just before the new shoots appear.

Russian Sage 'Little Spire'
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Cut back plants almost to the ground in early spring before new growth begins.

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea prpureua 'Prairie Splendor'
Cut down the coneflowers to soil level after they stop blooming and wither or after a frost.

PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower
Echinacea prpureua 'PowWow Wild Berry'
Cut down the coneflowers to soil level after they stop blooming and wither or after a frost.

'Silver Mist' Variegated Mondo Grass
Ophiopogon japonicus

Rainforest Sunrise Plantain Lily
Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise'
Cut back in Fall or early Spring

Heuchera 'Sugar Plum' Coral Bells
Cut back in late Fall. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Blue Fescue
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Divide clumps every 2-3 years. Cut back foliage in early spring to 3-4" to tidy clumps.

Bressingham Blue Plantain Lily
Hosta 'Bressingham Blue'
Cut back any time Fall to mid Spring

Brunnera 'Silver Heart'
Heartleaf Alkanet
Prune and divide in early Spring

River Birch - 5 stem
Prune healthy trees during their dormant season, which is late summer to early winter. While the tree is young, leave lower branches on the trunk to nourish the tree and shade the trunk.

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Plants may die to the ground in harsh winters. Bloom occurs on new wood, so plants may be pruned back close to the ground in late winter to revitalize and to encourage vigorous stem growth and best form. If not pruned back, any weakened and/or damaged stems should be removed in early spring.

Hibiscus moscheutos 'Luna Red'
Cut back old hibiscus stems to about about 3 feet tall just before winter. The stems generally will die back over the cold season. Prune the old stems to the ground in spring to make way for new growth shoots

Hardy Pampas Grass
Erianthus ravennae
Cut back to 4-6" every winter for new fresh look

'Emerald Green' Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis - 'Emerald Green'

Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' Switch Grass
Cut back clumps to the ground in late winter to early spring.

Crocus bulbs (purple, not sure what kind)

Hostas from Chris' aunt probably Hosta 'Patriot'

Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’

Dwarf English Boxwood
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'

Weeping Japanese Maple (not sure what kind)

Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata)

American Boxwood

Liriope muscari 'Variegata' 

Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’

Siberian Iris (not sure what kind)

Backyard bed wish list:

Buckthorn 'Fine Line'
Rhamnus frangula 'Ron Williams' - instead of bamboo with a tropical vibe, one in back and one in side yard in front of electric meter

Pinus densiflora 'Low Glow' - small golden clumping evergreen

Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ heather

Pinus contorta 'Chief Joseph'
Morgan's Chinese Arborvitae Thuja orientalis 'Morgan' - color changing small arborvitae**

Platt's Black Brass Buttons Leptinella x 'Platt's Black' - small fernlike ground cover, would be great for making a 'path' through the stepping stones and into the rocks.

Carsten's Wintergold Mugo Pine Pinus mugo 'Carsten's Wintergold' - small longer needle evergreen for among the rocks in the dry bed or near rocks in backyard bed

Peve Minaret Dwarf Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret' - bald cypress look in 6'x2' form column very slow growing

Sherwood Compact Mugo Pine Pinus mugo 'Sherwood Compact' - short radiant evergreen max 24 in

Irish Moss Sagina subulata - between rock garden rocks in the back dry bed

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides Compacta'- dwarf fern-like evergreen

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Golden Pin Cushion'- dwarf golden compact evergreen almost looks like moss
Fothergilla gardenii - shrub with white pipecleaner flowers and fall interest leaves
Little Henry® Dwarf Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica 'Sprich' P.P.  - shrub with long white flowers and bright red fall leaves

Black mondo grass

Ruby falls weeping redbud

Shade garden wish list:

Astilbe 'Straussenfeder' OSTRICH PLUME
 Golden Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola’)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Japanese Painted Fern
Fargesia rufa Green Panda - clumping bamboo

Front yard wish list:

Ruby falls weeping redbud