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  • Clematis fremontii Fremont’s leatherflower Z 4-7

    Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up on this short perennial – not a vine...

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    Purple to white nodding bells with petal tips flipped up on this short perennial – not a vine

    Size: 12" x 12"
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska

    1st collected by John C. Fremont (1813-1890) celebrated American explorer, participant in the “Bear Revolt” that made California independent from Mexico & in turn part of the United States, Governor of California, 1st Senator of California, owner of a California gold mine, abolitionist, 1st candidate for US president on the Republican ticket and Civil War general fired by Lincoln for freeing the slaves of Missouri.  After accumulating fabulous wealth and spending it all, he died in poverty in New York.

  • Clematis virginiana Virgin’s bower, Devil’s darning needles Z 4-8

    July-September star-like white blossoms cover this vine – good for clambering up small trees.

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    July-September star-like white blossoms cover this vine – good for clambering up small trees.

    Size: 12-20’ x 4’
    Care: Sun to shade moist well-drained soil. Flowers on new stems so cut back in late winter or early spring to 6-8” above the ground.
    Native: Nova Scotia to Georgia and as far west as Kansas, Wisconsin native

    The genus Clematis was named by Dioscordes, physician in Nero’s army, from “klema” meaning climbing plant. One of 1st No. American plants sent to Europe – grew in Tradescant the Elder’s South Lambeth nursery in 1634.  Grown by Jefferson at Monticello in 1807.  Described by Breck in his 1851 book The Flower Garden: “The flowers are white borne upon cymes, and make a handsome appearance.”  Cherokee mixed this plant with milkweed to remedy backaches.  A root extract cured stomach aches, nervous conditions and kidney ailments.  For the Iroquois powdered root fixed venereal disease sores and an extract of the stem brought on strange dreams.  Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.

  • Emily Dickinson Garden for sun

    ...1 Aster novae angliae – New England aster 3-4’ x 24” pink or purple 3 Campanula rotundifolia – Harebell 9-12” x 8” blue 1 Clematis virginiana – Virgin’s bower (vine)...

    $162.15/ea

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    Emily Dickinson Garden for Sun               Size : Height x width*          Bloom color
    1 Alcea rosea – Hollyhock                                                      2-3’ x 2’                           varies
    3 Aquilegia canadensis – Canada columbine                    24-36”x 12”                     red
    1 Aster novae angliae – New England aster                       3-4’ x 24”                         pink or purple
    3 Campanula rotundifolia – Harebell                                 9-12” x 8”                         blue
    1 Clematis virginiana – Virgin’s bower (vine)                   12-20’ x 4’                        white
    3 Geranium pratenseMeadow Cranesbill                      24-36” x 24”                    bluish-violet
    1 Iris siberica – Siberian iris                                                 3-4’ x 12”                          purple
    3 Lilium lancifoliuim – Tiger lily                                         3-4’ x 12”                          orange
    1 Peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’                                                    36” x 36”                          pink
    3 Zizia aurea – Golden alexander                                        30″ x 24″                          yellow

    All plants are perennials except the Hollyhock which is a reseeding biennial.
    If planted together in one garden these make a 30 square foot garden. **Most of these plants get wider over time by spreading roots or by self-seeding .
    20 plants for $162.15. Would be $202.70 if purchased separately. You save $40.55

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…“For sale by Owner,” ninety-three year old widow Anne Patterson was moving 2000 miles to live with her daughter. She beamed as she showed me the Fern-leaved bleeding hearts under…

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  • Leptodermis oblonga Dwarf lilac Z 5-8

    Low mounding shrub with fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October. Leaves slow to leaf-out in spring but then blooms its heart out....

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    Low mounding shrub with fragrant lavender, lilac-like trumpets blooming in June – October.  Leaves slow to leaf-out in spring but then blooms its heart out.

    Size: 12-18” x 18-24” spreads by suckers
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: No. & W. China & Himalayas.
    Wildlife Value: Attracts hummingbirds

    Leptodermis means “thin skin” and oblonga refers to the oblong leaves.
    Introduced by E.H. Wilson in 1905.

  • Epimedium grandiflorum Barrenwort, Bishop’s hat Z 5-8

    OUT OF STOCK White-lavender flowers in May atop wiry stems look like fantastical birds with too many wings, or a four-cornered bishop’s hat. Ornamental heart-shaped leaves and red stems....

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    White-lavender flowers in May atop wiry stems look like fantastical birds with too many wings, or a four-cornered bishop’s hat.  Ornamental heart-shaped leaves and red stems.

    Size: 6-12” x 18” slow spreader
    Care: shade to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Once roots established, valuable in dry shade
    Native: China, Japan & Korea

    Its Chinese name is “Yin Yang Ho” meaning “Licentious goat herb, “ because allegedly an aphrodisiac for goats!  In China & Japan thought to remedy impotence, liver ailments & all age related maladies.  In Western gardens since 1834.

  • Aster cordifolium Blue wood aster Z 3-8

    Heart-shaped foliage smothered with blue daisies from late summer to fall, perfect companion for anemones

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    Heart-shaped foliage smothered with blue daisies from late summer to fall, perfect companion for anemones


    Care: Sun to shade in moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Canada to Florida, west to Oklahoma, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: Nectar source for many butterflies

    1st described by Jacques Philippe Cornuti in 1635.  Likely collected and transported to France by Samuel de Champlain.  Grown in Jardin du Roi in Paris.

July 31, 2018

Too late to plant?

…for quite a while. If you mulch the soil it will stay above 55˚even longer. So plant away to your heart’s content or move plants if you want for probably…

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  • Clematis stans Japanese clematis Z 4-8

    OUT OF STOCK Fragrant, smelling of sweet violets, soulful blue starry nodding bells with petals that flip up at the ends (recurved) Blooms August – September. Ships only in spring...

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    Fragrant, smelling of sweet violets, soulful blue starry nodding bells with petals that flip up at the ends (recurved) Blooms August – September.  Ships only in  spring

    Size: 30" x 24"
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: Japan

    Stans means “upright” as this is a bush, rather than a vine. (OK, we’ve put this in the vine category and it’s not a vine.  But most people think of Clematis as vines and we didn’t want you to miss it.) In Japan called “Kusa-botan.” Collected by Ernest Henry ‘Chinese’ Wilson before 1910.