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Wednesday, 14 May 2008

STOP !

Ok ... I admit it .. I went fishing again .. sorry .. for those of you expecting something world shattering ... nah ... this is Stop Light Heucherella .. it is like a phoenix rising from the ashes .. just look at the leaves beneath it .. amazing right ? how could such an impossible colour happen from those dark burgundy ones .. every Spring I shake my head about the whole strange occurance myself. It makes you STOP and really look at it !

19 comments:

Kate said...

I sometimes 'shake my head' at the entire garden. I worried so much about them during my horrible winter but they seem to be so happy... Who knows what makes 'em grow? Beautiful photos! :) -k

ourfriendben said...

Yup, this one's a real showstopper! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pic!

Melanie said...

WOW OH WOW!

Hey Joy, I've trying to figure out why you haven't been posting my comments and just saw that they need me to do that "stuff" again. Duh, silly me has been posting away and then clicking off into blogger land. Sorry, now I know why they aren't showing up.

Were you getting too much spam? I got some but it stopped lately.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

It's a beauty.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thanks Debbie .. it is a strange little guy doing what it does : )

Melanie .. I didn't know it was doing that spam check again ... I did get a bit of it but thought I had the double check off .. have to look at it again .. I always print your stuff girl ! haha
Nice turn of events for plant sale !

Hey "ben" thanks .. I love this spot year round too.

Kate I do that too .. it is amazing that these plants come through after such crappy weather .. it always makes me excited to see them "wave' at me ? LOL

Katarina i Kullavik said...

A real eye-catcher! Very nice!
/Katarina

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Katarina .. Thank you ! I have to get over to your blog soon ! : )

Nancy J. Bond said...

What a wonderful combination!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi nancy .. thanks !

gardenpath said...

I like this. This happens every year? Neat.

Gail said...

joy,

You have the best plants and I love how they fit together in your garden,

Gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail .. ah, jeez ... Thanks !
My zoo has quite a few odd plants .. I guess that says I'm off the wall a bit myself ? LOL

Hi there Gardenpath .. yup ! so far so good .. these guys can "heave" during the winter which means placing them back in the ground properly .. but I haven't had that problem .. yet ?

Rose said...

I already have the Jack Frost on my list of plants to add, but now you've got me convinced I need to add some heuchera and heucherella. This Stop Light is really striking. Enjoyed your clever titles!

WiseAcre said...

I thought at first I was looking at a Foam Flower (Tiarella). The foliage is similar to Tiarella 'Black Velvet'.

After looking them up I found they are a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Unfortunately my favorite nursery doesn't grow "Stop Light" or I'd throw some on the truck on my next visit.

I did buy some Heuchera 'Sashay' I couldn't pass by after seeing. They have frilly foliage that's green on the top and deep purple on the bottom. The leaves are so ruffled that the purple undersides are visible. I'll have to post a photo when I get a chance.

albertapostcards said...

I love heuchera anyway but I'm a huge fan of anything that is lime like or chartreuse -- what a beauty this is!! How on earth could anyone resist that!

Cheers,
Diane

GardenJoy4Me said...

Diane .. you must have "Lime Ricky" or "Key Lime Pie" ? now those are shocking chartreuse and when planted with a dark foliage one (Queen Victoria Lobelia .. is one I do with them) it is a wow !
Thanks for stopping by again : )

Wiseacre .. I have seen "Sashay" on the net and thought WOW ! .. so please don't forget to post a picture of it .. I haven't seen it here so maybe by next year I might be able to find one .. or .. you could throw one across the bridge and I'll catch it ! LOL

Hi Rose .. I'm so glad I can help out making you want more plants too ! I just posted back on your site that I think I NEED help because I can't stop buying plants .. truly .. this year it is worse than ever .. BIG sigh.

Mark said...

I never really appreciated Heucheras that much, but I think you might have changed my mind. Love the 3rd picture in your Jack and friends post.

Cheers Mark

Anna said...

Once again--and no surprise--we shopped at the same store. Tirella and Hucherra made a nice couple didn't they? I can't get enough of these cultivars. They just keep getting better.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Mark ... hello ! ..I'm only too happy to change your mind about these surprising jewels ? in the garden. To tell you the truth I have reconsidered a lot of plants I didn't take a shine to either .. I don't know what it is but we seem to change our attitiudes don't we ? LOL

Anna .. they do seem to make some wonderful "kids" don't they ? .. It is amazing what beautiful plants are being created .. I'm hopelessly addicted ? LOL