Thursday, 19 June 2014
Nailing the Name Game
The coppery plant to the right of this picture has driven me nuttier than ever before.
I knew it was a "bush honey suckle" but which particular one?? was driving me to distraction every time it showed up in a picture I took.
A plant naming miracle happened this morning "Diervilla x lonicera (Copper) Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle"
Why ? ... the plant fates smiled upon me ... just pure darn luck.
Plant next to it is also a lovely one called veronicastrim "Fascination" from 2012.
I have the native veronicastrim in white further down the path and yes .. if you deadhead them when the flowers are finished they will flower again for you
So now that I get over the shock of finally pinpointing the name of a long ago planted shrub I love, what next?
Snow Angel heuchera ... I wasn't looking for it ... but it happened anyways ... a lot of things in life seem to happen that way ... especially for gardeners I think ... on the whim of the moment I scooped it up and thought "why not?" something to brighten up a crowded shady space !
Chocolate Joe Pye with Dream Catcher Kolkwitzia aka Beauty Berry .. plus in close range to Gold Heart Bleeding Heart and one of my gorgeous red Japanese fine leaf cut maples.
Well ... this all started out with the triumph of me being able to nail a name for a plant that has been in my garden for quite a few years (I probably searched every year for it and went through this whole drama time and time again .. go figure .. the perks of aging ungracefully ?)