GardenWeek Virtual Visits July 28, 2000

Editor's Journal: Stonecrop

After a day of pouring rain and a day of drizzle, the sun poked out from the clouds just a bit. Many interesting plants--and combinations of plants--in the Flower Garden. And on the Himalayan Slope, the Clerodendrum trichotomum is blooming! Continue.

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Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit plants indicated by AGM.

Beyond the lavender Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta the white Polygonum polymorphum shown blooming on June 14 is still a mass of white.
Across the Skinny Vista
Hydrangea aspera subsp. robusta
Fuzzy foliage and large flat heads of flowers floating like clouds--the outer flowers are the palest lavender and the inner flowers are a contrasting lavender.
Green leaved Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea' in front of the purple leaved Canna and Prunus shown on the right in the border leading to the Black Garden.
Lush Enroute to the Black Garden
Purple Leaves--Large and Small
The small dark foliage of Prunus x cistena (AGM) is complemented by the similarly colored--but far larger--Canna leaves.
The reddish-green older leaves and pink new growth of a potted Loropetalum chinense brought out for the summer pick up the pink spots of Hypoestes 'Red Splash'.
Loropetalum and Hypoestes
Fuchsia and Coleus
The red and purple flowers of Fuchsia 'Mrs. Popple' with the red and green leaves of a Coleus and Plectranthus purpureus on the left.
In the Red Bed, light red Monarda 'Cambridge Scarlet', (AGM) and dark red leaved Coleus 'Big Red'.
Monarda and Coleus
Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'
A Geranium with deeply cut foliage and a red spot at the base of each "cut".
Another taller growing Impatiens, this species has yellow flowers.
Impatiens noli-tangere
Salvia glutinosa
A large planting of this Salvia is just starting to display its yellow flowers.
The fluffy flower spikes of a member of the Lamiaceae family.
Agastache foeniculum
Borago officinalis 'Alba'
The patch of white Borago always seems to glow.
Meanwhile on the Himalayan slope, the Clerodendrum trichotomum has been most gracefully uncurling its buds for a while now and is just starting to bloom.
Clerodendrum trichotomum
Clerodendrum trichotomum
This Clerodendrum, although not thought of as winter hardy in this area, seems to thrive and its fragrant pink and white flowers are always a welcome midsummer treat at Stonecrop.
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