Sunday, November 12, 2006


As with many of us in the North half part of United States, our gardens start to wind down due to winters approach giving us a time to reflect on our gardens progress. Since there is little growing during this time I'll share little treasures that bloomed earlier in the year in hopes that you'll consider finding a niche for them in your own yard.
Here's a picture of Platycodon grandiflorus. The hybrid I have growing in the garden is a dwarf variety of which I don't recall the name. Any who, its a wonderful little gem that comes back every year and requires the minimum in care. The colour is the most vibrant blue and its perfect for featuring near the front of the border or nestled amongst some rocks. Growing best in full sun with moderate summer water it blooms mid-summer (late June through beginning of August) and once planted it should be disturbed. Differently mark were this plant is located because it is very late to appear in spring coming up much later than just about everything else in garden.

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