plant lists from Fresh Air Sunday

Fresh Air was fantastic for me. Karen Gorden is terrific. I talked a blue streak.  Here are the lists mentioned:

Bulb list

Muscari  latifolium blue

Scilla ‘Spring Beauty’   blue

Allium ‘Atropurpureum’ purple

Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ purple-magenta

Hyacinthoides   non scripta  (English Bluebells

Tulipa tarda white  with a yellow interior

Tulipa ‘Spring Green’  white with a green stripe
My current great plants list:

Vernonia lettermanii ‘Iron Maiden’ cultivar of a native astounding.

Sciadopytis verticillata Japanese umbrella pine

Fothergilla ‘Blue Mist’

Chiononanthus virginicus

Itea ‘Little Henry’

Hakonochloa ‘All Gold’

Heuchera ‘Knockout’

I’ll be on Fresh Air with Karen Gordon who is a terrific dame, love her energy and interest. From 8:30 on we’ll be gabbing away about garden problems.

And then I’ll get back to blogging. About finding plants mentioned in the Globe columns: this is a real problem because I can only mention one place, then by the time you get there they’ll be gone. You’ve got to make demands and ask your nursery person to please get them in.

  • James Bly

    August 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Question re ever blooming Hydrangeas (blue mophead). Is ok to cut of the blooms when they are finished or should they be left? Thanks

  • Marjorie

    August 29, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Cut out anything that looks dead and leave it alone. Give it more shape next June. M

  • Abbe Osicka

    September 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Marjorie,

    I only caught a bit of your interview with Karen. You were talking about bulbs which squirrels don’t like. Are these the ones?

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