Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Georgia Aster & Pineapple Sage

How about this Georgia Aster? Frankly, Asters have not figured prominently in my garden for the past few years (O.K. - ever!), but I bought a Georgia Aster at the Friends of the Garden plant sale last Spring, and it has grown very tall and erupted in a torrent of blooms. Gorgeous!
Pineapple Sage is another wonderful plant; it cheers up Southern gardens every October and I'm delighted to have it in my landscape.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Globe Mallow

Angela O'Callaghan, Ph.D., of the University of Nevada in Reno, just sent me this picture of a Globe Mallow. It will probably be in bloom next March when the International Master Gardener conference is held in Las Vegas. Interesting plant, but not for the Piedmont of the Southeastern United States. Readers of this blog who plan to attend the conference will no doubt want to go and look for it while in Las Vegas.