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Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Flowers in the Planter

photo of library flowers by Rachel SenechalSo many people enjoy the beautiful flowers at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The list of the plants used in these photos was compiled by Georgia Valentine one of our Master Gardeners responsible for the gardens. Jane Lendway is the other Master Gardener who cares for the gardens and coordinates other volunteers to weed, water and mulch. These gardens are a gift of love from the Washington/Orange Master Gardeners!photo by Rachel Senechal

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This year’s plants came from Arcana Gardens and Greenhouses in Jericho. They have an amazing selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables, all organic. Check their website by clicking on their name above or stop in at 175 Schillhammer Road, off Rte 117 N from I-89, Exit 11 (Richmond Exit).

In the back: Snapdragons – Royal Bride (white) and Double Azalea Apricot

In the front:
Diascia – Diamonte apricot (looks like a little sedum)
Petunia – Tidal Wave (Well named – it is about to submerge everything else)

Fiber Optic (guess which one!) (this little one is just barely holding its own)
Bunny Tail

That fuzzy plant: an ornamental sage– we lost the label so don’t know the exact name 

In the middle:
Flowering Maple – Bella Vanilla (we hope that the 15’ on the label is a typo…)
Oxypetalum Tweedia – supposedly the only annual with turquoise blue flowers…
Osteospermum – African Daisy
Lettuce – Black Simpson

This planter is Hot and Dry, so we try to water it frequently, and mix in plenty of compost and “Water Grabber” crystals to keep the soil moist.