Friends-Catalog 2017 by Friends School Plant Sale

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www.friendsschoolplantsale.com may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 31 perennials p529 solomon’s seal variegated polygonatum multiflorum variegatum toad lily continued leaves have wide white to cream stripes tiny white bell flowers hang below arching stems in spring adds wonderful airy contrast to areas with large-leaved plants like hostas 24”h ∏ÓΩç $8.00—4.5” pot p575 gilt edge t formosana—large vigorous plant speedwell veronica p576 moonlight treasure ◊ ß—yellow flowers in flower spikes rise above lower foliage Í∏Ω∫˝‰ $2.00—2.5” pot p530 giles van hees ß—pink flowers from early $6.00—4.5” pot with gold-edged leaves attractive lavender flowers in the fall 24–36”h ç $10.00—4.5” pot late summer to early fall sit just above light green leaves dappled with darker green splashes 8–10”h ç summer through frost ★★★★★ 6”h trillium trillium purple flowers set off by woolly silver foliage prefers excellent drainage 18–24”h spring-blooming woodland wild flowers with whorled sets of three leaves cannot tolerate full sun provide a rich deep moist soil and year-round leaf mulch ∏ÓΩ¥ p531 silver v spicata incana ◊—mid-summer blue$3.00—2.5” pot p532 first love ◊—fluorescent pink flower spikes blooms all summer and especially great planted in a group great cut flower 6–12”h by 8–12”w see also veronica creeping page 10 p533 spikenard japanese golden ß aralia cordata sun king red-brown stems lined with 6” bright gold leaves bring a tropical look to any shady area tall spikes of white flowers are followed by decorative black fruit edible shoots in spring like asparagus 48”h by 36”w ∏ $12.00—4.5” pot spurge cushion euphorbia polychroma electric color for spring Í∏ç˝¥ $2.00—2.5” pot p534 e polychroma ß—showy yellow-green bracts in early spring foliage turns maroon in fall ★★★★★ 16–24”h $7.00—4.5” pot p535 bonfire ß—this plant will stop you in your tracks with its color variation it has deep purple red and orange leaves with crackling yellow bracts in spring ★★★★★ 18”h stonecrop see box page 30 sundrops oenothera cheery flowers in summer Í∫ $2.00—2.5” pot p565 ozark o missouriensis ß—large yellow flowers on somewhat trailing plants june–august ★★★★★ 6–12”h p566 pink o speciosa ß—a pink version of sundrops and it’s lovely spreads possibly aggressively 12”h Ω p567 sunflower downy helianthus mollis ß yellow 3–4” flowers from august–september fuzzy gray-green foliage goldfinches will come and devour the seeds drought-tolerant midwest native that will spread slowly by rhizomes in drier soil faster in moist soil 48–60”h Í∏Ω∫Â¥ $2.00—2.5” pot p568 sweet woodruff galium odoratum ß sweetly fragrant tiny white flowers blooms may–june sometimes used to stuff pillows strong spreader will grow in those difficult places 6”h Í∏ӽ $5.00—4 plants in a pack thyme creeping thymus spreading herb with a carpets of small flowers tolerates light foot traffic releases a spicy aroma when stepped on may be mowed very hardy and extremely droughttolerant happiest in well-drained soil ÍΩ∫Ç˝ ‰ $2.00—2.5” pot p569 golden creeper t serpyllum ◊ ß—gold foliage topped by lavender-pink flowers 3”h p570 mother-of-thyme t serpyllum ß—deep pink to lilac flowers 3–6”h by 12–18”w $3.00—2.5” pot p571 red t coccineus ß—bright red-purple flowers and tiny rounded dark green leaves with a wonderful scent when crushed 2”h by 12–18”w $5.00—4 plants in a pack p572 pink chintz t serpyllum ß—very floriferous 3”h by 12–18”w $11.00—6 plants in a pack p573 spicy orange ß—crush the light green needlelike foliage of this groundcover and you will know why it is also prized for cooking pink flowers attract butterflies in early summer 2–3”h by 12”w see more thyme pages 9 and 10 toad lily tricyrtis intriguing small flowers in fall prefers moist soil forming colonies in good sites protect from early frost so you don’t miss the flowers on this late bloomer native to china and japan ∏ $2.00—2.5” pot p574 japanese t hirta ß—mauve with spots 24”h $6.00—4.5” pot p577 yellow t luteum ß—upright yellow petals emerge from the center of silver-flecked foliage 12”h $12.00—4.5” pot p578 red t erectum ß—maroon-red flowers with curled back petals are held above the foliage 12”h see more trillium pages 19 and 56 p579 tunic flower petrorhagia saxifraga clouds of pink flowers all summer on tangled mats almost ever-blooming and so easy to grow 4–6”h by 24”w Í˝‰ $4.00—3.5” pot p580 vervain rose glandularia canadensis ß magenta-lavender flowers may–august on dense mats of dark green long bloom time native to the midwest formerly verbena 12”h Í∏Ω˝‰ $2.50—3.5” pot p581 waxbells yellow kirengeshoma palmata bell-shaped 1.5” yellow flowers in fall over fuzzy foliage with dark purple stems wonderful for the shady or woodland garden korean and japanese origin slow to establish 36–48”h by 24–36”w ∏Ó $10.00—4.5” pot wild indigo baptisia australis a classic garden favorite with pea-blossom flowers and gray-green foliage blooms in june black seed pods later in the season are good for dried arrangements snubbed by deer tolerates poor dry soil does not transplant once established Í∏Ω∫Â¥ $2.00—2.5” pot p582 blue ß—one of the u of m’s tough and terrific perennials ★★★★★ 36–48”h $12.00—1 gal pot p583 blue towers ß—dozens of tall spikes with 20” of periwinkle to lavender-blue flowers narrow dense habit with foliage that remains attractive into the fall bred by plant delights nursery 48”h p584 pink truffles ß—pale pink blooms lightly dusted with yellow compact 36”h see also the native wild indigo page 56 p585 willowherb alpine epilobium fleischeri cheerful flowers on red stems have four narrow magenta petals alternating with four pink oval petals somewhat resembling a compass compact gray-green foliage and attractive silvery seed heads july and august bloom 12–18”h Í∏‰ $3.00—2.5” pot p586 winecups callirhoe involucrata ß showy 2–3” wine-red cup-shaped flowers late spring through summer give it plenty of space sprawling low plants for an informal look enjoys poor dry soil native to the midwest 6–12”h by 24–36”w ͘ $3.50—3.5” pot p587 wood poppy stylophorum diphyllum ß a nice spot of bright yellow in the late spring to early summer woodland fuzzy green flower buds and pleasant long-lasting foliage a reseeding midwest native 12–18”h ∏Ó $3.50—3.5” pot p588 yellow archangel ß lamiastrum galeobdolon hermann’s pride bright yellow flowers in spring variegated silver foliage nonspreading 12”h by 18–24”w Í∏Ó $5.00—4 plants in a pack p589 yellow indigo thermopsis montana ß clustered yellow lupine-like spring flowers on spikes followed by velvety seed pods may self-sow 24–36”h Í∏Ω¥ $2.00—2.5” pot p590 yucca yucca glauca a dramatic spiky plant that sends up a giant flower stalk with bell-shaped ivory flowers very fragrant native to drier sites of the great plains also called soapweed because its roots can be used to make soap 36–72”h Í∫ $2.00—2.5” pot by heather holm • $24.95 • isbn 9780991356355 knowyour bees by kent pet terson w ho knew that we had so many different bees local author heather holm does in 2013 holm brought us her highly successful book pollinators of native plants which used beautiful photos and clear text to explain the relationship between pollinating insects and our native flowering plants that book covered all of the important insects—moths butterflies flies beetles and bees—and the critical role they play in pollination holm’s new book bees an identification and native plant forage guide goes in depth on bees there’s a lot to learn and more beautiful photos the reproduction of plants is complex but is primarily dependent on two types of pollination while grasses including major food crops like corn and rice depend on wind pollination all of heather holm our beautiful flowers and the fruits that follow them depend on insects is doing a workthe importance of bees in pollination is well shop on saturday understood by the scientific community but the at 10:00 a.m in public has only recently become concerned as the garden fair news of neonicotinoid pesticide effects has outside the spread much of that news has focused on honeybees holm’s book tells us about all the grandstand other bees that are wild in nature and which see page 5 get a lot less attention for instance while domesticated honeybees she will also live in hives wild bees—which do most of the be signing books work of pollination—live in the ground or in indoors at the plant cavities did you know that a dried plant stem in your garden could be the winter home of terrace a bee larva before you cast out all of the debris horticultural or disturb your bare soil holm has tips for you books booth that would help you make your decision about what you can do to improve habitat for wild bees the book is organized like holm’s earlier book and offers a tremendous amount of information it can be read straight through or used as a reference be sure to read these sections in particular • bees at a glance pages 38–42 • how to use the guide pages 93–100 • bee conservation checklist page 200 this important guide for gardeners and professionals is for everyone that loves the natural world and is available at terrace horticultural books and at our booth inside the friends school plant sale kent petterson is the proprieter of terrace horticultural books in st paul www.terracehorticulturalbooks.com