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Plant Spotlight: Mediterranean Pink Heather

March 11th, 2009

I have a few Mediterranean Pink Heather plants on my front hillside rock garden. The thing I love most about these carefree plants are the fact that they’re the first thing to bloom every year. They are blooming profusely right now. I do love this plant, it’s really nice to see something colorful in the garden right now.
Plant Strengths: Sun loving drought tolerant plant; Scented blossom; Attracts wildlife to feed or nest; All round tough plant suitable for problem areas; Provides valuable winter interest; Evergreen foliage for all year round color and screening; Suitable for container growing; Suitable for exposed coastal planting; Attractive form or foliage for all year interest; Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils; Tolerates cold exposed locations.

Is anything blooming in your gardens right now?

To The Rescue

June 25th, 2008

I always feel a bit guilty when shopping for plants at a big home improvement store, I feel like they are the puppy mills of plants. I usually end up buying the poor plants on the back display that are past their prime and have been marked down 75%. Usually they’re a little brown and crispy, but they’ll perk up when attended to. Last night, while at our big home improvement store, I found a few great plants for 75 cents each.

I bought 5 East Friesland Hybrid Sages and 5 May Night Salvia.

Plant information for East Friesland Hybrid Sage.

Plant information for May Night Salvia.

I have many of these plants already in the front garden, so I know they do well here. They were also rescued 2 years ago from the back display of the same store! I plan on using them to fill in the front hillside that is currently a work in progress. Bees love both of these plants. May Night Salvia blooms early in the spring, it’s one of the first perennials to bloom in my garden.

The Sage blooms a little later and is equally loved by the bees. It also smells great when you brush up against it while weeding.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.