Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’

Heuchera ‘Silver Scrolls’Silver scrolls Heuchera
Common Name:  Coral bells
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Saxifragaceae
Height:  plant 8-12 inches, flower stalks 24-in
Spread: 8 to 12-inch
Bloom Time: June to July
Flower: Pinkish White, Showy
Sun: Filtered sun to part shade
Soil: Rich humus, Well-draining
Water Needs:  Average to Moist
Foliage Colorful!  Emerge silver flushed with burgundy, matures into silver with dark purple veins.
Uses: Edging, Woodland gardens, Containers, Foliage Garden Interest, Perennial beds, Mass plantings for ground cover
Attributes: Deer Tolerant, evergreen in warm climates.
USDA Zone: 4 to 9

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Horticulture Report: Japanese Painted Fern

Plant Name: Athyrium niponicumjapanese painted fern
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern
Plant type: Fern – perennial
Height: 18-24 inches
Spread:   18-24 inches
Bloom Time:  N/A
Flower Color:  N/A – Prized for Foliage
Exposure: Full to part Shade: foliage color best in light shade
Soil Requirements: Humus-rich, well-drained soil
Water Needs: Regular watering, constant moisture
Attributes:   Dramatic foliage, Stands out in a shade garden,
Note: Feed regularly during growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Cut back old fronds after new growth begins in spring.
Uses: Foreground foliage, Containers, Firewise plant, Asian/Zen Gardens, Houseplant, Woodland Garden, Cottage Garden.
Native to: eastern Asia
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Horticulture Report: Ginkgo biloba ‘Marieken’

Plant Name: Ginkgo biloba -‘Marieken’ginkgo-biloba-mariken.jpg
Common Name: Maidenhair Tree – Dwarf
Plant type: Deciduous Conifer
Height: 2-3 feet
Spread:   2-6 feet
Foliage: Green
Golden Yellow in the Fall)
Bloom: April
Flowers:  Insignificant
Exposure:  Full Sun -Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Prefers average well-drained soil but tolerates clay
Water Needs: Medium, even moisture needed
Attributes:   Scalloped Leaves, Fall Color, Dwarf Tree,
Low-Spreading, Male Tree(fruitless), Cascading
Note: Tolerates Deer, Clay Soil, Air Pollution, Saline Conditions & Heat
Uses: Container Plant, Patio Plant, Small garden areas, Bonsai, Rock Garden
Native to: Cultivar originated as witch’s broom found in 1995 by Piet Vergeldt in Kronenburger Park, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3a-10b

Available at Portland Nursery, Portland Oregon

Horticulture Report:Rock Rose

Plant Name: Helianthemum   heliamthemum
Common name: Rock Rose
Plant type: Evergreen, or Semi-evergreen, Shrubby Perennial
Height:   6-12 inches
Spread: 1-3 feet

Bloom Time: May – June
Flower Color: Various – White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Scarlet, Orange.
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well Drained Rocky to Sandy Soil.

Water Needs: Low
Attributes:  Good in Alpine & Rock Gardens, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Evergreen Good accent plant with texture & form, Gray Foliage & Dark Green Foliage.
Uses: Attracts Butterflies,  Rock gardens, Container, Ground Cover, Xeriscape Gardens.
USDA Zone: 5-8  (check cultivar)

Planting Poetry

Rhonda Nowak, Master Gardener, English Composition teacher at Rogue Community College and garden writer for the Mail Tribune, gave an informative talk Monday on how to plant your container gardens with poetic flare.

Read her Literary Gardener blog here…
http://blogs.esouthernoregon.com/theliterarygardener/