What Makes Plants Happy?

Interesting article last month in the New York Times.
Article by Margaret Roach.


Horticulture Report:White baneberry

Plant Name: Actaea pachypodadoll-s-eyes-white-baneberry-actaea-pachypoda
Common Name:  White baneberry (Doll’s Eyes)
Plant type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 1- 2 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Flower Color: White
Exposure: Part to Full Shade
Soil Requirements: Rich, Loamy, Good drainage
Water Needs: Regular watering
Attributes: Fragrant Showy Flowers,  Shiny White Berries, Low Maintenancedolls-eye_white-baneberry
Note: Berries are poisonous to humans!
Uses: Woodland plant, Naturalizing, Native Wildflower
Native to: Eastern North America
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Horticulture Report: Dierama pulcherrimum

Plant Name: Dierama pulcherrimum

Common Name : Angel’s Fishing Rod or Fairy’s Wandflower
Plant type: Perennial
Height:   4-5 feet
Width:   4-5  feet
Bloom Time: June – August
Flower Color: Deep Pink, Light Pink, White
Exposure:  Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well drained
Water Needs:  Moderate
Attributes:  Good Texture & Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Bell-shaped Flowers
Note: Slow Growth Rate
Uses: Accent, Borders, Cut flower, Specimen plant, Massed plantings
USDA Zone:  7-9

Horticulture Report: Wall Germander

Plant Name: Teucrium chamaedryswall-germander
Common Name: Wall Germander

Plant type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Height:   1 foot

Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom Time:
Flower Color: Rosy lavender to pinkish purple
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well drained soilwall-germander2

Water Needs:  Dry to Medium
Attributes: Showy Fragrant Flower, Winter Interest, Drought Tolerate, Deer Resistant
Note: Shrubby, woody-base, clump forming, attractive dark shiny leaves.
Uses:  Edging, Mass plantings for groundcover, Old world knots and herbal gardens.
USDA Zone: 5-9