Thank you Ashlanders for making AGC’s plant sale a huge success!
Ashland Garden Club 39th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday May 12th, 9-Noon, at the Safeway Parking Lot.
Money raised funds the club’s scholarships.
Beautiful Mother’s Day bouquets will be for sale at amazing prices!
Plant Name: Allium sphaerocephalon
Common name: Persian Onion or Drumstick Allium
Plant type: Bulb
Height: 20-24 inches
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: Reddish-Purple
Exposure: Full Sun- Part Sun
Soil Requirements: Well-drained fertile sandy soil
Water Needs: Average
Attributes: Colorful Fragrant Flowers, Interesting egg-shaped flower, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to grow, Deer resistant , Squirrel & Rabbit resistant.
Uses: Cut flower, Dried Flower, Perennial Garden, Mass plantings, Garden Interest
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8
“….experiment showed not only that plants can learn” by association — which is astounding in itself — but also how easily humans underestimate plants. “We are plant blind,”…. Monica Gagliano Ecologist University of Western Australia
There was a very interesting article written by Marta Zaraska in the May 2017 issue of Discover Magazine about the ongoing research on plant behaviors. Gagliano, and other researchers, are discovering how plants talk to each other, and not only do plants learn by association, but they remember and make decisions. They recognize family members, learn language from their parents, support other plants and warn each other. Some plants even count. They are “brainier than you think”!
Read the full article here….
Interesting article last month in the New York Times.
Article by Margaret Roach.