April 29, 2017
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Happy Saturday, gardeners and wildflower watchers!
Well, #TrackTheBloom is moving north in California, and into the mountains. One of the plants blooming there now is Baby Blue Eyes. Little blue flowers harmonize with a lot of other flower colors, but they can also be used alone.
The Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan features an entire hillside planted in Baby Blue Eyes. "In spring, 4.5 million nemophilas (baby blue eyes) paint the 3.5-hectare Miharashi Hills light blue. The nemophilas are stunning under the blue sky against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean." Finding Nemo (and friends)
Interesting that an American wildflower is so prominently featured in a Japanese park. Simple, yet extravagant. This park has a totally different feeling from Japanese botanical gardens where they put straw hats over peonies (last video here). Don't comment on old threads.
The Nemophilas are blooming at that Seaside Park right now, not far from the Giant Ferris Wheel. This is the park's flower calendar for the year so you can get an idea what they do when those little blue flowers fade.
If you are not into wildflower monoculture but you plan to sow wildflower seeds in the fall, Baby Blue Eyes look great under Tidy Tips (scroll down) or with California Poppies, though the latter two will probably last longer into warm weather in the spring, especially if dead-headed. Nemophila is also charming with other delicate pastel wildflowers.
You can actually buy seeds for Baby blue and purple and black and white eyes.
What's so good about nemophila (baby blue eyes) in the first place? Well, it's one of the few hardy annual flowers that enjoys shade and also enjoys damp soil. The name comes from the Greek meaning, more or less, liking woodland.
The bottom center photo above is 'Five Spot', which is a different species from the others, N. maculata.
A couple of notes on Nemophila species that haven't made it into garden culture: A hiker and photographer took photos of both Eastwood's Baby Blue-Byes (Nemophila pulchella) and regular Baby Blue-Eyes near the Carmel River in (or near) the Ventana Wilderness. (There are some great flower photos elsewhere on his site, too). I know Clint Eastwood was the mayor of Carmel and all, but I am not convinced that the common name of the wild flower is related to his fame.
Nemophila phacelioides is native to Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. The flower is known commonly as Texas baby blue eyes, largeflower baby blue eyes, or flannel breeches. Anybody have a clue where the flannel breeches name came from?
Places to Visit in the USA
Can't make it to Japan? Springs Preserve in Las Vegas has kind of a Vegas vibe, with a Boomtown 1905 exhibit and other museum exhibits. Not typical for a botanical garden. Weekends through May there is an Extreme Parrots show. And a Ripley's Believe It or Not thing going through May 7. And more!
Oops. Name of preserve changed above based on an update from cthulhu:
I was there recently. The 10 is part of the logo for their tenth anniversary -- it's just "Springs Preserve" and not "10 Springs Preserve."
There is a lot to see there, so budget sufficient time.
There are also 110 acres of demonstration gardens, wildlife habitat and natural gardens. The "desert wetland" was developed in an existing storm water retention basin. The butterfly habitat is open spring and fall (probably through May, "as temperatures permit". Closes early on May 27 for a Blues and Brews Festival.
Their Garden Resources include a search tool which allows you to find, for example, desert plants that take reflected heat. Or you can email an expert desert gardener. I think the climate in Las Vegas is even more challenging for gardeners than that of Phoenix, because of harder winter freezes. So some of these resources could be useful to members of The Horde in the desert.
NOTICE: Tomorrow (April 30) is the last day to enter to win a Botanic Garden Getaway to an American botanical garden. Which one would you recommend to a winning member of The Horde (and guest)?
Gardens of The Horde or their neighbors
Do you have Pimpernels?
California Girl (not CaliGirl) sent in another nice photo.
These are lovely Johnny jumpups in my friend's flowerbed. She always has gorgeous flowers. There's a little peach-colored flower from a weed poking its head through, but it's pretty, too.
Look for the peach-colored flower toward the top of the photo. It is Scarlet Pimpernel. Doesn't look very scarlet, does it? I have never seen a really "scarlet" Scarlet Pimpernel. Flower color is variable. These days, the flower is often seen along the sides of roads that were salted during winter, forming ribbons of color in spring (usually a peachy color in the USA, I think).
Johnny Jump-ups are not particularly large flowers, but a Scarlet Pimpernel is much smaller. Still, it is pretty for a weed. Below is a magnification of one in a more saturated color. It's from a review of the first novel about the famous Scarlet Pimpernel at Goodreads. The tiny flower was his symbol. "Baroness Orczy, who lived from 1865 to 1947, wrote fifteen Scarlet Pimpernel books altogether."
Scarlet Pimpernel was once used for medical treatments from skin discoloration to the bite of a mad dog. Its genus name (Anagalis) may have once reflected its reputation for relieving depression following liver troubles, causing people "to laugh" again.
The virtues of the Pimpernel.
Is there nothing it can't do?
The Herb Pimpernel is good to prevent witchcraft, as Mother Bumby doth affirm.
That was then, this is now. This plant is apparently quite toxic in quantity, including to livestock. Fortunately, it tastes nasty. Do not mistake it for chickweed when feeding birds or poultry. The seeds are toxic, too. The plant looks a lot like chickweed before (or after) it blooms. Common names include red chickweed, poor man's barometer, poor man's weather-glass, shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock. Flowers open only during daylight hours when sun is sufficiently strong. They close on overcast days.
As noted at the link above, the Scarlet Pimpernel and its blue variation were studied by Darwin and other early genetic scientists. Teams of scientists are still studying why Pimpernels are mostly scarlet in the UK and mostly blue in Spain. Go ahead, follow the link. It's not all genetics.
Once I grew Blue Pimpernel. One of the bluest little flowers available. Thompson and Morgan sells 'Skylover' as a plant in the UK. An alternative to lobelia for hanging baskets. In the USA, Swallowtail Seeds sells 'Blue Lights' as seed. Here are Scarlet and Blue Pimpernel together.
Wild Mock Orange
Not all wildflowers are annuals. Kindltot likes fragrant flowers. He wrote this a while ago:
I am lucky because in my front yard I have a Mock Orange, Philidelphus lewisii. It is nice yard shrub, as long as you keep it under control. Mine is not. Here, in my front yard it is strangling the rhododendron while in turn being strangled by the grape.
The branches are very tough and won't splinter but they tend to shatter if you pull them, especially when they get old, and this one I think I will get back under control with the chainsaw next month.
The flowers are so fragrant though, and I hate to cut it back and lose a year of flowers. I can leave the windows open and I get the perfume in my bedroom.
There are several wonderful species and cultivars of mock orange, from very hardy ones to a vining species from Mexico. Philadelphus lewisii is sometimes known as Syringa, which is confusing because that is the genus name of lilacs, which are not closely related. It is the State Flower of Idaho. There is a drought-tolerant cultivar developed in Canada called 'Waterton'. It reaches 4 to 6 feet. The taller, looser wild form west of the Cascades where Kindltot lives is sometimes called P gordoniansus.
So, did you take a chainsaw to your Mock Orange, Kindltot?
If plants are that exuberant in Kindltot's yard, maybe he shouldn't plant a Chinese or Japanese Wisteria.
What's going on in your garden?
Here in the San Joaquin Valley, it has been pretty windy, but still cool (for here). We have been replacing our drip system. Anything going on in your garden? Planted any veggies? Harvested any veggies?
The Telegraph has some tips on planting a meadow, including what might be called an eco-lawn here. I think preparation is key to establishing a permanent wildflower display. Weed control should come before planting. Maybe even solarization this summer.
Have a great week.
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Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 06:58 AM (Ot7+c)
I'll be in and out this morning.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:02 AM (qahv/)
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Posted by: Mertensia virginica at April 29, 2017 07:11 AM (sBOL1)
One tradition is to save the pips from which grew lily of the valley stems for a bridal bouquet. The pips are then planted in the garden of the happy newlyweds. Or in a pot.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:11 AM (qahv/)
The next door neighbor sprayed our joint fenceline and got the Indian plums that I had planted, I think they are all done for. Next year I'm planting the whips next to the other neighbor's board fence.
On blue flowers, the Camas lilies are blooming at the side of the road, and the heavy rains seem to have done them some good. They are dark colored and extra tall. That is my Fall project, to transplant some to the back yard.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2017 07:12 AM (T+ln4)
Forgot more than one. Heh.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:12 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2017 07:13 AM (uKRys)
Posted by: Insomniac at April 29, 2017 07:13 AM (0mRoj)
To limit the size of your mock orange, consider pruning it back in summer, while in full growth. Maybe not all at once. That would avoid sending growth hormones to the cuts you make, which is what happens when a deciduous shrub or tree is pruned while dormant.
When you say "Asian Quince", do you mean flowering quince? Fruit any good?
The Camas Lilies sound beautiful. Sorry about your Indian Plums.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:19 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: pookysgirl watched too much Red Green at April 29, 2017 07:24 AM (ar2KI)
Posted by: pookysgirl at April 29, 2017 07:25 AM (ar2KI)
Are you talking Vinca as in Vinca Major (lavender blue or white flowers) or Vinca as in upright annual "Vincas" (Catharanthus rosea) with white, pink, red or lavender flowers?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:30 AM (qahv/)
I was looking into getting a elderberry tree, and I was looking for places to get one. And then I discovered that there is a volunteer growing beside by porch.
KT, or any one, do you know if the roots will break my foundation? I can transplant it now, but not when it gets big.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2017 07:32 AM (T+ln4)
Virginia Bluebells and their relatives are a joy to run across when walking near a stream in the woods.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:32 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: PaleRider at April 29, 2017 07:35 AM (8qFZP)
I would not leave a volunteer elderberry near your house foundation.
I know you're into natives, but if you want fruit quality (or ornamental "wow", you might consider named cultivars. You may need two different ones for pollination. Or a named one and a wild one.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:36 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2017 07:36 AM (Sfs6o)
There are some flowering quinces that don't have thorns. There are also some dwarfs. Some have edible fruit, quite acid, that needs to be cooked like most regular quince. Some fruits are described as 'lemony'.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:40 AM (qahv/)
Japanese culture is . . . . Japanese.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:41 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Ronster at April 29, 2017 07:41 AM (CDUSe)
Hope your surviving little trees make it. Let us know.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:45 AM (qahv/)
I had a california bay laurel that self seeded, too, and I cut that one down to keep my foundation in one piece.
I've mentioned my apple-grafting experiments. One of my grafts has finally blossomed this year. I've gone on and on about it, but the upshot is that I tried my hand at grafting, but I forgot to keep track of what I used for the scion wood. So, it worked, but I have no idea if it was a success.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2017 07:45 AM (T+ln4)
Weed control and fertilization of lawns is not very motivational. At least I don't think they are motivational activities.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:46 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 29, 2017 07:47 AM (vAcWO)
It snowed near Zurich in Switzerland, too. Just as Al Gore's new movie was announced. Gore Effect?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 07:49 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 12:41 PM (qahv/)
Yup. It can be weird but fun. The gardens I saw off the beaten path were gorgeous.
Posted by: pookysgirl at April 29, 2017 07:54 AM (ar2KI)
Are you talking Vinca as in Vinca Major (lavender blue or white flowers) or Vinca as in upright annual "Vincas" (Catharanthus rosea) with white, pink, red or lavender flowers?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 12:30 PM (qahv/)
Not sure KT. I will let you know next Sat. I usually try to find Red, White and Blue. (darkish purple)
Posted by: Infidel at April 29, 2017 07:56 AM (uKRys)
LOL because I was just talking to my eldest (she of the big wedding) and commented about the butterflies in the venue. She claims that no, they are natural and she didn't have them hidden to release at the appropriate time. The butterflies were awesome, so I was wondering if they were natural.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2017 07:58 AM (MIKMs)
This link (a pic from PA, just found it from a Bing search) has a picture of what they look like here in bloom, along the roadside.
My American Meadows order shipped yesterday. I picked a few from their "deer resistant" section, but plan to cage them in since even one bite would destroy them when they are so small. The deer have munched my day lilies but were nice enough to leave several inches. I have a fence around them, but not high enough. Hopefully as the corn comes up the deer will eat that instead, or other new growth.
I'd never heard of most of these, but they looked interesting.
Robert Fleming Hibiscus
Crimson Pirate Daylilies
Ajuga Catlin's Giant
Gala Madrid bearded iris
white feather pampas grass
Mardi Gras helenium
The Rocket Ligularia
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Posted by: JTB at April 29, 2017 08:18 AM (V+03K)
Yes, natives tend to be low maintenance. In the case of elderberries, I don't think the cultivars for fruit or ornamentation are difficult to grow under similar conditions. Some of the ornamental ones are dwarf, and either the ornamental or fruiting ones should pollinate your seedling, if it is a Blue Elderberry. Here's some background on Blue Elderberry. Read elsewhere that it can grow from one gallon to 15 feet in three years!
Red Elderberry (also native in your area) should not be used for food.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:19 AM (qahv/)
Yup. It can be weird but fun. The gardens I saw off the beaten path were gorgeous.
It's always been my dream to visit Japan, however Fukishima has sort of doused that idea. Now seeing their gardens is added to the imaginary activities there.
Their culture is weird and surreal and somewhat magical all at the same time for me.
And I don't think they're hats over the peonies. They're little teepees.
Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 08:19 AM (8zWAk)
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Posted by: CaliGirl at April 29, 2017 08:21 AM (Ri/rl)
Congrats on your apple graft.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:21 AM (qahv/)
Real Vinca is generally a vine. An aggressive vine.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:24 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 01:19 PM (qahv/)
It has cyanogens that will be destroyed by heating. The truth be told they also taste funny, and I can't figure out what the flavor is. Maybe almond extract. The red elderberries are so lovely though.
Imagine the green leaves, red fruits against the white clapboard porch. Makes me want to get some clapboards.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 29, 2017 08:25 AM (T+ln4)
Posted by: Ronster at April 29, 2017 08:28 AM (CDUSe)
Wow! A monarch chrysalis already. And after hard freezes?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:29 AM (qahv/)
It would be easier to tell if the butterflies at the wedding were natural if we knew what kind they were and where the wedding was.
For example, Gulf Fritillaries are bold around people and can be present in large numbers where there are passion vines.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:32 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 08:32 AM (Ot7+c)
I love blue chicory flowers, too.
Glad you got your plants in. Careful working around the pampas grass. It can have sharp edges. Not sure if that is the one that is so invasive in California.
Ajuga can also be aggressive, but it's little.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:37 AM (qahv/)
Thanks for the tip on Sierra wildflowers. There are some in the mountains that are really different from the ones found lower.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:40 AM (qahv/)
Hope those salad greens hurry.
Removing your chive blossoms may reduce their dormant period.
You can eat individual chive blossoms. The flavor may be stronger than that of the leaves.
Since you have a good-tasting variety, don't toss your plants if they go dormant after blooming.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:44 AM (qahv/)
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Posted by: Robert Zimmerman at April 29, 2017 08:47 AM (vRcUp)
Hope you get an opportunity to visit Japan someday.
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Posted by: Big V at April 29, 2017 09:08 AM (ep6C/)
Dang. Are they wild plums that taste good?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:09 AM (qahv/)
Me too! I did lecture my poor soninlaw about turning over the perennial beds at his house -- that he would regret it because when he tried to replace with something even half as nice, he wouldn't be able to afford it on a bet. Poor guy is starting to believe.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 29, 2017 09:16 AM (MIKMs)
How old are your onion seeds? They don't stay viable as long as some other seeds.
On your basil, don't kill the seedlings with kindness. Too much water might rot them.
Can't comment on your crimson shagglethorn. Heh.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:18 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: Pat* at April 29, 2017 09:20 AM (qC1ju)
Thanks for checking in.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:20 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: PaleRider at April 29, 2017 09:24 AM (8qFZP)
Wow. That is a beautiful close-up!
I've grown all of the wildflowers you mentioned except for the nigellas.
Some were grown in the milder climate of Southern California, though. Hope yours make it.
Phacelia tanacetifolia is a famous "bee plant". Looks really different from the Desert Bluebell.
Your experience confirms the vigor of Tidy Tips. I also liked the look of the soft yellow Layia at one of the Nemophila links above.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:29 AM (qahv/)
I call them wild plums, not sure what they are. Got the start from Gurney years ago. They taste OK, not great. They don't get very big. The last few years some kind of insect burrows in to the seed and that pretty much destroys the fruit.
Posted by: Ronster at April 29, 2017 09:31 AM (CDUSe)
Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 09:31 AM (8nWyX)
If you decide to harvest some of your chive flowers, take the entire stem. It's a lot tougher than the leaves.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:32 AM (qahv/)
I can just see you taking chive starts to community meetings. Heh.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:35 AM (qahv/)
Basil seeds can carry some fungi that kill them. You might be misting too often.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 09:36 AM (qahv/)
Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 09:39 AM (8nWyX)
Posted by: stonecutter at April 29, 2017 10:56 AM (Bfr22)
Things are wet, wet, wet here in WNY and I'm way behind getting things sorted. We're a week or so from the Lilacs and Quince blooming, the Wisteria is late and the weeds are running rampant.
Posted by: browndog at April 29, 2017 11:36 AM (bGMOs)
Darn it. Late frosts ruin so many things.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 12:11 PM (qahv/)
You and Kindletot are on the same wavelength today. Sounds like time for a review on flowering quinces. There are some non-thorny ones.
Go ahead and cut some branches of that thorny devil, put them in a vase and watch them bloom indoors a little early.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 12:27 PM (qahv/)
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Posted by: Bill R. at April 29, 2017 01:03 PM (jKUeC)
"seeds regularly spread by birds". In other words, seeds that have had germination inhibitors removed in a bird's guts. Delightful, eh?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 01:10 PM (qahv/)
Posted by: Pat* at April 29, 2017 01:11 PM (qC1ju)
Not around thorny plants, I hope. Heh.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 01:13 PM (qahv/)
Welcome back home! Sounds like you need a watering can.
Did you plant a type of tulip known to persist in the garden? Some are best re-planted every year. In most climates, anyway.
My mother maintained some of the Species, Greigii and Kaufmanniana tulips (low-growing, some with mottled leaves) for several years in her garden in Utah.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 01:22 PM (qahv/)
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Posted by: Pat* at April 29, 2017 02:29 PM (qC1ju)
Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 04:09 PM (4DCSq)
Wow. It seems unusual to have a Monarch caterpillar overwinter. You got Tropical Milkweed? A. curassavica?
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 05:13 PM (qahv/)
Don't think we will be seeing a Scarlet Pimpernel movie review at AoSHQ. Heh.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 05:15 PM (qahv/)
Interesting way to acquire tulip bulbs! Nice to have nieces.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 05:22 PM (qahv/)
Lucky, or, just have the right conditions I guess.
Of course, after a decade or so, some tulips just disappear (natural death?) or maybe 'revert' to yellow or red or a bicolor of red and yellow. Still pretty, though. We have a *riot of color* in tulips alone right now, in every corner of the yard. Red, pink, purple, white, yellow-- plus grape hyacinth all over the place-- I love it! Clematis (3) are all forming buds, too!
Bunnies are munching strawberry leaves, but leaving the flowers-- so we'll get fruit. Funny.
Cherries are done blooming, apples just starting to bloom, maple seedlings popping up everywhere and of course Dandelions galore.
It's finally warm enough to bring tomato and pepper seedlings out for a bit of sun. They still must be brought in at night, however. Maybe will plant out in another month. (May 10th-15th is *last frost* for here, but it's been so cold this year I think we'll wait a couple extra weeks.)
Happy gardening, and thanks to KT (as always!) for this thread.
Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 29, 2017 06:17 PM (5muuD)
Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 29, 2017 06:19 PM (5muuD)
The tulips sound great! Are the Grape Hyacinths all the same color and species? Wonder if grape hyacinths in a single color make multi-colored tulips look better?
I schlep tomato seedlings (and some other seedlings) in and out of the house to get some sun when the weather changes in spring, too. I don't usually expose them to a full day of sun the first day. Unless they are so tiny that they still have their seed leaves.
Posted by: KT at April 29, 2017 08:30 PM (qahv/)
Our Grape Hyacinths *are* all the same color. Plain-jane dark blue. Kind of makes the rest of it look... planned... or something, lol. (All ya need is ONE clump of those things, then after a few years-- they're everywhere!)
Lately has been half-sunny and half-cloudy, so I think the seedlings are okay w/full days outside right off the bat. Will put them in part shade when temps finally forecast to go over 80, but by then we'll probably leave them out overnight also.
This year has been way colder and wetter than usual so far.
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