These two Hidcote English Lavender plants grow in two large plastic pots in my garden. French lavender is too tender to survive the Philly winters. I have mostly native plants in my garden, but I make exceptions for roses, lavenders, and some food plants. The pollinators are going crazy on the lavenders. Bumble bees, little […]
One of my favorite native flowers in my garden.
This brilliant green caterpillar was asleep (diapause) in a pot of asters. I was repotting plants for the spring native plant on April 30th. I don’t know what species it is even my caterpillar guide couldn’t tell me. This little caterpillar is the same shade of spring green as the new green leaves […]
Common name: Eastern Red Cedar Scientific name: Juniperus virginiana L. Family: Cypress Family (Cupressaceae). Native floristic province: Eastern woodlands Native range: The distribution of red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) spans the U.S. east of the Rockies. The species also occurs in Oregon in the west. The southern red cedar (var. silicicola) occurs only in the southeastern […]
There are pink blossoms and orange rose hips in my garden. It is the beginning of the second week in December and the English rose in my garden is blooming still. At the end of November the buds were closed and I clipped, what I thought, were the last of its deep pink blossoms. But […]