Sunday, April 13, 2008
There’s something I love about Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra), but I can’t quite put my finger on it. An often wild and unruly-looking member of the Rosaceae (rose) family, the Queen has airy pink sprays reminiscent of cotton candy and ferny-looking leaves. The native North American plant can be found throughout eastern Canada, the northeastern and central US, and as far south as North Carolina and Missouri.
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Lordy. I had a terrible work week this past week and haven’t blogged in 10 days! I know you missed me.
Today I’m introducing a semi-regular feature called EFG Most Wanted. We here at Earth Friendly Gardening see plants that we want but can’t have all the time. I have scribbled post-it notes strewn about my desk and lists in various notebooks with cryptic Latin and common names and I can’t even remember what they are or where I saw them.
EFG Most Wanted puts an end to that. Everytime I see a plant, tree, or shrub that I’m going to get one day come hell or high water, it goes here.
Clematis viticella ‘Madame Julia Correvon’ has certainly earned the first position on EFG’s Most Wanted list. I’ve been pining over her for many years now.
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