Sunday, November 22, 2020

New Plant Discoveries

Bleeding Heart Vine

 This past week I spent mostly in the garden and it was so fun. I ended up putting down 75 bags of black mulch all by myself. On Friday, my gardeners pruned my two beautiful viburnum hedges that give me wonderful privacy. Yesterday at Home Depot, I found two plants brand new to me. 

The first is a bleeding heart vine that is absolutely stunning. It is from Western Africa - Senegal and Cameroon and grows to ten to twelve feet.

Bleeding Heart Vine

The other plant I found is Mona Lavender. It was developed in South Africa. The interesting thing about it is that it is a "short day plant." As the days grow shorter, to goes into bloom and blooms all winter and spring. Aren't these both beauties? 

Mona Lavender

I also hunted down from an Etsy seller a Duranta Repens Variegata that I had at the Sarasota house and wanted here. It is not easily found although the Duranta Erecta is everywhere. I ordered it from California and the seller shipped it three day priority and it arrived in perfect shape without dropping a leaf. I had been nervous about ordering from that far away, but it worked out beautifully.

Duranta Repens Variegata

I am looking forward to a relaxing day here - the weather is picture perfect. And since it is Sunday, there will be a Bloody Mary involved - LOL. I hope everyone has a lovely and restful day. 



18 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowering plants!

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  2. Envy your year-round garden options -- gorgeous!

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    1. I love it - one of my favorite things about Florida.

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  3. Oh my gahhh!!!!!! I am loving the Mono Lavender !! All of them are so pretty. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful things with all of us. I hope the Storm you were in has passed and you are completely settled !

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  4. Can't wait to see the yard all put together. Beautiful pieces.

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    1. Thanks - I will take photos once things are a bit more finished.

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  5. The Mona Lavender is a beauty!

    I have the Bleeding Heart Vine though mine has fuchsia blooms which bloom most of the year. The foliage is a nice deep green. This can be cut back and returns very quickly, almost invasively. The cuttings can be rooted in a jar of water. When roots appear simply replant in another location.

    Have a great Thanksgiving in your beautiful home!

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    1. I read that the blooms start out white and then age to pink. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your finds. I will be checking them out online to see if they will work here in Palm Desert.

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  7. I love the Mono Lavender. I wonder if it would grow in Oregon? The color is sensational. Does it have a scent?
    Happy Thanksgiving. I am very grateful for all I have, especially, being healthy.In these times, it is imperative to focus on what we have and keep a thought for those less fortunate.
    I am sure your many devoted followers join me in being grateful that you are safe, well and starting a wonderful new chapter.
    Best wishes
    Penny
    Penny

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    1. Oregon includes lots of gardening zones, but you are likely too cold. It is not in the Lavendula genus, so it does not have a lavender scent. Thank you so much for your well wishes and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  8. Just beautiful! Is the last picture a flamingo?

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