This is an extremely stable dwarf daylily. The striking green and white striped leaves are best produced under shade conditions. The leaves will produce more of a green and yellow contrast when in full sun. The clear golden-yellow cluster of flowers appear on very short stems through the summer. This may be planted in mass for a vivid display of color, or mixed into a diverse perennial border. Each lily-like flower opens up for only one day, hence the common name.
We’ve got these at Falling Water Gardens in one gallon pots for $15.
‘Kaleidoscope’ is one of the more unique plants we carry at Falling Water Gardens. This May Apple Hybrid is one of the most interesting and useful plants we have seen introduced in recent years. The leaves are up to 18″ wide and boast a uniform hexagonal shape. The mottled leaves have various variegations throughout and are the primary interest. They grow atop stalks up to 2′ tall. The large flowers are a brilliant red, and appear just below the leaves in summer. This makes an outstanding plant for the shade garden.
We’ve got them at Falling Water Gardens in one gallon pots for $25.
This is a Viola we can enjoy not only in spring and fall, but all summer long — and winter too, in warm climates. It’s a great bloomer, but most people plant this for its foliage. Its dramatic variegation makes it jump out in any setting. Just 6 inches high (possibly up to 8 when the flowers emerge) and a foot wide, ‘Heartthrob’ is ideal for edging and the front of the border or foundation as well as containers of all kinds. Its lovely variegation deserves a close look, but it is certainly visible even from a distance, and is breathtaking in a mass planting.
The foliage can be quite dense and points up and out in direction. It will bloom in spring and sometimes fall, but the leaves provide the real beauty. This plant is evergreen and will keep its leaves all winter long. ’Heartthrob’ is a bit more sun-tolerant than many other Viola, withstanding full exposure in northern climates but appreciating some shade farther south. It thrives in moist, well-nourished, draining soil, and is a fine container choice. Plant it among other Viola as a succession planting (it will become prominent when the others’ spring blooms pass), or set it in the partly shaded border with Trillium, Primula, and more.
If you are looking for a great low-growing border plant, this is it. We’ve got 4″ pots for just $6.
So you’ve run out of fish food. Your koi are frenzily surfacing with sucking mouths, expecting their nurishment. What to do?
Koi will eat more than just fish food. In the fruit department, koi have been known to gorge on oranges, grapefruit and watermelon. Yes, really! They also enjoy vegetables such as peas and romaine lettuce. Chicken also goes over well with the colorful swimmers. Heck, even Cheerios will do in a bind.
Do not try feeding your fish dog or cat food. These foods are not well suited for them.
So now you know. If you can’t immediately make it out to Falling Water Gardens to stock up on food, just take a look in the pantry and see what you can dig up!
With such bleak times, people are motivated to plant vegetable gardens. What better way to save is there to save money and get healthy at the same time? Many folks don’t realize it, but with the Pacific Northwest’s temperate climate, vegetables can be grown year around. I’ve actually had collards, kale and mustard greens all winter! They are just now beginning to go to seed.
So get out there and build a raised bed. If this is too much of an undertaking for you then perhaps try container gardening. Whatever you do, plant something!
We’ve currently got garlic, onions, beets, basil, nasturtiums, radish, beans, peas, corn, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, peppers, sage, chives, oregano, mint, brocolli and cucumber. Prices range from just $1 up to $4 for 4″, 6″ and 1 gallon pots. Come see us!
Our Marsh Marigold are currently blooming up a storm! Caltha palustris is a marginal aquatic that emerges from shallow water to grow on small mounds holding the plant just above the water. A prolific bloomer, spring brings fantastic, rich yellow flowers that last through June. This is a very easy to grow plant. When the rest of your garden is still trying to decide if it’s awake yet, the Marsh Marigold will be up and out in full force. At Falling Water Gardens we’ve got 2 gallon pots for only $12!