Entries Tagged as 'Woolly Plant Inspirations'

Plant Inspiration: Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


If you’ve got a black thumb, flowering quince is a good choice. Virtually indestructible, flowering quince tolerates climate extremes and neglect. This deciduous thorny shrub can stretch up to 8 feet wide, makes great natural fencing, and puts on a big show of blossoms in winter. Plant in spring or fall.

Plant Inspiration: Jerusalem Sage

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Jerusalem Sage is a great summer flower with a nice pop of color. Add heat-tolerant flowers and features to your yard and enjoy their beauty all summer. Tall stems of these Mediterranean natives are set with widely-spaced, hooded yellow flowers. Moisture-conserving thick, typically furry or hairy leaves are lance-shaped. Pretty planted with lavender and red hot poker (Kniphofia ‘Bressingham Comet’).


Plant Inspiration: ZZ Plant

Friday, April 18, 2014

The ZZ plant is one of our favorite plants! It’s low maintenance. It does well in low light. And its leaves always look Woolly shiny and bright! Happy weekend, Woollies! Now, go get some Zzs. Ha!

Plant Inspiration: Ranunculus

Friday, April 11, 2014

The ranunculus is probably in my top three favorite flowers. They’re so sweet and charming  with their delicate, multi-layered blooms. They’re so versatile and comes in so many different colors. I mean, roses are beautiful too but sometimes they can be a little questionable. I’m seeing a lot of ranunculus pop up at all the grocery stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods right now, so next time you’re there, grab a pot and plant it in your lovely living wall planter. From the garden.org site, “Ranunculus leaves, grass green and vaguely celery-like, grow in a mound 6 to 12 inches across. Flowers on 12- to 18-inch stems emerge in March from fall-planted bulbs, June and July from spring-planted bulbs; they last up to six weeks. On the most common type, the Tecolote strain, flowers are mostly fully double, 3 to 6 inches wide, and available in bicolored picotee, gold, pastel mix, pink, red, rose, salmon, sunset orange, white, and yellow. The less common Bloomingdale strain is shorter, to 10 inches, with pale orange, pink, red, yellow, and white double flowers.”

Illustration via Wikipedia | Photo via Roger’s Gardens

Plant Inspiration: Scilla

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Scilla is a beautiful blue spring bulb. Add some cool blooms to your warm garden by planting this one up. This is a small plant, so their bulbs must be planted closely together (2″-3″) for a showy spring display. Enjoy it on your living walls!

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