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Reblooming Perennials at Cornerstone Garden

Reblooming perennials or those blooming for 2-3 months are highly valued in the landscape world and many of my landscape design clients desire them. At Cornerstone Garden we have several shade or sun perennials in these categories.

 Armeria blooms for 3 months. the foliage is more like a tuft of grass with the flower stems reaching 6 inches with a pink pom pom bloom. These can be placed in the front of the garden or in a rock garden like the one above

 Fairytale Pink Daylily is just so delicate and lovely for any garden. We would hate it if this did not repeat.

“Marcus” Salvia, I know just glorious in its deep rich color blooms from June to October. This salvia is one of the shorter, only reaching 12 inches and spreading 18.

Mazus is a groundcover and blooms for months in the part shade garden. This perennial needs regular water too.

 Platinum Plus Daylily is very unique and is a bit paler than the picture, almost ivory in color. This is an easy drought tolerate plant for those with black thumbs.

This United States native wildflower called Green and Gold is for shade gardens and blooms a very long time. The bright yellow blooms brighten the darker landscapes. It only reaches 6 inches tall and spreads slowly.

 Little Grapette Daylily is maroon in color with a green/yellow throat. This repeat bloomer is great for erosion control or directly into the landscape with other warm colored bloomers

Come visit Cornerstone Garden- 414 rear State Street from Tuesday-Friday from 11-4 or Saturday from 12-4. We also sell plants during our farmers market Saturday mornings from 8-12.  

 

 

 

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Cornerstone Garden Plant Swap October 1st-FREE

Walk away with a new plant on October 1st at Cornerstone Garden (414-B State Street)register your plant(s) at 11am. Please place plant in a container,within a plastic bag and label your plant.

A few plants Diana Digs Dirt will be swapping are;

Burgundy Cotton Crape Myrtle
Raydon’s Favorite Aster
Sweet Autumn Clematis
Japanese Iris
Verbena
Autumn Joy Sedum
Carpet Sedum
 
Vervain
Hardy Begonia
Nandina Shrubs and more
 
Let’s get swapping!

Call Diana for more details or questions at 392.4031

If interested, a Sentiment Gardens workshop will begin at 10am following plant swap, demonstrating how to create home and garden vignettes with treasured keepsakes from loved ones past.

 
 
 

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Purple Spike Flowers at Cornerstone Garden-2011

Catnip or the Botanical Name, Nepeta, “Walkers Low” gives you 3 months of beautiful light purple spiked blooms.

Catnip or Nepeta ” Walkers Low” has 3 months of blooms, drought tolerate, salt tolerate (meaning a great beach property plant), deer and rabbit tolerate and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. We have 1 gallon plants for only $6.

The foliage is extremely aromatic and works well in herb gardens, rock gardens or butterfly gardens towards the front of the border. Every cottage style gardens would benefit from such a great perennial.

Happy Planting!

Cornerstone Garden by DianaDigsDirt  414-B State Street Greensboro, NC

 
 

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Cornerstone Garden Iris Plants-2011

Picotee Wonder

August Emperor

Come to Cornerstone Garden, 414-b State Street to pick up these unique varieties before they begin to bloom

We also have Butter and Sugar Iris

Pink Haze Iris

White Swirl Iris

Not only are the flowers spectacular, the foliage adds vertical interest with their grass-like foliage to the full sun/part shade garden.

Happy Planting!

DianaDigsDirt at Cornerstone Garden

 

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DianaDigs Balloon Flower

The balloon flower (above)is commonly known in the landscape world, but its cousin is definitely worthy in my garden.

 Botanical name, Campanula glomerata is low maintenance and blooms for 2 months, at least.

This perennial needs some shade from the hot afternoon sun, drought tolerate, deer resistant and if deadheaded, will bloom again. It is not invasive and works well in cottage style gardens or other informal landscapes in the backyard.

The size of this perennial is about 18 inches around and fits into the front of a perennial bed nicely.

DianaDigs Campanula glomerata!

at Cornerstone Garden 414 State Street in Greensboro

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Favorite Plants

 

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Reusable-Recycled-Ravishing Wedding Centerpieces

“Green” wedding centerpieces are gaining popularity because of dual purpose, looking fantastic on tabletops and either giving plants away to guests or bride and groom keeping them for planting within their residential landscapes.

Colors for the wedding were red, black, and white. Green is almost always included because of plant foliage. Most of the terrace tables were square, so while working on the tabletop prototype, white craft paper was utilized, red crayons and a personalized stamp was created to decorate paper.

Annuals used in the centerpieces including, begonias, impatiens, diamond frost, and periwinkle. Perennials used were caladium, ferns, liriope, creeping jenny and hardy begonia.

 

English ivy was a ground cover used in the centerpieces and at the base of the brides bouquet, cut from the landscape.

The brides maids bouquet and groomsmen boutonnières were unified by incorporating southern magnolia foliage pruned from the landscape.

     

Sweet pea tendrils were also designed into the boutonnières, adding unique texture (cut from the landscape).

What a beautiful venue for a wedding! Thank you for including me Tonya and Jeff

 

Memories are treasured and are always with us………

 

There are many ways to “think green” and personalize when planning a wedding! Call me for a consultation today.

 

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Decorating Pumpkins with Plants

Think “Green” and outside the box when decorating your holiday pumpkins this year.

Select a pumpkin of your liking and a few 1 gallon plants you feel would make a great hairpiece. I chose Selginella , which is also called Spike Moss. This is nice and dense.

Send the kids outside to gather nuts of various sizes and colors. Grab some pine needles too.

Carve out a nice round section on the top for your 1 gallon plant. Don’t forget to water, because you will be able to plant within your garden when the pumpkin shrivels up.

I chose black walnuts for the eyes and a pecan for the nose. The lashes are obviously pine needles.

Place her into your landscape where all can enjoy. If you have grown chili peppers, they are still producing, so one was placed at her mouth.

If you have grown chili peppers this season, they are still producing, so one was placed at her mouth. To dress her up a bit, daisy’s were added to her hair. These are not Shasta Daisy’s, they are already finished blooming. Nipponanthemum nipponicum is a fall blooming flower, the common name being Montauk daisy.

Many plants are suitable for this easy craft  project. If you know of a budget bride or DIYer kind of gal, planted pumpkins would make a beautiful centerpiece too.

Happy Planting!

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Crafts, Wedding Ideas, Weddings

 

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