The Wind Down, 2016: All that I’ve planted this year


So I will apologize in advance, this post is more of a tool and reference for me, but also something for you to have a look at in terms of all the things I’ve planted this year, and roughly where it is.

I should emphasize a few things:
1. This was a shitty year for me. Look at all I’ve done despite that! The reason I did get everything I did done was because being outside feels so good, and when you can get yourself outside and accomplish something as simple as planting a few perennials, the accomplishment immediately takes about 10 pounds of hopelessness off your shoulders.
2. If it’s crossed out, it died or was accidentally met with its fate – The lawn mower, or the dry summer we’ve had.
3. I still have a load more to go in the greenhouse, but I’ve decided to plant those next summer. A great luxury of having a greenhouse is the luxury of time.

Trees Planted:

Ginkgo biloba (by shed)
Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterflies’ (Lawn mown)
Sciadopitys verticillata (Drought)


Shrubs Planted:
Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’ Seedling (Rhodo forest)
Rhododendron impeditum (Rhodo Forest) Drought
Daphne (Rhodo forest)
Rhododendron ‘Wojnar’s Purple’ (Rhodo Forest)
Azalea ‘Flat White’ (Rhodo Forest)
Rhododendron ‘Edith Bosley’ (Rhodo Forest)
Rhododendron ‘Hellikki’ (Rhodo Forest)
Rhododendron catawbiense ‘Album’ (Rhodo Forest)
Pieris japonica ‘Mountain Fire’ (Rhodo Forest)
Azalea ‘Fireball’ (Rhodo Forest)

Perennials Planted:
3 Sedums (Rock Garden)
1 Sempervivum (rock Garden)
May Apples (Manimal’s wild forest)
Hellebore seedlings (Rhodo forest)
Astilbe ‘Color Flash’ (Rhodo Forest) (drought)
Astilbe ‘Burgundy Red’ (entrance of rhodo forest)
Clematis ‘Rhapsody’ (front of house)
Male Shield Fern (Rhodo Forest)
Sanguisorba obtusa (Rhodo Forest)
Hemerocallis ‘Ice Cream Emperor’ (Temp. in deck bed)
Hemerocallis ‘Purify My Heart’ (Temp. in deck bed)
Hemerocallis ‘Music of the Spheres’ (Temp. in deck bed)
Hemerocallis ‘Aqua Marine’ (Temp. in deck bed)
Hemerocallis ‘Ronnie’s Yellow Spider’ (Rock Garden)
Hemerocallis ‘Leebee’s Orange Crush’ (Rock Garden)
Hemerocallis ‘Black Arrowhead’
Hemerocallis ‘Velvet Butterfly’
Hemerocallis ‘Heron’
Hemerocallis ‘Lake Norman Spider’
Hemerocallis ‘Yazoo Elsie Hinston’
Hemerocallis ‘Tani’

Heuchera ‘Caramel’ (Rhodo Forest)
Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ (Rhodo Forest)
Salvia (Rock Garden)
Geranium ‘Midnight Ghost’ (Around the Deck)
Saxifragus sp. (Rock Garden)
Ligularia ‘Othello’ (butterfly Garden)
Dianthus (Rock Garden)
Wood Poppies (Rhodo Forest)
Cornus canadensis (Rhodo forest)
Hosta ‘Empress Wu (Rhodo Forest)
Hosta sieboldiana (Rhodo Forest)
Half a hedge of Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Purple’ (Bird City)
Echinacea purpurea (Butterfly Garden)
Echinacea purpurea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Seedlings (Butterfly Garden)
Calluna vulgaris

Veggie Varieties grown:
(for a more comprehensive review of each vegetable, go back to the Veggie reviews)
Carrots: Napoli, Amsterdam
Tomato: Green Grape, Pineapple, Amish Paste, Sungold, Homestead, Indigo Rose, Golden Cherry, Sunshine Yellow, Chiapis Wild, Coyote
Peppers: Jalapeno Early, Ghost Pepper, Carmen, Chesapeake, Sweet Apple, Carolina Reaper
Beets: Merlin
Cucumber: Sweeter Yet, Cucamelon

Tropicals I’ve gotten this year:
Streptocarpus: Neil’s Jammin, Seren, Modry (Cape Primrose)
Bulbophyllum propinquum (Orchid)
Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla Orchid)
Renanthera ‘Amayami’ (Orchid)
Brassidium White Knight Golden Gamine (Orchid)

I always grow a full roster of all herbs, since that is what I grow and sell professionally.

Annuals I grew 
Marigolds (From collected seed of the past)
Cobaea ‘Cathedral Bells’
Nicotiana sylvestris
Tradescantia sp. (Annual type, blue flowers)
Petunia (purple pompom type)
Ginkgo of the Year:
Ginkgo biloba (species type)

General Notes for 2016:
I started herbs 2 weeks too late. The petunias could have been started earlier as well.
This was year 1 of goutweed eradication. Next year will be year 2, and I will begin planting in year 3 (assuming all signs of goutweed are gone)



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