Garden Tour of a Plant Collector
We tour a jewel of a home garden of an avid plant collector. The colorful blooms, stately foliage, pollinator plants, succulent desert bed and indoor moss garden will surely inspire.
Plants Featured in this Clip
HYDRANGEA arborescens 'Haas Halo'
AGASTACHE foeniculum (anise hyssop)
MELAMPODIUM leucanthum (Blackfoot daisy)
EUPHORBIA characias (Mediterranean spurge)
HEDYCHIUM coronarium (white ginger lily)
OCIMUM basilicum (Thai basil) var. thyrsifolia
VERBENA bonariensis (Brazilian vervain)
ASTER oblongifolius (aromatic aster) 'Raydon's Favorite
LOBELIA siphilitica (Great blue lobelia)
YUCCA rostrata 'Sapphire Skies'
- AGAVE ovatifolia is the variety that has been performing well in U.S. Hardiness Zone 7A.
- Lobelia siphilitica (Great blue lobelia) is extremely hardy, low care, and fairly pest and disease-free. Tends to be short-lived, although it may self-seed in ideal growing conditions without becoming invasive.
- Moss varieties featured in the indoor garden include Plagiomium, Thuidium, and Climacium.
- Agave ovatifolia (White Tongue Agave) attracts hummingbirds and birds, but is deer resistant. Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun to light shade.
The moss seen in this garden tour was acquired through Mountain Moss in Brevard, NC. mountainmoss.com 828.577.1321
Marty's lifelong passion for plants has led her to a long and varied career in horticulture: she's been a professional grower of gloxinias and African violets as well as perennials, a native plant propagator, a landscaper and landscape designer. She deeply enjoys learning constantly and sharing what she learns about plants, particularly information and techniques that can produce thriving plants and green-thumbed gardeners.