25 Sep 2011

A Gentle Decline: I Don’t Hardly Think So!


All photos: September 25, 2011

Calamagrostis brachytricha 


The Rare and Unusual Border 


Persicaria [Fallopia japonica] variegata ‘Compactum

DSC_0632DSC_0639Thalictrum delavayi ‘Splendide’

Corydalis ‘Wildside Blue’ with Pinellia tripartita ‘Green Dragons’


Fabulously chartreuse foliage of Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’


Cory up close and personal!

 DSC_0656 Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ with Saruma henryi


Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’


Acer campestre ‘Carnival’


Snake-like flower spikes of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’


Aconitum austroyunnanense


Aerie-el said...

Gorgeous! Some of these plants and plant combinations just take my breath away. I've been away for a while, but hope to be back more often now! Always a joy to read your posts.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful plants! Where did you locate the aralia cordata 'sun king'?

Marion, Peterborough, Ontario

Barry said...


Located the fabulously chartreuse Aralia cordata 'Sun King' at Lost Horizons nursery just this side of Acton Ontario. They do have a website with a user friendly map. Not sure if the plant is in the catalogue yet... it was one of those pleasant surprises on the day of my visit! They close early in october, so call ahead if you're planning a trip this year! Otherwise, I am sure they will have it again next year. I am also seeking to carry it here at LittleTree Garden Market in Fergus, Ontario next Spring!