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Plant of the Week: Lespedeza

Actually we have two plants of the week this time: Lespedeza liukluensis “Little Volcano” and Lespedeza thunbergii “Spring Grove.” Both have the same mounding/arching growth habit, are semi-evergreen, hardy zones 6a – 9b, low maintenance, like sun to part sun, fast growing, drought tolerant once established, and bloom heavy in the Spring and Fall. The difference between the two is size. LV gets a good 8′ x 8′, while SG stays 5 – 6′ tall and wide.

The blooms are a very pretty lavender/purple color that look somewhat like sweet pea blooms. SG’s bloom panicles are 24″ long and LV’s are about 15″ long.

How stunning would these be either as an informal hedge (please do not shear these) or as a single awesome specimen plant in your garden!

We have them in 1-gallon containers $5.99 each.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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New Plants Coming In…

Here’s a teaser for what’s on tap for this week’s deliveries: blue hibiscus, Lisianthus, Pyracantha, scented geraniums, cestrum newellii, ornamental pomegranates, Angelwing begonias, malabar spinach, Gomphrena Fireworks, ghost peppers, chocolate habernaros, peach porterweed, corkystem passionvine, “Betty Marshall” brugmansia, “Black Prince” echeveria, eucalyptus trees, bay trees, variegated pineapple mint, pineapple sage, Lady Banks Roses in yellow and white, “Golden Delicious” salvia, and white salvia.

Quantities will be limited so get them while you can.

I’ll post pics when they get delivered.

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Cool Stuff in Today…

Got more cool plants in today:

– “Miami Beauty” Anthirium, gorgeous very dark almost burgundy flowers

"Miami Beauty" Anthirium
“Miami Beauty” Anthirium
"Miami Beauty" Anthirium
“Miami Beauty” Anthirium

– “Black Mystic” Cryptanthus. Very cool black/grey/white patterened foliage.

"Black Mystic" Cryptanthus
“Black Mystic” Cryptanthus

– “Pink Starlight” Cryptanthus. How pretty is that foliage!

"Pink Starlight" Cryptanthus
“Pink Starlight” Cryptanthus

– “Fireball” Bromeliad. Dark pink/red and green on this foliage.

"Fireball" Bromeliad
“Fireball” Bromeliad

– ZZ Plant. Very cool, very old plant that’s great in the garden or as an inside plant.

ZZ Plants
ZZ Plants

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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It’s Saturday!

Good Saturday morning, my gardening friends.

Need a reason to come downtown DeLand today? Well, I have two really good ones: 1.  DeLandapooloza is happening today. 27 stages with awesome bands. 2. R&G has great plants just waiting to go home with you.

No car traffic in the Alley today, but there’s plenty of public parking close by. So park and stroll on over to see me and Special Agent Gibbs.

Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Artisan Alley’s Anniversary Blowout Event

Tonight is Artisan Alley’s Anniversary Blowout Event! We’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Farmers Market, and anniversaries for the Nest, Renie’s Retreat, Dally in the Alley, and R&G’s grand opening! There will be drawings for door prizes, cooking demonstrations using fresh ingredients from the farmers, belly dancing demonstrations, and more.

Come join us 6:00 – 9:00 for all the fun. See you there!

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Happy digging in the dirt…

Jeanni and Gibbs