I Love Juniperus virginiana aka Eastern red cedar

I Love Juniperus virginiana aka Eastern red cedar

Name: Juniperus virginiana aka Eastern red cedar Type of Plant: Needled evergreen tree native to Eastern North America, hardy in Zones 2-9. Why I Love This Plant: This is one of those “Rodney Dangerfield plants” in our area – it gets no respect. And the reason is that...
Cucurbita moschata  aka Waltham Butternut Squash

Cucurbita moschata aka Waltham Butternut Squash

Name:  Cucurbita moschata  aka Waltham butternut squash. Type of Plant:  A winter squash that has, since it’s development in the 1940’s, has become the gold standard for this type of vegetable. This squash contains Vitamin C, B6, Magnesium and Potassium, plus even a...
Red Carpet Roundup: The 2021 Fall Ball

Red Carpet Roundup: The 2021 Fall Ball

Reporting from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, here is your insider look at some of the plants that walked the red carpet at the 2021 Fall Ball.  Climbing Hydrangea won The People’s Choice award for her sophisticated, clinging gown that offered just a few peaks of her...
Phalaenopsis aka The Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis aka The Moth Orchid

Name:  Phalaenopsis aka the moth orchid Type of Plant: An orchid: one of the most widely available and easy to grow. Why I Love This Plant:  First of all, I can’t believe that in the past 20 years I haven’t featured this group of orchids on this blog or on my radio...
I Love Pinus parviflora Glauca aka Japanese White Pine

I Love Pinus parviflora Glauca aka Japanese White Pine

Name:  Pinus parviflora Glauca aka Japanese white pine Type of Plant:  The Glauca group of Japanese white pines are conifers with an open habit, and bluish curving needles. Hardy in Zones 5-7, these slow growing conifers do best in full sun and well-drained soil. Why...
I Love Raydon’s Favorite Aster

I Love Raydon’s Favorite Aster

Name: Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ aka Raydon’s favorite aster. Type of Plant: A herbaceous perennial aster, hardy in Zones 3-8 and flowering in late October into November on Cape Cod.s t It is said that this aster is a selection of Symphyotrichum...
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