Companion plants

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Companion plants

Postby redcrx » Jun 05, 2014 8:21 am

I had mentioned "mountain laurel" in a recent topic about Ladew Gardens and thought I would post some of mine. They seem to coexist with hosta very well. I think these were planted around 2008. (Side note - holly do not coexist with hosta.)

That's Rainforest Sunrise in the background.
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That's Mata Hari in the background.
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That's Fragrant Bouquet on the left and Stained Glass on the right.
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Same bush from a different angle - now Gypsy Rose is on the left with Stained Glass in the background.
Mountain Laurel 14 06251.jpg

Some troughs in the background with Toy Soldier and Stirfry.
Mountain Laurel 14 06252.jpg
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Re: Companion plants

Postby redcrx » Jun 05, 2014 8:37 am

Another set of photos.

This is the same bush as the last one on the previous page.
Mountain Laurel 14 06253.jpg

While I was getting the Mountain Laurel photos, I noticed this Rhododendron in flower. That is a Silver Eagle at the bottom.
Mountain Laurel 14 06254.jpg

This is a double-flowered variety. That's Revolution in the background with Night Before Christmas on the right edge.
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Same bush from a different angle.
Mountain Laurel 14 06256.jpg

This is Bog Laurel. It has a really tiny flower. In the background is Seducer which is hard to see in the close-up photo but large in real-life.
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Re: Companion plants

Postby thy » Jun 05, 2014 5:02 pm

Lovely pictures, thank's for sharing :D
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Re: Companion plants

Postby Carol O » Jun 06, 2014 5:24 pm

Very nice. The hostas and Mt. Laurel do grow well together. And I love the flowers.
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Re: Companion plants

Postby redcrx » Jun 06, 2014 6:48 pm

Here is a "group" photo of that Bog Laurel with Seducer in the background.
scene Seducer 14 06271zbz54-6-5.jpg

The large plant in the middle is Vulcan with a Gypsy Rose buried behind it and a large Red October to its left.
The big "blue" one to the left of Vulcan is Blueberry Cobbler and the really blue little one on the left edge is Blue Ice.
Ultraviolet Light is at the bottom-right and Little Devil is at the bottom-left.
The scene also has red weigela flowers in the top-left corner and white hardy orchid flowers in the bottom-right corner.
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Re: Companion plants

Postby redcrx » Apr 21, 2017 4:58 pm

I have been adding ferns to the garden for a few years to add some texture. BUT now the Japanese Painted Ferns are becoming weedlings in the garden - they pop-up everywhere.
This is an original fern. I've also been adding Trillium. The small hosta are weedlings.
Japanese Painted Fern & Trillium 17 0586.jpg

Another Trillium.
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One of the fern weedlings.
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Re: Companion plants

Postby redcrx » Jul 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Ferns are becoming a problem.
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