Episode 143: Greatest Of LAAP: Our Favourite Friends

We’re nearing our 150th episode mark and for us, that has meant a variety of vegetation mentioned. However it’s additionally meant a variety of nice visitor appearances. As you understand, every episode we ask an skilled from the sector of horticulture to lend us their brains and weigh-in on some nice plant decisions for the subject at hand. We’ve had friends who made us snort, assume twice a couple of much-maligned perennial, and even come to understand that there are much better choices on the market for our gardens. Who was our funniest visitor? The one which made us critically rethink our planting decisions? Or the one who made us grip the steering wheel with white knuckles (sure—that did truly occur)? Tune in now to search out out and take heed to our favourite visitor segments.

Featured friends:

  • Riz Reyes, a horticulturist and floral designer primarily based in Seattle.
  • Richard Hawke is the director of decorative plant analysis on the Chicago Botanic Backyard in Glencoe, Illinois.
  • Irvin Etienne is curator of herbaceous vegetation and seasonal backyard design for The Backyard at Newfields in Indianapolis.
  • Sabrena Schweyer and her husband, Samuel Salsbury, personal and handle Salsbury-Schweyer Inc., a sustainable panorama design and improvement group primarily based in Akron, Ohio. Learn her newest article right here: https://www.finegardening.com/article/replace-a-front-lawn-with-a-beautiful-eco-friendly-garden


Irvin Etienne’s Upgraded Classics

Basic: ‘Flamenco’ red-hot poker (Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’, Zones 5–9) Picture: David J. Stang, by way of Wikimedia Commons

Improve: ‘Mango Popsicle’ red-hot poker (Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’, Zones 6–9) Picture: Irvin Etienne

Basic: ‘Fireball’ hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Fireball’, Zones 5–9) Picture: courtesy of David J. Stang, by way of Wikimedia Commons

Improve: ‘Holy Grail’ hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus ‘Holy Grail’, Zones 4–9)

Basic: ‘Storm Cloud’ lily of the Nile (Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’, Zones 7b–10) Picture: ©Armitage/Hip Labels, LLC

Improve: ‘Galaxy Blue’ lily of the Nile (Agapanthus ‘Galaxy Blue’, Zones 6–10) Picture: Irvin Etienne

Basic: ‘Black Knight’ butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’, Zones 5–9)

Improve: ‘Grand Cascade’ butterfly bush (Buddleia ‘Grand Cascade’, Zones 5–10) Picture: Irvin Etienne

Basic: Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin, Zones 6–9) Picture: Simon Garbutt, by way of Wikimedia Commons

Improve: ‘Summer time Chocolate’ mimosa (Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer time Chocolate’, Zones 6–9)


Richard Hawke’s Favourite Vines (authentic episode #37)

‘Guernsey Cream’ clematis (Clematis ‘Guernsey Cream’, Zones 4-9)

Rüütel™ clematis (Clematis ‘Kiviruut’, Zones 4-9)

‘Madame Julia Correvon’ clematis (Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’, Zones 4-9)

‘Princess Diana’ clematis (Clematis ‘Princess Diana’, Zones 4-8)

‘Prince Charles’ clematis (Clematis ‘Prince Charles’, Zones 4-8)

Variegated kiwi vine (Actinidia kolomikta, Zones 4-8)

Climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris, Zones 4-8)

Japanese hydrangea vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides, Zones 6-9)

Chinese language Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus henryana, Zones 7-9) credit score: Doreen Wynja

American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens, Zones 5-8)


Sabrena Schweyer’s Drawback-Fixing Perennials

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica, Zones 3–8)

‘Jap Star’ white wooden aster (Eurybia divaricata ‘Jap Star’, Zones 3–8)

Obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana, Zones 3–9)

Quick-toothed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum, Zones 4–8)


Riz Reyes’ Favourite Container Crops (authentic episode # 86)

‘Kiwi Fern’ coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides ‘Kiwi Fern’, Zones 10-11)

Aeonium (Aeonium spp. and cvs., Zones Sep 11)

Shearer’s felt fern (Pyrrosia sheareri, Zones 7-10)

‘Dancing Queen’ hosta (Hosta ‘Dancing Queen’, Zones 3-8)

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