Monthly Archives: March 2013

Pieris japonica • Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub

Pieris  • Andromeda, Lily of the Valley Shrub  • アセビ  • 馬酔木  • asebi We have many of those in SJG and they are blooming right now, easily recognizable by their elegant shape and small, cascading white bloom clusters, which … Continue reading

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Forsythia ovata • Forsythia

Forsythia •  Forsythia •  レンギョウ •  連翹 •  rengyō Surprisingly, we have only one of those early spring harbingers,  growing in Area D, along the E path.  Its cheerful yellow flowers greet you every spring, without fail. From wikiipedia: Forsythia is … Continue reading

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Hibiscus syriacus • Rose of Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus •  Rose of Sharon  •  ムクゲ  •  槿  •  mukuge We have only one Rose of Sharon in SJG, a native of Asia, about 7′ tall and growing in Area D, close to the fence.  It is well … Continue reading

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Liriope muscari • Big blue lilyturf

Liriope  • Lilyturf  • ヤブラン  • 藪蘭  •  yabu-ran We have clumps of liriope in semi-shady parts of Area E, close to the stepping stones; it looks like flowering mondo grass, although it’s NOT a grass; our plant book states … Continue reading

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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’ • Zebra grass/Susuki

Miscanthus •  Elulalia/Japanese Silver Grass •  ススキ •  芒 •  susuki Susuki is one of the  AKI NO NANAKUSA (Japanese seven plants of autumn), growing in a big clump in a flower bed S of Azumaya – it’s closer to the interior … Continue reading

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