Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nigrescens’ • Black Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon  • Mondo Grass  •  ジャノヒゲ/リュウノヒゲ  •  蛇髯/龍髯 •  ja-no-hige/ryū-no-hige Last weekend  noticed the black mondo grass blooming in dainty,  lavender colored and bell-shaped flowers at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island;  made a mental note to check the one … Continue reading

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Ligustrum japonicum • Wax leaf privet

Ligustrum  •   Wax Leaf Privet  • イボタノキ  • 疣取木 • ibota-no-ki It grows in Area I, described in ‘size’ column as two bushes  of 2′ and 5′ in height, flower cream. I only saw one of them – dropping … Continue reading

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Platycodon grandiflorum • Baloon flower / Kikyo

Platycodon  • Balloon Flower  • キキョウ •   桔梗  •  kikyō Finally caught the last of the Seven Plants of Autumn: ballon flower/Kikyo.  Five of the Japanese seven plants of autumn are planted in the S bed of Azumaya (the … Continue reading

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