Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rhododendron obtusum • Azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea • シャクナゲ / ツツジ • 石楠花 / 躑躅 • shakunage / tsutsuji Our Plant Lists describes it growing in Area Z (the only place we have it) as ‘3 bushes 3 feet tall, corolla pink, … Continue reading

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Polygonatum japonicum • Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum Solomon’s Seal アマドコロ 甘野老 amadokoro Never noticed it, until my friend Izabella pointed  its strong stalks emerging from the ground  a few weeks ago – she has it in her garden and knew its common name;  I had to … Continue reading

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Rhododendron B-44829 • azalea

Rhododendron • Rhododendron / Azalea • シャクナゲ / ツツジ • 石楠花 / 躑躅 • shakunage / tsutsuji I spent quite a bit of time searching the internet and trying to figure out why some azaleas in our Garden have letter+numbers … Continue reading

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Thujopsis dolabrata • Hiba Cedar/False Arborvitae

Thujopsis Hiba Cedar/False Arborvitae アスナロ 翌檜 asunaro I was looking for some fairly rare rhododendron today (not in bloom yet), that is  described in our Plant List as located ‘by path, north of Thujopsis’, when it occurred to me that this one of the … Continue reading

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Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ • Bishop’s hat

Epimedium • Bishop’s Hat • イカリソウ • 碇草 • ikari-sō EDIT 4/24/15: added pic of epidemedium growing in Azumaya south bed (Area T): it is small like ‘Niveum’ but flower color more cream/yellow. The epidemdium in E (by the WPA … Continue reading

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