A new rival for my affections Almost immediately after declaring swamp mallow as my favorite summer plant-I switched my affections to the tiger lily or the Turk's cap lily (Lilium superbum)..and it's not because it has a super bum (British readers please note) My tiger lilies are about 6' tall and bent over, battered by several storms … Continue reading Unashamedly Fickle
Summer arrival of the Swamp Mallow One of my favorite Southeastern natives has just started to flower- swamp boy AKA Hibiscus coccineus. He arrives every year at the beginning of July and has stunning, ruby red flowers, bigger than the size of my hand. Reputed to like living in bog conditions, my swamp mallows are doing nicely against the … Continue reading The Return of Swamp Boy
On Thursday, May 21, I attended a talk about creating a pollinator garden using native plants by Dr. Geoff Leister, Master Gardener and Alamance County Beekeeper at the NC Cooperative Extension office. Geoff outlined the major causes that have led to a 40% decline in honey bees since 2006 from CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Over … Continue reading The Buzz about Bees – the whole ball of wax
Fabulous Plants for Sale at the downtown Greensboro market, this Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8am - 12 from Alba Landscapes. Don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself! We have Solomon's seal (Polygonatum); variegated Solomon's seal; Culver's root (Veronicastrum Virginicum); euphorbia; Fatsia Japonica; Monarda 'Jacob Cline'; Heuchera; Aucuba Japonica; hostas; Elderberry … Continue reading Downtown Greensboro’s Curb Farmer’s Market
Does your garden have a fairy? Here's our resident fairy, checking out the miniature gardens...they have to get her seal of approval... She's standing beside two creeping sedums (sedum Welhenstephaner Gold and sedum spurium Dragon's blood); Lysimachia nummularia (creeping Jenny); and Tiarella Cordifolia (Elizabeth Olive).
Join Alba Landscapes at the Annual Spring Plant Sale on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 9am - 2pm! Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro Alba Landscapes will have miniature Indoor and Outdoor landscapes for sale and we will be happy to make an appointment for a consultation to design your landscape. The Greensboro Farmers … Continue reading Annual Plant Sale
What is a landscape that has "Southern Sensibilities"? It's a welcoming space viewed from a comfortable chair on a covered porch or a deck. The air is full of the scent of gardenia, Carolina Jessamine, Osmanthus, or honeysuckle and roses. Chickadees and cardinals chirp and flit from tree to tree, and sometimes there is the … Continue reading Welcome to Alba Landscapes!