Mon. May 16th, 2022

Episode 110: Best Gift Plants

Always give a gift that you yourself would like to receive. That’s excellent advice when it comes to life– and as gardeners, we can extend that sentiment to giving plants as gifts. Ask yourself: what plants would I like to get as a gift? We had a lot of fun on today’s episode, imagining the scenarios in which we’d give our friends, neighbors, or even strangers particular plants that would convey our feelings of happiness, sympathy, or just pure joy. Need a wedding present that’s truly unique this season? Well give a listen to our suggestion for a perfect small tree that will grow right along with the love that the couple has for one another. OK, we promise, the other suggestions aren’t nearly as sappy.

Special guest: Scott Endres is a designer and horticulturist at Tangletown Gardens in Minneapolis.

Carol’s Plants

‘Pink Cotton Candy' betony
‘Pink Cotton Candy’ betony

‘Pink Cotton Candy’ betony (Stachys ‘Pink Cotton Candy’, Zones 4-8)

Tiger Eyes® sumac
Tiger Eyes® sumac

Tiger Eyes® sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’, Zones 4-8)

Wabi-Sabi® doublefile viburnum
Wabi-Sabi® doublefile viburnum

Wabi Sabi® doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘SMVPTFD’, Zones 5-8)

‘Groovy’ dahlia
‘Groovy’ dahlia

‘Groovy’ dahlia (Dahlia ‘Groovy’, Zones 9-11)

Danielle’s Plants

‘Wolf Eyes’ kousa dogwood
‘Wolf Eyes’ kousa dogwood

‘Wolf Eyes’ kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa ‘Wolf Eyes’, Zones 5-8)

Eastern redbud in bloom
Eastern redbud in bloom
Eastern redbud heart-shaped leaves
Eastern redbud heart-shaped leaves

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis, Zones 4-8)

‘Major Wheeler’ honeysuckle
‘Major Wheeler’ honeysuckle

‘Major Wheeler’ honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’, Zones 4-8)

'Mediopicta Alba' agave
‘Mediopicta Alba’ agave

‘Mediopicta Alba’ agave (Agave americana ‘Mediopicta Alba’, Zones 8-11)

 

Guest’s Plants

‘Bartzella’ Itoh peony (credit: Scott Endres)
‘Bartzella’ Itoh peony (credit: Scott Endres)

‘Bartzella’ Itoh peony (Paeonia ‘Bartzella’, Zones 4-9)

‘Jade Butterflies’ ginkgo (credit: Scott Endres)
‘Jade Butterflies’ ginkgo (credit: Scott Endres)

‘Jade Butterflies’ ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba ‘Jade Butterflies’, Zones 4-8)

Pink jasmine (credit: Scott Endres)
Pink jasmine (credit: Scott Endres)

Pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum, Zones 8-11)

Chinese money plant or friendship plant (credit: Scott Endres)
Chinese money plant or friendship plant (credit: Scott Endres)

Chinese money plant or friendship plant (Pilea peperomioides, Zones 9b-11)

Published at Fri, 06 May 2022 10:04:53 -0400

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