Friday, June 12, 2015

I never met a heuchera I didn't like

All these were taken in my garden today. It's a good day. Heuchera (coral bells) have become my go-to-plant-to-visit at any garden nursery. They come in such great colors, textures, sheen, leaf shape, size, and work in a garden bed or planters. There is nothing a good heuchera cannot do.

 












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  1. OK. That DOES it! I've been on a heuchera kick all day long! I only have a couple of variety but have been grieving the loss of one of two golden ones this year. I'm SO "tight" when it comes to buying plants, but after a stroll at our local Extension Gardens & now this post, I'm going to spring for at least a couple of new ones!

    Your variety is amazing. Your photos are incredible!

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. I'm about the cheapest person you'll ever meet when it comes to plants. I think huechera are a great value because they are perennials. It kills me to spend good money on annuals - it's almost like throwing it away. The heuchera last for years and are teh fist thing popping up in the spring - last to go in the fall - if they go at all! usually they're still going strong and get covered in snow. I gave them their own bed so I can appreciate the different varieties.

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  2. Beautiful selection Jim. That first photo is the best. Is that Heuchera really that blue and shiny? If so, I want one!

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    1. It's actually a deep, deep purple – and shiny.

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    2. Thanks, thought it might be just the angle and lighting giving it the blue hue. Pretty though with those red specks.

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    3. I believe that one is laced Heuchera Galaxy.

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  3. I've got to go get more of these. You are going to end up costing me a pretty penny, Charlier. Never have seen any of these that need "rescued."

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    1. My apologies. I never intended to facilitate the depletion of your retirement income. But they will bring you joy in your declining years.

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  4. We have them too -- and now I know what they are!!!

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    1. I think most call them coral bells. Or heucherella sometimes-depending on their parentage.

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