Update to the Edgewood Gardens web site

John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Fri, 20 May 2011 19:39:54 PDT



This note is to let you know that I've finally updated  the Edgewood Gardens
web site (http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/ <http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/> )
- adding over 1000 new photos taken in 2010 and removing quite a few older
ones.  I apologize if you receive this more than once.  


The plant nomenclature is not cutting-edge - taxonomically I'm a
slow-adopter and lumper.  While modern taxonomic methodology may or may not
be 'good' science I feel the distinction between classification and
identification maybe be becoming blurred - and gardeners still need reliable
and simple ways to tell their plants apart.  That said, if you see any
glaring errors please let me know.


Plants can be seen at http://edgewoodgardens.net/Plants_album/…
and general garden views and the family cats are at
http://edgewoodgardens.net/Garden_album/….  You can choose to
view just the updated images, or find them amongst all the others, arranged
by family or season.

A few of my favorite images include many Onco iris hybrids which are doing
well in the open garden (http://tinyurl.com/4xxam3v/), pulsatillas which look
great in flower or seed (http://tinyurl.com/3au4ckn/), baptisias are
flowering better each year (http://tinyurl.com/3w5z255/), as are the
spectacular intersectional paeonies (http://tinyurl.com/3us3mmq/). There are
a lot of new woodland photos (http://tinyurl.com/44tjnsr/) including more
trillium images (http://tinyurl.com/3l3s4hq/).  I'm growing more Eremurus
from seed and there are also some neat hybrids (http://tinyurl.com/4xj5f4n/);
Galanthus "Potter's Prelude" is proving to be a beautiful and vigorous
snowdrop which is always in flower a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving

I'm now growing well over 150 different hardy cacti and succulents in my
sand beds (http://tinyurl.com/3zzljqt/) and they will feature more in this
year's photos, being in full flower over the next few weeks.  Cyclamen
rhodium in various forms is doing well, with beautiful leaf forms as well as
much variation in flower color (http://tinyurl.com/3hd5ef3/), including the
almost magenta ssp. vividum.  The endangered Penstemon dissectus has amazing
foliage and P. murrayanus continues to be a stunner
(http://tinyurl.com/3m8n3ay/), attracting humming birds.  The foliage of the
dissected penstemon is matched by the highly cut thread-like mature foliage
of Viola pedata forms from the mid-west (http://tinyurl.com/44ljmfh/).   Iris
speculatrix had its best flowering ever (http://tinyurl.com/3kzp43t/), Phlox
amoena was gorgeous (http://tinyurl.com/3jpbe2s/) and Jeffersonia dubia was
lovely in some nice deep colored forms (http://tinyurl.com/3gly4k5/).  

Toulouse also looks cute in the early morning sun
(http://tinyurl.com/3vvox3a/) and the new sunny bed where the old weeping
willow used to be is now making a real statement during the summer,
especially with the echinaceas (http://tinyurl.com/3ddl2b7/).  


Please enjoy the images, feel free to drop me a note with any comments, and
let me know the ID of any of the unidentified species.  I'm actually ahead
of the game a little for 2011 and hope to post some images from this year
within the next month or so.


Thanks and all the best,





John T Lonsdale PhD
407 Edgewood Drive,
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341, USA

Home: 610 594 9232
Cell: 484 678 9856
Fax: 315 571 9232

Visit "Edgewood" - The Lonsdale Garden at  <http://www.edgewoodgardens.net/>

USDA Zone 6b

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