Monday, March 26, 2012

Hunting High and Low

Most backyard gardeners would probably describe themselves as creative/unorganized types.  I certainly fall into that category.  We don't make grocery lists.  Our desks are always a mess.  We currently have 12 different projects going on in the garden.  So while it might not come as a shock to you left-brained folks, I know the right-brainers are going to marvel at the fact that I keep up a plant wish list.  It's even updated as plants I obtain are deleted while new plants I discover are added.  Organized, right?  It's just a list, so there are unfortunately no pictures, but it's easy enough to copy and paste the names into Google.  The actual list contains over 100 plants, but just for you I whittled them down into the 30 most important: 

1. Agave bracteosa
2. Agave havardiana
3. Agave utahensis v. eborispina
4. Asarum europaeum
5. Beesia deltophylla
6. Berberis julianae
7. Chionanthus virginicus
8. Cinnamomum japonicum
9. Citrus ichangensis
10. Citrus tachibana
11. Cyclamen hederifolium
12. Daphniphyllum macropodum
13. Disporum cantoniense
14. Elaeagnus ebbingei
15. Eucalyptus mitchelliana
16. Eucryphia lucida
17. Eucryphia moorei
18. Fascicularia pitcairnifolia
19. Fatsia polycarpa
20. Fritillaria imperialis
21. Himalayacalamus falconeri 'Damarapa'
22. Lithocarpus henryi
23. Magnolia wilsonii
24. Mahonia duclouxiana
25. Musa 'Orinoco'
26. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
27. Rhododendrom kesangiae
28. Rhododendron macabeanum
29. Stipa gigantea
30. Yucca baccata


  1. You ARE organized! I used to keep a list of plants I wanted to find...but always lost it somehow. Now I just use, I'm very visual, so it's a FAR better for me to see that plants.

  2. Your Pinterest page looks very cool. I like the shot of the astilboides in the pot - it's huge!