This site is for people who like plants -- growers, enthusiasts, aesthetes, novices and professionals, those who appreciate wild things and those who appreciate the cultivated. I garden in Chelsea, and I've been visiting people's yards for 20+ years in the course of my work. My goal is to make this blog a community project, so if you share my interests, please consider becoming a participant and contributing content -- Guerin. Info: email@example.com
Saturday, June 2, 2012
How much time should I spend thinking up a clever title for a posting like this? I mean, I want to draw the crowds and everything, but what can I honestly say? As far as I know, people in other parts of the world put rampion on their breakfast cereal. One thing that I am certain about is that the 'horned' species (Phyteuma scheuchzeri) is a very easy plant to grow, and I regularly weed out seedlings. Phyteuma is a sizable genus from Europe and Asia, and they are much beloved by rock/alpine gardeners. The odd flowers bear little superficial resemblance to the bellflowers (Campanula) which are close cousins.