Archive : artemesia

Mar 18 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 7 comments

Artemesia not powiss castle

The lovely Artemesia Silver Mound

I’ve been hunting for Artemesia Powiss Castle for a while. Barbie has one she bought at a specialist nursery (Heaven Scent) in Elgin about a year ago. I’m always admiring it when I visit her. Its grown from a tiny little plant into an impressive shrub she has planted with her roses. I love it as an accent plant for its lovely silver foliage. None of the local nurseries seem to stock [...]

May 10 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 18 comments

Wormwood, mugwort or Powis Castle?

Wormwood

I have been fascinated by the names given to these perennial shrubs. I found them in my favourite book by Margaret Roberts on “Companion Planting”  and became interested in the Artemesia species because of their insect repellant and anti-fungal properties. Through my recent research, I came across some interesting information that I did not know about this plant!! Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200-400 species belonging to [...]

Apr 19 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels | 2 comments

Heaven Scent Nursery purchases

Heaven Scent-Lavender Tree

Hi Chris, I just wanted to share the plants I bought at Heaven Scent Nursery with you and our friends. The Lavender Tree (Heteropexys natalensis) has beautiful oblong reddish leaves and will be a beauty when she is grown – about 6m with a tall narrow trunk and it is indigenous. I then bought three Lavender (lavendula intermedia) (I am still mad about lavender!!) to go into my three silver buckets. I’ll take [...]