Monday, November 16, 2015

what’s looking good in the garden—november

I was out in the gardens today and noticed that, though most plants are basically gone or very shriveled, one plant is doing particularly well right now—all my ajuga  (bugleweed). 

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It is looking really glossy and vibrant; it must be liking the cooler temps and more rainfall! 

I have Caitlin’s Giant:

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Mahogany:

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and Burgundy Glow:

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Ajuga is a ground cover and will quickly spread to form a nice thick mat (when happy).  Most of them are only a few inches tall, except for Caitlin’s Giant which has grown around to be 5-8” in my garden.  I have to say Caitlin’s Giant is my favorite so far as it is a really pretty plant and fills areas in quickly, yet I can just easily pull it up when it is getting too rambunctious.  Also, it is very showy in spring with taller blue flowers.  I only have young plants of the other kinds, so we’ll see…maybe I’ll end up liking those just as much or more than my Giant friend! 

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful plant--almost looks like a red lettuce, doesn't it?

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