For Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, try planting Double Take Orange Storm, which is a type of quince shrub marketed by Proven Winners (Chaenomeles speciosa). It is has large, orange double flowers but no fruit. I have had mine for five years and it blooms reliably in the spring, can tolerate our Virginia heat, and can take full sun or morning sun and afternoon shade. It is supposed to be deer resistant but I do not have enough deer to testify to that. The way the flowers appear before a lot of foliage and so close to the stem make it a great cut flower for oriental type flower arrangements or for forcing earlier in the spring.
Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, a free monthly e-newsletter about gardening in the DC metro area. Each issue lists 50-100 local gardening events, recently published books, tips, articles, and a giveaway. Just enter your e-mail in the subscribe box above.
Follow me on TwitterMy Tweets
Follow me on Instagram
- Visiting Now Open Public Gardens, Taking Stem Cuttings, and Sowing More Greens May 25, 2020Peggy and Teri discuss plants that are blooming in their Virginia and Maryland gardens, succession planting for more greens, taking stem cuttings, watching the virtual Chelsea Flower Show, the importance of supporting public gardens, and the local public gardens and parks that are beginning to open up again in the Washington DC metro area. If […]Peggy
- Using Fabric Bags and Containers, Tracking the Sun in the Garden, and Watching Virtual Gardening Shows May 12, 2020Peggy and Teri discuss what is happening in their own gardens, including roses and new culinary herbs, using fabric bags and containers on top of poor soil, identifying sunny spots in the garden, exciting new virtual gardening events, and so much more in the DC metro area.Peggy
- Visiting Now Open Public Gardens, Taking Stem Cuttings, and Sowing More Greens May 25, 2020