May 7, 2013

An oldie but a goodie

Quick, what’s the common name of this aspidistra?

Hint: sounds like something in your kitchen—

Cast Iron plant. Beloved of the Victorians because it could thrive in their shrouded rooms and even survive leaky gaslight fixtures. In and out of fashion over the decades, but nothing this good is ever out of your life forever.

This particular variety is from the (OMG you don’t get their catalog?) Plant Delights nursery. The lovely ‘Asahi’ is pretty willing—only asks for part shade in zones 7-10.

Daily Mail—-Maybe your town shouldn’t fix the potholes; London man fills potholes with guerilla gardens.



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