Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How to grow your own 'Sweet Tea'

In other "tea and gardening" news, I was thrilled to go to the mailbox the other day and find the "plug" I had ordered had arrived. This heucherella (common name: foamy bells) is one I ordered because of the pretty foliage and because of the name.

See what I mean?

I planted this in my new shade garden that is in progress, next to some ferns. It is said to grow and spread very fast, so we'll see!


And finally, some of you have asked about my new 'Tea Clipper' David Austin rose planted on April 5. Look at how well it's doing!

Little green shoots are popping out all over. When the blooms finally arrive, I'll probably have a party to celebrate!

8 comments:

Susan said...

It is so amazing to watch dormant
roots spring forth new green shoots!

parTea lady said...

Your garden is going to be beautiful.

Alex Zorach said...

Can you use this plant to make an herbal tea, or is it just a name? I'm always looking for new and interesting tea plants to grow in my garden.

Bernideen said...

New things here for me! It looks like this plant makes a tissane tea?

Marilyn said...

Can't wait to see the first blossoms of the Tea Clipper.

Anonymous said...

Love your photos - very nice! Your garden should be just beautiful, Joanie

Angela McRae said...

I'm afraid this plant is 'tea' in name only, but these heuchera and heucherellas do seem to have lots of food names: Georgia Peach, Caramel, Mocha, etc. So it's just a name, I'm afraid, but still a fun addition to the tea lover's garden!

Linda J. said...

It looks like you are having fun with your gardening this spring.