Thursday, September 19, 2013

This Weeks Favorite

 It's a challenge to come up with a favorite during the late summer garden-exhaustion period. The post-office WALAT (Walking Around Looking At Things) yields a laundry list of potential fall garden demolition projects. I'm going to be busy in October.

 So, my favorite plant this week is the new Restio I brought home yesterday, Ischyrolepis subverticillata.



 Hardy to 20-25 degrees, I am pushing the envelope with this one; but thanks to an employee discount This one gallon plant only cost me 6 bucks, and I expect I will have gotten at least 10 bucks worth of enjoyment out of it this fall even if it bites the dust this winter. Hell, you can't even buy a beer at the ballgame for 6 bucks, and that only lasts a half an hour-give or take 15 minutes.


Check out the fave plant action over at The Danger Garden...

7 comments:

  1. I'm having a hard time coming up with a favorite this week too. Everything in my garden is looking kind of tired. With closeups, it's easy to crop out the brown parts.

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    1. I call this pre-fall. Fall is when all is forgiven because the brown stuff starts to look good. I prefer it to winter mud.

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  2. Not only does it look good it is so tactile as well!

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    1. Very tactile, one of it's best features..

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  3. You crack me up! From now on I'm going compare plant cost to a bottle of wine and decide which will last longer. Oh and I love your restio!

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    1. Wine is an excellent justification tool. An 80 dollar 5gallon bamboo will definitely last longer than an 80 dollar case of wine. And longer than 2 40 dollar tanks of gas.

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  4. Very fab restio, haven't seen that one. Want, naturally...

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