Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Red and Green

Two of the colors of Christmas.



Bloody Dock.


Knockout Rose.

Burford Holly.

Mr. Lincoln.

Japanese Blood Grass and Clover.

Pineapple sage in the basement.

It's clear and 36 degrees. The overnight low was 24. The birdbath is still frozen. High today of 50.


Pam J. said...

Pretty! I have lots of nandina too---the plant that gives you a gift every season, regardless of weather. "Bloody dock" looks a lot like Swiss chard. Are they the same?

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I think it could be a relative. It's Rumex sanguineus. I keep mine from flowering because it can become invasive due to all the seeds it produces. I just chop it into pieces to start a new one.

Unknown said...

Still lot's of color over at Seventh Street Cottage! Looks good.

Randy Emmitt said...

Tis the season for red and green! That dock does look like swiss chard but I'm sure it is not as tasty.

We still have an inch of snow here, because of the shade the road has barely thawed, the garden snow is almost gone so at least it is sunny.

Unknown said...

This is something my quirky little brain actually knows about! Who knows what would have ever prompted me to Google it years ago?

Swiss Chard is a relative of beets, while Rumex is in the same family as Rhubard, Buckwheat and Knotweed. That might explain why it is so prolific at spreading once it finds a spot it likes.

LeSan said...

Tom your garden looks great. No whining about winter from you! Mine looks like a Kevin Costner movie...budget and film alike. A total disaster.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a terrific time and are surrounded by friends and loved ones.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Randy, it's apparently edible. If you want. I wouldn't. See Tim's response below.

Tim, it's a great looking plant in the spring, peters out a bit in the heat of summer, and stays up all winter long.

LeSan, I had to run around the entire yard to find these plants. If only I had them all in one place. Kevin Costner. LOL!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You did find a lot of Christmasy looking plants! I'm surprised at how good my Bloody Dock still looks after all of our freezing weather.
Hope it warms up a bit for you, but at least it's clear.