Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Candytuft – perennial

Most people think of Candytuft as the harlequin annual that fills up the barren places of the border. Usually its flowers wearing bonnets of pinks and lilacs. I have a very old variety of Candytuft in my garden. It has snow white flowers sitting on emerald green stems and leaves and is breathtaking in its beauty. It loves to wrestle with areas of the garden where nothing else will grow and so is an ideal addition to any little plot. It will even grow well shaded elbowing its green stems to occupy the most driest of border soils. Sometimes it is sold as an Alpine plant … but if you see some in a garden nearby why not ask for a cutting as it is kind to even the most non-green of thumbs!

Candytuft Candytuft – perennial flowering in April

7 comments:

Ann said...

if this plant is forgiving of those of us not blessed with a green thumb then this is most definitely the one for me.

Health said...

Candytuft's what kind of plants?

chubskulit said...

I've seen a lot of those when we went to Tomlinson Run last weekend, they're very pretty!

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I have a surprise for you on my blog. I hope you like it.

GrammyMouseTails said...

Don't you love the ones that are easy to grow! I have been posing plants from my yard w/ a guessing game on WW. I have a feeling you'd win every week! Faythe @Grammymousetails

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I wish I could come to your garden and see all the beautiful flowers! Beautiful!

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