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Plant of the Week: Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple

Plant of the Week Video: Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple

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What's New and Blooming 10/08/2015 Camellia sasanqua

It is the start of camellia season!

'APPLE BLOSSOM'  -pink edged white blooms.           'BONANZA'  -scarlet blooms.
Grows to 10 feet.                                                                Grows to 4-5 feet.


Camellia sasanqua are also known as the Winter Camellia. They can start blooming now in October and continue through February- a long bloom time during cold months.

'CHANSONETTE'  -double bright pink blooms.            'JEAN MAY'  -double light pink blooms.
Grows only 2-3 feet tall.                                                     Grows to 10 feet.


Because the leaves and blossoms are not as large as the Japanese camellia, these shrubs can better weather the cold temperatures and wind and rain of our winters.

'MARGE MILLER'  -double pink blooms.                     'SHOWA-NO-SAKAE'  -semi-double ruffles.
Only prostrate form-grows only to 1 foot                        Grows to 4-5 feet.
yet spreads to 3-4 feet. Great over a wall.


Having glossy, evergreen leaves, they can be used in a hedge, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen. You can let them spread as they might and act as a groundcover or you can prune them in espalier form. Some are perfect in pots.

'YULETIDE'  -single red blossoms with intense          'WINTER'S SNOWMAN' is a hybrid with white
yellow stamens. Grows to 8-10 feet tall.                           blooms. New leaves are red, turn green.


Note their growth size to see where you might want to place this long flowering shrub.

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Grow Your Own Sprouts

Botanical Interests Seed SprouterEating out is always an adventure for our taste buds. Even sandwiches seem to have those extra ingredients which make the taste and texture special. You, too, can easily grow some of those ingredients in your own home with a Seed Sprouter from Botanical Interests.

Alfalfa sprouts add crunch and a nutty flavor. Fenugreek sprouts add a subtle spicy flavor. Broccoli sprouts are packed with nutrition and a slight spiciness and Mung sprouts have a sweet crispness. With the specially designed Botanical Interest Sprouter, you can grow all of them at the same time, catering to all the different taste preferences of your family.

Add sprouts to soups or salads. With a fresh supply at your fingertips, you can experiment and become the top chef of your household.

Check out our display with the large variety of sprouting seeds and Seed Sprouters.

Rinsing is the key to growing sprouts successfully. Easy directions are found in each box.

The Botanical Interests introductory video gives you a glimpse of what you can produce.