bibor felho

Bibor Felho, the purple cloud

– Posted in: Mallow family

She says, he says She says: "Mom, you'd better cut that plant back. It's blocking the entrance to the house!" He says: "What gorgeous color! Don't touch it! I'd be happy to inconvenience myself for that plant!" I have this dilemma just about every year. To chop or not to chop. Many years ago, I [...]

The Purple-and-Gold Bed

– Posted in: Plant info, What's up/blooming

Over fifteen years ago, my very first plant order had an error in it. I had ordered coral bells (Heuchera) and I was sent Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' instead. The mail order nursery very quickly remedied their mistake, sending me the coral bells and advising me to keep the false sunflower. Great, I thought, free plants. [...]

Bibor Felho: Now I Know!

– Posted in: Mallow family, Plant info

Mr. Hinsley, the publisher of the Malvaceae Info site that I mentioned in my previous post, emailed me concerning the meaning of Bibor Felho, and addressed himself to other statements in my blog entry that I didn't bring up in the email. He is better at search engine use than I am. He searched on [...]