Views Read Edit View history. It can be heard here. The Putrid Piranha and Frost Piranha return as well. Clumping habit has an exotic, tropical look. Looks better as the season goes on. A poorly timed jump means a chomping--hence the "piranha" name. Worth planting just for the foliage.
AMS provides agricultural educational materials to Montana teachers, students, and public libraries. Grant funding from the Red Ants Pants Foundation will help with the production of a video for elementary students about the production of beef in Montana. Blue Dog Provisions are made of only one ingredient — smoked Montana beef, lamb and pork offal that come straight from the butcher shop! Funds from the Community Grant will be used for logo and packaging design. Clark Fork Organics is a family-run farm that provides healthy food to the communities of the Missoula Valley.
Funds will go towards the construction of a root washer so the farm can increase production of carrots, beets, celeriac and potatoes and grow their small business. While Montana is the largest producer in the country of organic and non-organic lentils, most people in the state are not familiar with this powerhouse food.
Financial support will help to fund trips to towns like Havre, Fort Benton, Baker and Lewistown, and allow for printing of recipes and recipe ingredients. County Rail is a small diverse vegetable farm just east of Dixon, Montana.
Grant funding will go towards infrastructure improvements they are implementing to achieve Good Agricultural Practices GAP certification. FFA helps high school students become successful adults by providing opportunities in a wide variety of career experiences. This program seeks to provide new opportunities as well as stay up to date with more traditional career paths. To support the high school welding programs in the Flathead Valley, funding from the Foundation will go toward the purchase of auto-darkening welding helmets.
Funds from the Foundation will assist LWIB with operational costs for monthly meetings and guest speakers. In cooperation with the local family-run Wholesome Foods Farm, Luther School started providing farm visits and local produce to school children.
With the support from the Foundation, Luther school will be able to increase the number of farm visits and provide students with year-round access to locally grown foods in their school lunch program.
In cooperation with One Montana, Hornet Vinyl is a high school business and class designed to create vinyl promotional products for the community of White Sulphur Springs. The development of Hornet Vinyl was spearheaded by senior students and is an effort to get high school students interested in entrepreneurship.
Grant funding will assist in the purchase of equipment to develop this community business. Attractive divaricating extremely tangled branches with tiny leaves, overall golden coppery glow, can be hedged, tolerant of dry conditions and poor soil 2 — 3m.
Handsome canopy tree, large glossy leathery leaves, large orange fleshy droops ripen in summer, kernels are poisonous, semi sun or shade, tolerant of coastal conditions 8 x 5m. Dark green leaves, creamy-white flowers followed by small white berries then stunning scarlet stems in winter, bushy shrub with year round attractiveness 2m.
Erect trunk, branches in horizontal tiered pattern, good autumn colours, white four petalled bracts in spring, red fruits 5 x 4m. Spreading form, larger leaves than C. Small bronze leaves, hardy, good hedge when trimmed, birds enjoy heavy crop of red berries 2 x 1.
Sun, wind, frost hardy, upright form, narrow green leaves, red berries, good hedging 2 x 1. Hardy, tight low growing, small green leaves, small hedge, containers, topiary 70 x 70 cm. Creamy-yellow leaves splashed green, sunny position will give best colour 2 x 1. Attractive arching blooms creamy buff colour, leaves 2m, flowering stems to 3m, tolerates wet feet, wind, frost, coastal site. Broadly columnar, very edible nuts in March, yellow autumn colour in April, great wind break yielding nuts, small poles, rods, coppice easily 4 - 6m.
Deep burgundy foliage, dense bushy habit, lovely autumn colours, trim in winter, hardy 2. Narrowly conical evergreen, fast straight growth, not good in salt-laden wind 20m. Golden conifer, slender erect, well- worked free-draining soil, full sun, open position 3m x 35 cm.
Slender, erect form, threadlike dark green foliage providing neat vertical line 2m x 35 cm. Slow growing handsome graceful specimen, prefers cool moist conditions, protect from hottest sun, mulch well.
Tall growing native tree, suits swampy conditions, 9m after 20 years, final height to 60 m. Tall narrow shrub, sweetly perfumed white rose flowers through winter, frost hardy, prefers semi shade, even moisture, good drainage 2 x 1m.
Forms a stately tree with rounded crown, white flower bracts appear like doves or small handkerchiefs late spring early summer, may take 10yrs to flower, allow ample space, shelter from strong winds, likes moisture-retentive, good draining soil 8m. Rigid sword-like leaves, large white flowers with yellow nectar guides and violet central segments in October held on tall stems, frost and drought hardy, good drainage, full sun, well composted 1. Dwarf compact habit, semi-deciduous, leaves darken attractively in autumn, masses of showy white flowers very early spring 40 x 60 cm.
Evergreen perennial, dense clump form, long dull olive-green drooping leaves, small white flowers turn to violet-blue berries, prefers moist site, sun or semi shade, mild frost 1 x 1m. Fastest growing tree fern in terms of trunk formation, tolerates full sun, some wind but likes good moisture level 2 — 6m. Handsome tree growing naturally in coastal forest, waxy white flowers grow on long panicles from branches and trunk, prefers moist free-draining soil and shelter from frost when small 10 x 5m.
The juvenile form has tiny leaves and interlacing branches, white lacy drooping flowers and purple berries, leaves lengthen with age, found on valley floors in mountainous areas, likes well drained damp soils 10m.
Likes dry sunny position, masses of white bells with brown anthers autumn to late spring, frost hardy, low. Hardy, frost hardy, likes good drainage, small white bell like flowers winter to late spring 50 cm. Aromatic foliage, masses of waxy, white star shaped flowers, compact form, sun or partial shade, likes good drainage 1.
Glossy green foliage, white flowers, hardy, single plant or hedge, trim for best form 2. Fast growing hedging shrub, masses of bright scarlet flowers, small leaf, very hardy, fertilize and trim annually 2 x 1. Dwarf variety with small glossy leaves, red branchlets, crimson red flowers summer autumn, can be clipped, low hedge or in a pot. Densely branched, glossy dark green leaves with serrated edge, dark pink flowers over summer, coastal tolerant, hedge or single plant 4m.
Handsome form, single trunk, round-headed tree, compact crown, brilliant red mid-summer colour, shelter from frost when young, prefers good drainage 7 x 5m. Medium sized spreading tree planted mainly for its winter nectar, loved by tuis, bellbirds and bees, drought tolerant, okay on clay soils, pink to red flowers May-September, winter, tolerates only moderate frost.
Graceful weeping tree, fine leaves wide-spreading; excellent shade tree, white flowers autumn, withstands mild frost, drought and wind m. Tall straight trunk, open crown, white bark shed in ribbons, small white flowers, good timber. Magnificent tall ornamental, timber and honey tree, smooth bluish-white bark, masses of white blossoms summer and autumn, mildly frost hardy, likes deep, fertile soil 30m. Broad, spreading, slow growing, magnificent specimen tree or hedge, lime dress if planting in clay soils 30 — 40m.
Broad spreading, deep purple foliage, slow growing magnificent specimen or hedge 25 — 30m. Fast growing, drought tolerant, attractive tree, white flowers appear in panicles in spring, frost tender when young, specimen or shade tree 6m. Fast growing, evergreen, very small bright cerise flowers almost all year, prune to shape, sun or semi shade.
Ground-cover or trailer, attractive bright green rounded leaves, interesting upright flowers followed by red berries, best partial shade. Formly Nothofagus solandri, tall, attractive tree, wind hardier than other beeches, suits moderately fertile soil good drainage 20 x 5m.
Large pyramidal tree, fan-like leathery leaves turn gold in autumn making a spectacular sight 25m. Evergreen small tree, glossy dark green leaves, creamy-white flowers with golden stamens, excellent small tree, full sun to part shade, lightly tip prune after flowering if a bushy shrub is required 4.
Excellent ground-cover or wall spiller, dark red 'tooth-brush' flowers winter spring, sun, coastal tolerant 15 cm x 2m. Fast growing spreading sun-lover, flowers pinkish-red with white centers autumn to spring, deep green foliage, likes well drained poor soil, good for banks and borders 1. Vigorous, withstands cold and dry, stake against strong wind, distinctive herring-bone shaped foliage, scarlet flower spikes 3 x 2m.
Super hardy, will tolerate heat, neglect and frost, clear scarlet flowers against very green foliage most of the year, enjoyed by birds 1. Lovely small shrub, soft grey-green leaves masses of pastel pink and cream flower clusters winter and spring, frost resistant 1 x 1m.
Vigorous, dense spreading, long flowering, fragrant white with touch of yellow flowers 2 x 3m. Hardy broadleaf, stems orange-red, glossy deep green leaves, ideal screen or hedging 2. Fast growing, upright form, tolerates coastal conditions and is cold and wind hardy, leaf margins slightly wavy.
Handsome, hardy shrub, small tree, hedge, shiny round vivid green leaf, sun or shade, tolerant of salt wind and frost 3 x 2m. Thick, broad-ovate, glossy, egg-shaped leaves, sun or shade, frost tender when young 5 x 3m. Hardy, stunning ball-like flowers with prominent red stamens, mid winter onwards, sun and good drainage 1. Broadly spreading, autumn leaves dull purple, green, yellow, red, small spidery flowers yellow, orange or red over winter, good screening or back border shrub 1 - 3m.
Delightful climber or scrambler, prolific intense purple pea shaped flowers late winter spring, long flowering, evergreen, sun or partial shade. Low growing, dark green leaves flushed purple pale violet to white flowers, late summer 50 x 90 cms. Low, spreading, flowers pale lavender, fading to white, early spring through mid-summer 75 x 75 cm a few. A whipcord, conifer-like foliage, mustard colour leaves and stems, suits rock gardens and cold sites 50 x 60 cm.
Neat, compact, slightly pendulous branches, purple-tinged new growth, cerise flowers fading white 75 x 75 cm. Small rounded shrub looking good all year, grey-green foliage with red margins, more intense colour in spring, pink buds open to lilac flowers fading to white in summer, likes good drainage, hardy to frost and dry 60 - 70 cm. Strong growing large leaf form, deep wine red buds open to purple flowers late winter and summer 1.
Ball shaped shrub, small white flowers early summer, hardy, small hedging, borders, mass planting 90 x 75 cms. Hardy compact shrub, small rounded leaves, deep pink flowers cover plant early summer 75 cms.
Large leaves, long spear-shaped racemes deep mauve flowers, late summer to late autumn, prune regularly 1. Compact form, emerald green foliage, white flowers in summer, easy growing, can be hedged 50 cm.
Green, cream, pink flowers late winter, plant amongst deciduous trees and shrubs. Graceful tree, abundant perfumed flowers late summer and again in autumn, quick growing screen m.
Narrower smaller leaves, graceful weeping habit, profuse flowering of perfumed creamy white flowers in spring. Soft pink lilac blue mop-head, large domed florets resemble pop-corn, aluminium sulphate will keep them blue 1.
Creamy-white mophead flowers summer, great picking, likes shaded well drained site, prune to half size after leaves drop 1. Charming mid-blue lace-cap blooms smother the bush late spring through summer, tight foliage habit, likes shaded well drained site, prune to half size after leaves drop, blue colour encouraged by applying acid fertilizer 1. Red, mop-head, large flower, will change colour from bright red to purple with soil acidity 1 x 1m.
Graceful, erect, slender open form, handsome foliage, beautiful flowers, pale cream blooms mature to orange-yellow with sweet honey perfume in spring through summer, shelter from prevailing winds 6 x 3m. Mauve-blue, tubular flowers spring through summer, excellent lawn or patio tree, semi-evergreen, frost tender 7 x 5m.
Compact spreading conifer, apple-green foliage maturing bluish green, ideal for rock gardens 20 cm x 1. Slender, erect tapering tree with handsome foliage, attractive reddish-brown flowers appear spring through early summer, loved by nectar feeding birds 7 x 2m. Hardy, tall in natural habitat, m in a garden, white flowers spring good bee food, can be hedged, frost, drought, poor soil tolerant. Hardy , tall in natural habitat, m in garden, abundant white flowers in spring are good bee food, can be hedged, frost, drought, poor soil tolerant.
Small compact form, deep purple buds look like velvet, good drainage sun lover 30 cm. Intense purple flowers almost all year, grey green feathery perfumed foliage, best in full sun with good drainage 60 x 75 cm. Darkish foliage, large double coral pink flowers profusely winter-spring, likes sun and good drainage 2 x 1.
Bright red and candy pink stripped double flowers make a striking display, spring — autumn 2m. Hardy, colourful low growing shrub, dark green foliage, large single red flowers late winter spring, good bee food 30 x 1m. Hardy native, enjoys well worked soil, good drainage, masses of white flowers early summer 4 x 4m.
Dull green foliage, pale pink flowers late winter spring, hardy, sun, wind, frost, wet or dry tolerant 1 x 1m. Vigorous grower, fresh green foliage, white fully double flowers with ruffled petals, early autumn-spring 1.
Largest of native irises, tall stems of pure white flowers appear above leaves in spring, semi shaded position but will grow in sun, self seeds 75 cm. Gold, orange red colours in thin erect blades, suitable in containers or mass planting, prefers semi shade, grows in any soil, flowers spring, coast and frost hardy, flowers held amongst leaves 40 cm. Erect brownish-green leaves with bright orange midrib, white flowers spring and summer, full sun, hardy 40 cm. A handsome, slow growing upright shrub, glossy dark green rounded slightly contorted foliage, low maintenance, full sun or part shade, frost hardy, hedge, cream flowers summer followed by black berries 1.
Excellent autumn colours, yellow, orange, red, purple, prefers moist soils 25m. Hardy grass-like perennial with clustered white flower spikes, summer to autumn, good ground-cover, border or accent plant, partial to full shade, good drainage, will tolerate dry periods. Ground-cover, gentian-blue starry flowers, spring, early summer, trailing, ideal rockery plant 15 cm x 90 cm.
Wine-red stems, small jade-green oval foliage, bushy medium grower 2. Charming miniature form with small bronzy-green foliage, dark purple new growth, excellent rock garden feature 50 x 50 cm.
Medium grower, new shoots brilliant reddish pink maturing blackish red, intensifying through winter, excellent picking 1. Evergreen, rust-coloured felt beneath large glossy foliage, large fragrant creamy-white flowers, large tree 4m in 5yrs.
Large cream white fragrant flowers in summer, mid-sized columnar evergreen tree, likes cool roots, water during dry periods 6m. Masses of globe-shaped creamy-white flowers flushed pink with and purple at the base, before the leaves emerge 5 x 4m.
Starry white or delicate pink flowers, star-like petals emerge before leaves, good smaller gardens 2 - 3m. Stiffly branched shrub, fragrant pure white flowers, bright red fruits enjoyed by birds 3m. Fast growing, spreading form, sprays of delicately perfumed lilac flowers followed by yellow fruits, drought tolerant 9m.
Striking tree, large paddle-shaped leaves give tropical appearance, wide spreading, prune to contain size, sunny site, reasonable soil, frost tender when young 5m. Spreading shrub with small pohutakawa-like crimson flowers, spring, prefers moist soil, semi shade. Prefers deeply worked, organically enriched, free draining soil, mulch during dry periods till established, bright crimson flowers mid-summer 2 - 8 x 2 - 5m.
Upright habit, responds to trimming, excellent hedge or screen, likes full sun, frost tender when young, wind tolerant, good standard, crimson-red flowers summer 7 x 4m. Evergreen, lawn specimen or back ground tree, brown furry buds, perfumed creamy white blooms winter-spring, likes good drainage but moisture retentive soil, sun or semi shade, takes light frost 6 x 3m. Evergreen, glossy leaves, small purpley flowers perfumed like tropical fruits spring summer 2 - 3m.
A delightful evergreen, easily grown, masses of white saucer-shaped perfumed flowers winter spring, sunny or semi-shaded position, tolerates frost, prefers adequate moisture 1.
Interesting, hardy contrast plant, tangled wiry stems, small dark-green heart-shaped leaves, semi deciduous in winter, informal hedge 1 — 2. Fast growing, hardy coastal tree providing quick shelter, attractive rounded form when young , frost tender when small, all parts poisonous to stock 6m.
Delightful waxy bell-shaped pale pink flowers followed by delicious claret coloured berries late summer, moist well drained site, sun or light shade. Densely foliaged bush, green, purple, scarlet leaves, intense colour in full sun, hardy, easy care 60 x 60 cm. Dwarf nandina, pale green yellow foliage in summer turning flaming red in autumn winter, hardy, easy care 60 x 60 cm.
Slow to moderate growth, sun or partial shade, likes moisture retentive soil and tolerates wet feet, brilliant autumn colours 7 x 5m.
Multi branching shrub, attractive silvery buff underside of leaves, masses of daisy-like flowers in spring, hardy, likes good drainage, sun or partial shade 2 x 2m. Shrub or small tree, tiny fragrant flowers in autumn, tolerates coastal conditions, must have good drainage, hardy. Hardy, erect shrub with tiny leaves, autumn flowers have a vanilla fragrance, attractive golden stems on new growth, quick growing shelter 3 x 1m.
Small spreading tree, prolific early bearer, pollinates Barnea. Selection of French Verdale that produces large fruit for pickling, early to bear fruit. Small grass-like plant with purple-black leaves, loose hyacinth-like white or lilac flowers summer followed by dull blue fruit 35 x 35 cm. Hardy evergreen, holly-like leaves new growth is purple turning green in summer, colour deepest in full sun, tiny fragrant flowers in autumn when mature, good hedge 3m.
Thick leathery oval leaves, large white daisy flowers early summer on 30 cm stems, needs well-drained soil in sun. Hardy vigorous climber, dark green glossy leaves, fragrant bell-shaped creamy-white flowers, profusely, late winter - spring a few. Dark green and cream variegated leaves, pink trumpet flowers with maroon throat. Hardy climber, cream bell-like flowers with speckled red throat, attractive dark green foliage. Vigorous climber which flowers almost all year, creamy sweet scented flowers attract butterflies, hardy and versatile.
Juvenile twiggy form matures to a rounded head, dark leaves, abundant white flowers, best in good moist soil 6 x 3m. Strong growing shrub, pure white, fragrant double flowers, full sun or part shade, good drainage preferred 2 x 1. An unmistakable feature of our landscape, found from sea-level to sub-alpine regions, generally drooping leaves, nectar rich flowers loved by tuis and bellbirds 1 Graceful arching form, rich red edged with darker red, excellent dwarf habit 75 x 75 cm.
Strong erect grower, broad deep green leaves edged with vivid re, vibrant colour 1. Erect with drooping tips, rosy red stripes on bronzy background, colour best in full sun, hardy 1 - 1.
Hedging, specimen, crimson-red new leaf growth long period spring and after clipping, hardy 2. Linear leaves covered in soft hairs, light green to soft yellow, sun lover, great cut flower 80 cm. Conical form, foliage celery-like in adult plant but feathery when young, hardy, good timber 10 x 3m. Narrowly conical evergreen, likes good drainage, tolerates snow, good Christmas tree 30m. Narrow pyramidal form, stiff needle-like blue-green foliage, drought tolerant 3 x 1.