Some how I thought I wouldn't have that feeling any more this year since the season is dying down now .. poor bedraggled plants in most garden centers screaming for water or escape from too much water or "please please cut away the dead growth in my pot PLEASE ?!"
You know what I am talking about ... those dying left over plants that need TLC and a home that will appreciate them .. love them .. care for them .. plant them again in mother earth ?
So .. when I find a plant I hadn't heard of before .. I haven't seen on the net, which amazes me because I spend all winter hunting plants and garden information down .. well it isn't that I think I know every plant, but I do know my fair share ? ... This may be a common one to many of you out there however it is a whole new ball of wax for me and I am loving it !
In case you are wondering about the other potted plant .. it is a white Siberian Iris .. I couldn't help myself with that one either ... go figure ??
Southern Bush Honeysuckle aka "Diervilla Splendens (x)" ... it came in a green leafed variety and this amazing bronze copper colour .. in fact I didn't know about this colour until the nursery clerk said she would find a "good" one for me, as I meandered around the plants screaming to be taken home ? .. I had a choice of what colour foliage I liked best .. the flowers are done for the year but it didn't matter to me because I loved it the minute I saw it .. do you still feel like that too ? .. that butterfly tickle in your stomach .. that "YES !!! I'll take that home !!" feeling ??
This is a new plant to me and having it look great for 3 out of 4 seasons is wonderful .. It is very hardy .. zone 4 .. disease and insect resistant .. light requirements from shade to sun .. Autumn colour is going to be a huge wow ! to look forward to. An all round great little shrub for my garden.
Can you tell me you can resist this little gem ? It will help offset your carbon footprint ;-)