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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Two More "Hits" on the Lust List

OK ... Botanus has stuck again .. but my defense is that I really wanted this particular rose last year and they sold out :
Secret Weeks Rose
I know they "doll up" these pictures but I have been drooling over this one for a while .. a couple of years in fact. Since I can't seem to find a Canadian supplier for Sugar Moon rose, this is the next best thing and coming from Botanus it is a safe bet ...
Something else from Botanus "Asclepias tuberosa Gay Butterflies"
That good old reliable (til it dies on you) butterfly weed.
I had a wonderful plant .. orange standard, that looked fantastic against deep blue lavender.
But one year it decided to up and die on me .. so I am restocking .. some with the standard and some with this variety which fascinates me because each "plant" will be different in how it colours out .. from yellow to orange to red .. so fingers crossed it will be a beauty!

Please excuse the lack of linkage for some names .. I have no idea why some work and some refused to work, but I am trying my best to make it easy for you to see what the items are and where they come from!
I think I did pretty good just sticking to two items here ... right ?

6 comments:

Patty said...

I am making a very pedestrian order from Botanus. I am in need of Dicentra spectabilis, yup, the plain old bleeding heart. BUT I can get five of them for $22 from Botanus.
Love the choices of roses. I hope you get what you want Joy.

Ms. S said...

Oh that rose is gorgeous! I am starting to lust too. Want to try some standard tree form white lilacs and hydrangeas this year. ...dreaming!! Lol

Hope you are hanging in there with the crazy winter here in the GWN. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Patty girl and thanks!
Yes ! you can get great bargains when buying bare root plants like that and those standards are a backbone to a great garden .. I love mine too!

Ms. S girl hello there : )
OMG ... I would love your choices too .. standards fascinate me with that swap to tree form from shrub.
Another winter storm is headed this way for the weekend .. I have to get out tomorrow and stock up on groceries ! haha

Jennifer said...

Such restraint! I have avoided catalogues so far, but I feel my resistance fading!I took the quickest of looks at the Botanus spring offering and may now have to go back for a longer look.

outlawgardener said...

Only two plants? Your self control is amazing!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Jennifer girl: )
This makes 8 plants so far that I have ordered and I haven't hit Canning or Gardens Plus yet! LOL
Go back .. even on line is better, and have another peek girl!

Hello there Mr. Tog : )
The count is 8 so far .. if you click on the upper category for 2014 you will see a few more on the lust list .. I was having a quick peek at that show you were at and wow ! such gorgeous displays .. the artisans are amazing with their products .. I would love those beautiful fish and stain glass in my garden .. and I haven't even mentioned the plants ?LOL