I know ... why would I review an old plant? .. Because after a few years you can really sum up it's performance right ?
This year has been an odd one .. we had a bad winter with an ice storm that had us losing a few plants.
However this Spring and summer have been cool and rainfall has been timed rather well.
New plants have taken more easily and older ones seem perkier? because of this.
So on with the review.
Filipendula "Kahome" caught my eye while pouring over on line catalogs .. I have a standard one and it is very pretty when it is feeling good.
I like the idea of a mini-me and now I am just waiting to see what happens with possible flowers.
The foliage is very nice with red stems .. and I am a foliage gardener so that is a positive point for me.
Love Pat" which is of a bluer tint and looking quit slug proof.
Great Expectations center colour changes through out the season as you can read on the link.
I like the form of it and that margin with the center colour change .. they are both looking very nice right now so I can't wait for next year when they are a bit larger.
I became fascinated by a sedge for it's really "look at me!!" colour and form.
"Banana Boat" sedge packs a punch of colour in the shadier nooks of my gardens and I wanted a bit of continuity with placing three of them within so many sections of the shade gardens.
Cherry Blush",(from last year's aquisitions: ) The poor thing has been transplanted so many times it should be thumbing it's nose at me and leaving for plant heaven .. but? it is still hanging on .. thank you !
The silver leaf dogwood is there to "cool" things down a bit .. like I use my ivory buddleia.
Pink Micro Chip buddleia ... it truly is tiny, maybe tinier than I really should have gone with ? and to top that off .. I went with three of these tiny but very cute plants .. and ?
I had an idea of making a semi circle around pink "Scent & Sensibility" lilac.
Now wouldn't that look too sweet to stand ?
The brain storm :
The micro chips are blooming their little heads off so they do what the description says !
Cheyenne Spirit echinacea ... a smaller size but huge on WOW ! factor with the many different colours coming from the same plant .. which packs buds after buds.
I bought three or four ? of them .. yup .. lost track in the throws of my excitement .. sure, can we call it lust?
I haven't got a long view picture of them for some reason, but here are a couple of close ups.
They do range from yellow gold to hot red and yes from the same plant, amazing right ?
Another can't wait to see it next year mental note.
Now for some quiet ? pictures of older garden plants that I still love !