With an overwhelming urge to touch base with garden plants .. aka "hoarding" has gone on in cyber space with the underlying fear of "what the heck am I going to do when they all show up to be actually PLANTED in my groaning garden ?"
It happens every darn winter and you would think I would know better ?
Why is it my logical brain throws all that stress and worry aside and just keeps gathering plants.
Who the heck knows .. have there been scientific studies on gardeners and why we do what we do?
So .... anywhooooo .... what did I "gather" this time ?
GardensPlus is a great little online provider that I have dealt with for a few years ..
Dawn is so very helpful as an enabler ? haha ..
Seriously she is great with any problems that might pop up or what not.
You can read reviews under the pages of yearly mail order adventures.
The pictures are from the net ... for now .. I can't wait to take my own.
Now for the plants .. a smaller order but fun all the same!
Copper Cascade heucherella a sister to Redstone Falls which I have two of and they have popped colour in the garden beds... these are gorgeous and pretty darn hardy.
I have lots of Japanese Painted ferns .. with a few other varieties.
I just had to pick up a fairly new cultivar that comes in xxx size ... in fact it's name should scare me but I think I have the perfect site for it.
Godzilla is from the Japanese Painted fern group ... and it will be BIG ! extra extra BIG
Then weeds have no chance do they !
Evil grin and laugh against weeds incorporated ...hehehe
Maiden Hair ... so sweet , so delicate, so sometimes picky ?
They do make you love them all the same?
As with the Bladder or fragile fern ... the name (bladder) alone cracks me up ... it is just too funny.
I am afraid that every time I look at it, well it isn't far to run to the house if it sets off an urge shall we say.
Again there are many varieties and I am not sure which exact one I am getting.
So ferns have become a bit more prominent in this order ... I think I have been reminiscing about my adventures in the woods as a child .. ferns were lovely there .. the scent comforting some how.
I am building on them as some sort of comfy blanket in my garden ... Big baby issues ? eeekkkk !
In any case that is what I am up to .... and still one more mail order adventure to visit soon !
Canning Perennials next time !