I can visualize and HOPE right? ... as it SNOWS here... on and on and on .....
My thoughts zoned in on a plant I had a few years ago.
It was rather , shall we say "touchy" "picky" "finicky" .. you know the drill, it would droop if you looked at it the wrong way ... go figure ?
It was full on CRANKY .. zone 6 and up, some information emphasizes zone 7 actually.
My zone 5b, being a lower class distinction ? capability zone ? that this plant would smirk at, and promptly die the minute I actually wished I could make it survive a winter.
What is this oh so special plant you may ask by now.
Kent Beauty Oregano
I became a little obsessed with how gorgeous it looked from the web pictures and surprisingly I was able to track it down from Richter's Herbs .... a crime I am guilty of yet again .. this very moment while writing this post, I have managed to order 4 of these plants plus (because you have to order at least 6 plants) .. I found my Twickle Purple lavender that I tried to order a few years ago then some problem arose with their crop and no Twickle ... hopefully not this time.
The main plant is my Kent beauty though and this is why
I know this plant will not ring everyone's bell .. but it has me in it's grip and I want to see those gorgeous bracts AGAIN !!
I did get it to over winter for 2 winters .. I don't know if it will again since I moved it out of it's prime location last year ... you can hardly make it out while it is in the ground here in these shots.
Can you see it ? bottom left corner .... I don't think it got enough sun
The form of the plant is very pretty still .. but the colour is lacking and that is because it has gone through transplant shock and loss of direct sun.
My lesson learned from this plant is that is does better in a container, in as much sun as possible.
Plus I think it liked the dry terra cotta pot .. after all it is actually an herb and they can take punishing conditions .. in fact they thrive in them.
So I will try again with potting them up and hoping for that amazing show !
Now what other plant will I obsess about next ...