January 13/2013 ... That date is so odd to type out and see ...
I'm working a bit backwards to keep in mind what will be happening in the Spring with some almost new plants that I try to keep in mind where they are, where they are going and if they will work out.
I planted a peony that I know may take some time to flower, but I was so besotted .. yes .. I am using that word .. with it I couldn't help myself ..
I said it was a birthday present back then in October and I am sticking to that story!
I think that is what attracted me to it so much .. now I just have to be patient ... BIG sigh !
My Hortico rose order is in suspension from the Autumn .. I just couldn't see planting them so late in the year .. lack of energy to do so was the main point I have to admit .. I thought Spring would have me full of garden vim and vigor .. I am still working on that part.
So what I have on order at the moment ... are all "hardy" climbing roses.
These are NOT my pictures .. I borrowed them from the web .. they were just hanging around doing nothing!
Ilse Khron Superior
All are well scented roses which to me is almost the "whole deal" .. a rose with no scent might as well be artificial ... I mean REALLY ! .... what is the point without that heavenly scent ?
Their foliage and flower are resistant to disease, fingers crossed strongly .. hopefully they resist the weather Kingston heaps upon them with heat and humidity in the summer too !
OK .. now for what Gardenimport has done to me ... I was innocently thumbing ? through information and POW! two clematis grabbed my attention .. I really hate being hijacked by plants .. it happens all the time ... especially this time of year ... so what got me ?
Gardening With Grace should really have one in her garden because she is a pink maniac too ;-)
It is just such a girlie flower I can't leave it alone .. I am in love with it !
Having said that I am also in love with ...
From what I have read in other information .. Little Mermaid will flower in late Spring and Princess Kate will flower a little later from that point ... so it will be interesting to see how that works out .. if I do the deed and get them .. and then try to figure out where I am going to put them ?
A last minute, totally impulse (well .. almost .. I have been drooling over this one for a few weeks) is the addition of "Tiny Tuff Stuff" hydrangea serrata. Small but that is why I want it , and beautiful, that is why I lust after it .. a tiny lace cap version of a larger sister .. a perfect pixi in the garden !
Gardens Plus Order
Heuchera "Circus" and "Paprika"
Hellebore "Ballerina Ruffles" and "Penny's Pink"
Hosta "Prairie Moon" and "Prairie Sky"
Day Lily (3 for $12.95 special) "Midnight Magic" ... a good dark flower to really get noticed at the back under the grape arbor!
Day lily "Red Hot Returns" I wanted a true reblooming day lily with a wow colour and this one is supposed to bloom from June till frost so I am hedging my bets on it !
Richters Herb Order
Oregano "Kent Beauty" is super special !
Highland Cream Lemon Thyme is also fabulous in appearance and fragrance !
Raspberry Royal Sage is fantastic for a little xeriscaping with the "hell strip" I have and hummingbirds are supposed to love these suckers !
White Spike lavender ... I have had white lavender before .. you can see some in my pictures .. but it died out .. so I am determined to try again .. it was just so beautiful I HAVE TO HAVE IT !!
Blue Cushion lavender .. a dwarf version that I have been looking for .. this is my first order from Richters so that is the reason I finally found what I was looking for ?
Melissa lavender.. another different one that changes from pink to white and is highly fragrant .. yes, I have a thing for lavender !
This is an essential though ... because it is trying out a new company and we all need to know how it will compare ... right ? ... I am doing this for all of us !!! hahaha (she laughs madly to herself !)