I say to myself every winter not to go overboard on ordering a few plants ! why don't I listen to myself ? It has to be a mixture of things that drives me to distraction, and my mind's eye, my garden brain THINKS it sees how beautiful it could be with these additions. It doesn't really plan how to handle spacing, it never does, but especially when I am not literally in the garden to see that I must be crazy to keep doing what I do EVERY winter. So for the record this is the some what nebulous plan ?
Botantus : "Snowy Morning" Martagon lily This is not my own photo but wow it is gorgeous !
I have a thing for hits of white in the gardens, also I think this is the first pure white Martagon I have seen offered. I know it will take years for it to really come into it's own. Fingers crossed I will see it happen.
Desert Icicle day lily .. This one I already have experience with and loved it so much I needed to multiply it as soon as possible .. I am greedy with this plant or is that need for instant satisfaction ? This is my own photo, this plant is so photogenic it probably made me love it even more.
Helenium "Sahin's Early
" I absolutely fell in love with this plant years ago. It was everything I thought Autumn was about with the colours the flowers displayed. They brightened up the garden so much for late summer early Fall. Plus .. again so photogenic ! This is my own photo (I forgot to water mark it) from years ago nd yet every time I look it is fascinating to me .
So far it doesn't seem like much right ? ...
I'm trying one more time with "Millenium Allium
" I tried last summer when they were on sale .. out of the 5 ? not one worked .. so I was totally disappointed. Vesey was great though .. they gave me credit.
But I really want to grow these (I have loads of other allium ) I need to know I can grow this cutey !
Not my photo .. Proven Winners
Crocosmia "Saffron Fire
" I have never grown this plant before but this range of colours really grabbed my attention for the late summer early Fall season . I love the Fall, so these colours are a favorite .
This is a Vesey photo
Sunny Days mix Cosmos
is following the same colour palette .. direct sow can be tricky but most Cosmos are fairly hardy .. This is a Vesey photo.
I'm going to try and do a large pot with tepee type poles, to grow some sweet peas, the flowers are so pretty and what can beat that scent ? It will be on the deck so we can appreciate the colours and scent.Maybe it can attract a few hummingbirds and butterflies hopefully ?
I know most of these are rather humdrum and register a few yawns no doubt , but I already have done years of chasing down "special" plants, now I'm just picking what appeals to me for this year.
" Reblooming daylily .. another hit of white again to calm things down against other colours.
So there is my part of a plan ? ... I almost ... sort of ? .. have an idea where they would go .. almost.
Another new addition are new garden boots .. these are kind of special because it is a brand I didn't think I would ever get any because the prices are .. NUTS !
However .. while strolling through Zulily one day ... I found these for around $37 compared to $95
The snaps on the back are great .. keeps the top from flapping around .. the bee theme is perfect and having a bee on my toe just makes me grin big time.
A proper pair of "wellies" for gardening !