For now though I am going to confess of another plant order ... to Gardens Plus .. a mail order company I have been using for a few years.
The plants aren't as big as Canning Perennials but they are a wee bit cheaper and varieties I have looked for.
They are here in Ontario about 3 hours away, so it is nice to be that close when they mail my order.
So .. downsizing ... YES !! .. I mean in literal size of plants .. I have begun to become fascinated with something like "mini-me" plants .. sturdy plants that don't need a lot of babying ?
First the confession routine .. the plants !
Cheyenne Spirit is an echinacea I started to watch last year .. every year I seem bound and determined to get an echinacea .. this time it is one that seems rough and tough and easy to handle.
Yet very pretty with such a variety of colours from one plant ... how do they do that ?
Next is a repeat .. I got one last year and I loved it so another one had to be had ?
Heuchera "Coco" ... one of the "Little Cuties" bunch that have been created to make us just plain outright smile : )
Another repeat ... because it is a GREAT heucherella and pulls more than it's weight for colour and contrast.
OK ... I have fallen into the pit of hostas .. but? I like unusual or BLUE hosta ...
Curly Fries is UNUSUAL !
It is like a firecracker went off on the middle of it .. this plant makes me giggle .. out right LAUGH in fact.
OK ... I'll settle down now for the next one.
Blue Mouse Ears ...you really have to wonder who makes these names up for plants ?
I know what you think ... these aren't very blue .. but they are so darn cute AND ? slug RESISTANT!!
Now you have to admire that in a hosta .. any plant really .. not letting slugs get the upper hand and looking too cute to believe ... it will look a little blue at times but for now it is the perfect size and consistency for my plans.
Next ... Love Pat .. like some one just "patted" this hosta with "love" ?
Tah Dah !
Yes .. I think who ever posted this picture turned up the colour volume a little .. but it is a beauty and will look amazing next to gold colored hosta or plants of what ever nature .. also slug resistant ..
In fact most "blue" hosta are slug resistant ... something to keep in mind when expanding your hosta hoard
Since I reached a specific amount with my order to Gardens Plus I get to chose a bonus plant ..
I picked Blackberry Ice heuchera .. since I didn't have that one in my collection.
Plus ? .. it is a FREEBIE !!! ... who can't love that ?
OK .. this is the most recent installment of my "Plant Follies" ..... BIG sigh !
The Lust List is getting bigger and bigger .... I have to quit ! SOON !