OK .... I'm on a "high" and what makes a gardener "high" in the stark icy stage of winter when there are so many more days of such said winter ? PLANTS ... on line that is .. virtual plants (for now) that will eventually arrive at my doorstep in a couple of months, as in the "real deal" LIVE plants that scream " what the blank were you thinking at the time you were drooling on your keyboard and repeating "I am sure I have special spaces for them ... again and again ... special SPACES for them!
And this is only one company I deal with ..
I am still waiting for my main source of plant euphoria to come on line with the new catalog.
So what did I order ? ...
Nothing that screams overtly SPECIAL ... see ? I was calm and collected when I did the deed.
So that means I had a useful purpose for each and everyone of them .. that is my logic and I stand by it!
Hortico was first my rose connection until I tried out a few perennials last year.
They were BIG and healthy and gained my respect (other than a few back and forth substitutes) and always the chase for another Zephirine Drouhin climbing rose .. as I have yet again requested if they can get their hot little fingers on them I have begged for one in my customer notes. PLEASE!!!
OK .. so Panicum virgatum "Prairie Fire" and "Shenandoah" ..
I have a thing for these two fiery grasses.
I guess you just have to be a "grass" lover to lust after them.
Plus Japanese forest grass "Hakonechloa" macro All Gold
Can you believe I have not had a corydalis in my garden yet ? .. what was I thinking ?
So Blue Panda ... Barry aka sweetie ... I am finally getting around to it !
Geum triflorum ... I saw a picture of this a few years ago and it has always been at the back of my garden mind that this is such a neat little plant with spectacular seed heads I just want to have one that badly so if by chance ?
It is also called "Prairie Smoke" .. amazing eh ?
And one is the smaller "Kahome" phew !
I wanted the taller filipendual rubra "Venusta" .... the taller the better so it can be admired and fussed over.
There is another cultivar called "Red Umbrellas" which I would love to get my hands on .. maybe some day ?
The last plant is yet another climbing rose (in my head the common sense brain cells are screaming at me .. really should take something for that headache it is causing me !) ..
Roses are work ... and I should know better ... because I do have roses and I have dug out roses and I have also said no more roses (unless it was Zephirine D !)
But .. and there are always a but ? ... I stumbled on one there ... almost thornless, amazing citrus scent, unusual dark colour (violet to blue) .. highly disease resistant (very important) cold and shade tolerant.
*I just realized from Jennifer's comment that I did not name this rose !
"Veilchenblau" .. German breed.
One "con" is that it is not a repeat bloomer ... sniff sniff , I will manage some how.
Packed full of "pros" though .. and old (1909) fashioned rambler for which I have a few places I could plant it .. I want that scent to perfume as much of the garden as possible.
I will stay calm cool and collected .. and visualize the "space" I have left to place plants.
And no ... I wasn't born yesterday ... I mean what I say .. honestly .. I swear ... I will hold the tiger by the tail ... and all that good stuff !