Tuesday 21 February 2023

So what's the plan ?

 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 ? ...

Vesey :
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 ?
Royal Family mix  ... Vesey photo
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.

"Cool It" Reblooming daylily .. another hit of white again to calm things down against other colours.
Brecks photo
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 !



LINDA from Each Little World said...

Had to laugh as I am doing exactly the same thing. I made a list of all the plants I've ordered online and am now trying to make notes about where they could possibly go. I am definitely worried about how many plants I am going to have and I am not sure of the space at all.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the wellies!

It is lovely anticipating the garden season!

Snowbird said...

WOW!What an amazing selection of delights, especially those lilies. You have me smiling as I do the same thing every winter, I have a stash that keeps building up. Here's to them all fitting in, there is always space for another set of plants. Loving the wellies, what a

Beth at PlantPostings said...

So many lovelies! The 'Milleniums' are favorites, for sure. Great deal on the garden boots!

Kris Peterson said...

Ha! I suffer from the same disconnect between my emotional reaction to plants and my brain's ability to work out where they should go. That's especially true when it comes to bulbs - I've already managed to forget how many I planted this past fall, much less where I put them, which is an issue every time I stick a shovel or a trowel into the soil. I hope you get the garden you've been dreaming of this summer.

Hoover Boo said...

Those are beautiful plants, all of them. You have picked out some gems.

I realized that in a muddy garden wellies are ideal. I did not realize that in my own garden until we had our massive rain in January. It was muddy enough in one area to make me realize, "Oh, that's why wellies!" Only lasted a couple days here, but I was enlightened!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Thank you all for dropping by and leaving lovely comments ! I tried to visit you all back to have a peak and see what you have been up to.
Spring seems so far away yet ... and it is for us, but I'll try and behave with my garden impulses for now ? LOL

Nadezda said...

Beautiful rubber boots and they are very practical, Joy! From your set of plants to order, I would choose daylily and helenium. These plants will definitely grow in my garden. The rest - I doubt about them, but you have different soil and warmer summers. I love crocosmia, it only grew in my garden for 2 years and then died in a frosty winter.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Nadezda ! Funny enough , since I have not tried crocosmia I was wondering if it really would be hardy enough to survive .. but I have a tall fence so I do have some protection for my plants .. fingers crossed !

Alana said...

If I didn't have such a small yard (sigh....) I am basically out of room. I have managed never to have a white daylily but I need one. So, maybe? I grew the red Crocosmia but it only lasted a couple of years for me. However (don't lose hope!) our local botanical garden has a nice specimen and I'm assuming it comes back (we are zone 5b) year after year.

RobinL said...

It’s so nice to dream about the garden when winter keeps us away from it! You’re right, you have some real beauties there. I do admire white flowers, but I shy away from them because they’re so hard to photograph. That’s a silly reason, isn’t it? Wonder where I could put a Moon Garden. Hmmmm