Monday, March 8, 2010

Gazanias? Oh My! Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

Okay. So yesterday I wrote about the magazines that my friend Joy let me borrow, and how my brain was overloaded with gardening information, and that I was hit with a severe case of spring fever, literally chomping at the bit because of how eager I am to get outside and conquer my little green world.

Well.

On the front cover and inside the magazine by the name of Garden Gate, I discovered flowers that I had no idea existed. I’m talking about Gazanias, people. When I saw a picture of them, I thought to myself: “OHMYGOD! What are these stunning blooms?”

I mean look at these amazing flowers:




How could I not know about Gazanias? Did you all know about them? And why didn’t anyone tell me?

Oh my... I gotta get me some of these!

12 comments:

  1. I hate to admit my ignorance, but I'd never heard of them either. They sure are pretty. I look forward to seeing all those gazanias you put in your garden store cart. :-)

    Just looking at the COVERS of the magazines in your post gave me spring fever...

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  2. Beth, I'm not really up to par with outdoor gardening (I've been away from it much too long), and I've been discovering some wonderful plants since I've begun reading all these magazines. The wonderful thing is that these pretty flowers are supposed to be really tough and can handle heart and drought and all those other nasty things, which makes them a terrific choice for my backyard that faces south.

    I think we're all getting hit with spring fever. As the earth awakens, so does our enthusiasm. Can't wait to get out there and dig around!

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  3. Martha girl .. didn't I mention them in passing ? LOL .. Zinnias are also a very pretty annual .. some times it is just too much for our brains to register just as you said "OVERLOAD !!" and we have to keep them from exploding !! hahaha

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  4. Yup, you sure did Joy, on my last post. But I still can't get over the fact that I never ran across these lovely flowers. In any case, I am not going to miss an opportunity this year to add them to our deck. They are so stunning. I have a feeling that I'm going to discover many, many more lovely plants along the way. I've been away from gardening for so long that it'll be a very exciting journey this year, without a doubt.

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  5. I tried to tell you. They're the Official Celebratory Flower of PATSP for a reason.

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  6. I know, I know Mr. S. I wasn't listening...it's shameful. Just shameful...

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  7. Wow those are gorgeous!

    Official celebratory flower - hahahahahahaha!

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  8. They're really gorgeous, aren't they Liza? Gotta get me some of these when they hit the garden centers!

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  9. Very very pretty! Never heard of them either, but that would surprise no one :)

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  10. Tatiana, I'm sure there are a lot of flowers/plants I've never heard of. That's what's so great about the botanical world; that there's always something new and wonderful waiting to be discovered.

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  11. I think thats wild, because here Lowe's has them out in spades by January. I feel like every hanging basket I've seen lately has been full of them. But it goes to show ya, if I hadn't seen an astilbe in pictures I wouldn't know they existed either. They just refuse to stock them, even though they grow just fine here.

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  12. Jess, I may have run across them at some point and just never noticed (although I can't imagine how on earth I could miss them). But now they're on my list of 'must have plant', so I'll be searching for them this spring.

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