Friday, May 7, 2010

More Pretty Plants For The Garden

Well, here I am again with another list of garden plants.

Hello, anybody there?

Just checking. I figured by now you’re all bored of this topic. But if you stick around, I promise I’ll throw in a few annuals into the mix to spice things up a bit. Okay?

Let’s start with the perennials...

1) Chrysanthemum max. ‘Silver Princess’

One look at the flowers on the tag of this perennial and I was sold! I just couldn’t resist such pretty blooms that are guaranteed tol spice up my backyard this summer? I bought two of these and planted them in the new flower bed.

2) Echinacea purpurea

Did you really think I’d picked up enough purple coneflowers? Not a chance. I’m actually quite disappointed that there aren’t more varieties of coneflowers at the garden centers. As far as I know, there are several different types, some of which I’d love to get my hands on. Anyway, I added two of these to the new area.

3) Monarda ‘Petite Delight’

Yes, I did add some of these to the right side of the house (which I mentioned in yesterday’s post), but I couldn’t resist adding a couple of them also to the new section in the backyard. That way, when the butterflies and bees show up, I’ll catch a glimpse of them through my kitchen window.

4) Lamium maculatum ‘Anne Greenaway’

The showy foliage of this plant drew my attention, so I brought home two and planted them both in the new flower bed. The tag says that it tolerates all kinds of exposure, but I’m not entirely convinced of that. If I notice at some point that it can’t handle the sun, I may have to move it elsewhere. We’ll see.

Those are the latest additions to the center of the yard, which now looks like this:

I’m getting there!

Moving along...

4) Pulsatilla vulgaris ‘Red Bells’

There are three flower colours that I’m always immediately drawn to: yellow, orange and red. That’s the reason why one of these plants came home with me and ended up under my kitchen window.

5) Salvia nemerosa ‘Adora Blue’

I thought these would look nice under my kitchen window, so I added a couple of them there. I forgot to take a photo of them planted, but I did take photos of what the flower bed under the kitchen window looks like to date:

Now, how about some annuals? Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear?

Okay, here’s what I have...

1) Gazania ‘Daybreak Rose Stripe’

When I saw these at the garden center, it took every ounce of self control to keep from breaking out in a dance. You see, I just recently discovered Gazanias in a gardening magazine and I knew from the moment I laid eyes on them that I’d have to add them to my garden. I bought a pack of four; three are sitting in little pots in the front of the house, and the fourth one if gracing the deck at the back of the house.

2) Gerbera Daisy

I bought two of these gorgeous plants and added one on each side of the deck stairs. I’m not sure which ones I actually took home; I just know they’re gorgeous.

Alright, that’s it for now. There are quite a few more annuals, but I haven’t had a chance to photograph them yet. Or the herbs. Yup, I have herbs to blab about in some future post.

Run away while you can!


  1. Hooray! Gazanias!

    I'm not bored with the topic, just very loyal to my favorites.

  2. Hooray for Gazanias is right, Mr. S. And you know, I hasn't been easy finding them either. What's wrong with people? Don't they know that this is the 'bestest' annual ever?

    I'm also loyal to my preferred blogs. I don't care what my favourite bloggers write about; I'm always there to read it.