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!

2 comments:

  1. Hooray! Gazanias!

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

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  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.

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