Friday, May 17, 2013

Present to Myself

I bought myself a present from Bluestone Perennials. The box came packed full of all the goodies that I had suffered over in the catalog for several weeks. UPS doesn't seem to share my tender feelings for little plants. One side of the box had been dropped kicked, and most of the dirt had been throw out into the bottom of the box but luckily Bluestone packs the plants with this treatment in mind. 
Here they all are not really any worse for the wear. A hydrangea for the White Garden, a free plant called Echina Ritro or something like that, looked like an alium in the catalog; two salvia, and three agastache for the Sunny Border.
 Below is Agastache Blue Fortune, long and leggy - I did end up pinching them to thicken them up.
 Salvia May Night below, a dark purple flower that looked too good to pass up.
Fianlly Hydrangea Wedding Gown is an all white, repeat blooming lacecap. I have high hopes for this one. The dark corner of the White Garden stays shady all day, so I hope the hydrangea makes it out there in the hot shade.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day May 2013

 Clematis in the White Garden

The White Garden is beginning to take shape, more about that later. 
 This is the first year the white peony has bloomed. It smells divine. 

Red peony Karl Lagerfeld just outside the White Garden.

 Blue salvia pinched to thicken it up, budding and ready to bloom. 

Double Pink Knockout Rose in the Sunny Border. Loaded with buds.