Help Newbie's garden plan

wren-garden(zone 5b/6)August 10, 2008

My garden is only 5 years old with just 9 Clems.Could you recommend your favorite online vendors and info sites. After 5 years I am ready to revamp the garden this Fall, clearing out all the Newbie bumbles (they will find homes in friends gardens) and planning for spring 09. It would be a great help to make better educated choices. I love Clematis, Roses, Daylilies, Sedums and companion plants.

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wren, I think that the vendor that many of us were using, as it was going out of business, has finished. That said, I wanted to tell you that your post makes me have heart. I too have made "newbie" mistakes since 2002. I finally have the right things and have given away or killed a ton of plants. I was feeling like the only one till I saw your post. I too have switched to clems and roses and sedums...they seem to like me best !


    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 7:29PM
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Wrengarden, I just purchased my first clematis this year (21 clems). I don't know that I'd call these my favorite, but these are the online clematis vendors I'm familiar with. Some are pricier than others, but I'll pay a little extra $ for a clematis that I really, really want.

Donahue's has an online sale right now, I believe each clem is less than $10.00 (you have to add one to your shopping cart, and the purchase price will be shown there).

Donahues Clematis

Klehm's Song Sparrow

Joy Creek Nursery

Silver Star Vinery

Clematis on the Web (since you mentioned sedum)

I'm fairly new to the garden scene, still a novice, but one online vendor/catalog I particularly like is Bluestone Perennials. Great catalog with pics, and basic info helpful for newbies. They also sell some clematis, and have a spring and fall sale each year with everything 50% off, and all plants are sold with a lifetime guarantee. I got my Madame Julia Correvon from them on sale for $4.97 (a small pot, but healthy nonetheless).

Good luck with your garden.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 10:38PM
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wren-garden(zone 5b/6)

Trailrunner, Wow if Roses, and Clems like you , then you must being doing well. I will be putting in Daylilies in the spring.The range of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes are amazing.You should tour the Daylily forum, they post many pictures to drouoolll over. I have been pouring over the Daylily nursery sites for weeks trying to get together a list of 20. Narrowing it down is painful but I have just so much room. Healthy Bloom to you!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 10:40PM
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