Bought some new perennials

schoolhouse_gwMay 12, 2014

Well new meaning for this season: Purple Palace coral bells (3), a new pyramid GreenMt. Boxwood to replace the one killed off this winter, a forsythia, a Silver Bells tree and an "Orange Gnome" Campion at the annual local Ag Research Center plant sale, two new Lupine (a yellow and a blue), two burgundy Siberian Iris and a new Red Hot Poker plant to replace the one I had for years and disappeared over this winter.

Plus an asst. of annuals for the crescent bed, urns, and around the bird bath. Snap dragons, a salmon Salvia, Million Bells petunia, and white Alyssum

Now if it would only dry up so I could get some seed in the ground. I'm thinking I might go ahead and sow the Heavenly Blue MG.

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Lilyfinch z7 mid tn

Sounds like you got a lot of great new plants !!
I love the plants you got for your birdbath. Not sure if I remember pictures of yours tho, have you posted pics of it? Bird baths are one of my fav garden things. I had 5 until we moved , now just 2.
Do you have anything new for your gate this year ? I always admired your gate pics! :)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 7:48AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Chose the last three years.

July 2011, dianthus:

July 2012, Dianthus:

July 2013, Nasturtiums:

I'll add a photo of the birdbath with the white allsysum as soon as it fills out a little more.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 9:16PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Oh, no I haven't added anything to the gate for Spring.Normally I do that for Fall and at Christmas. But if I found just the right something for Spring and Summer I might put it on the gate.

Meant to add that I got most of the new perennials planted today. I have the Red Hot Poker to go in as soon as I prepare the spot for it. I have to rip out some more English Ivy first. Then I have the two burgundy Siberian Iris left. I know where they will go but ran out of energy today. Had to stop and mow before the farmer came to bale my yard - it seemed that high. What a mess, but I mowed 2 - 3 times to get it looking half decent. Good thing too, it is raining now at 9:30p and suppose to storm tomorrow.

This post was edited by schoolhouse on Tue, May 13, 14 at 21:26

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 9:18PM
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Cenepk10(7B)

Wow ! I'm jealous !!! What a great selection of plants ! Beautiful pics too. Would love to see more of your garden pics, schoolhouse !

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 10:35PM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

Lovely!
I like the white Dianthus combo best.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 2:57AM
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mantis__oh

Actually, I like the draping of the nasturtiums the best, though they can look ratty after a while. Good luck with the Red Hot Poker. It has been lost here (farther south) a number of times; and this last winter definitely zapped it.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2014 at 8:01AM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

i like the last pic the best. i love the wild, cottagey feel of it. thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 11:39AM
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