I thought this might be a good time to share our first impressions of 2010 new plant introductions for those gardeners patient and smart enough to wait for regional reviews.
The first of two 2010 plants that I added to my garden was a Proven Winners introduction Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip' which like most Buddleias with "blue" in its name there is nothing remotely blue about the flower color. But don't let that dissuade you as this is one terrific little plant. I might even go so far as to say this is likely to become one of those classic plants found in nearly every landscape. In my garden this little wonder started blooming mid-late summer and kept blooming non-stop without deadheading all the way till November and still looked good at Thanksgiving.
The second 2010 introduction that I added to my garden was another Proven Winners plant, Syringa "Boomerang" a re-blooming lilac touted to bloom in the spring and re-bloom "throughout" the summer. This plant reminded me of S. 'Miss Kim' both in terms of scent and bloom appearance. I was advised to deadhead the spring blooms for a better summer show, the lilac did in fact re-bloom during the mid summer but to be honest the number of blooms were not all that abundant. I have not completely given up hope that this will mature into a summer time stunner but my first impression leads me to believe other wise.
So did you add anything new to your garden that you would like to share your first impressions of with us?