For those of you that know me, you know that I'm pretty dedicated to growing from seed, especially using the wintersowing technique, so it's rare for me to actually buy plants anymore. Although this year, I did give up on the wintersown tomato sprouts, and purchase a few tomato plants.
Anyway, when DH asked me what I wanted to celebrate my survived-on-this-earth-another-year day, I chose a trip to Lowe's. I picked up a couple of 6packs of annuals to fill in some gaps in my porch containers, and I'm browsing through all the extremely rootbound perennials, when I see a familiar looking bloom hiden amongst the phlox, shasta daisies, etc. It was a red Geum bloom. So I dug through there and found two pots of Mrs. Bradshaw. Yes!!! I've been trying to start a red Geum from seed for three years, and it never gets big enough by fall to withstand the winter. Well, these things were ginormous. If they don't make it, I give up.
Oh, and I also found a George Davidson (Davison) Crocosmia. Their tag says hardy to zone 6, but I did some research online, and it looks like it is actually hardy to zone 5.
Then I grabbed some potting soil, organic fish fertilizer, and a couple of canning supplies. My sister says I should have asked for clothes, but I am very content with my little shopping spree : )