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Help Newbie's garden plan

Posted by wren-garden 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 10, 08 at 9:13

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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RE: Help Newbie's garden plan

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 !

GOOD LUCK ! c


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RE: Help Newbie's garden plan

  • Posted by kimcoco Zone 5, Wisconsin (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 22:38

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
http://www.donahuesclematis.com/

Klehm's Song Sparrow
http://www.songsparrow.com/default.cfm

Joy Creek Nursery
http://www.joycreek.com/

Silver Star Vinery
http://www.silverstarvinery.com/default.asp

Clematis on the Web
http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/

Sedumphotos.net (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.


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RE: Help Newbie's garden plan

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!


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