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Posted by meeperx
z4/5 Mpls (My Page
Sun, May 13, 07 at 16:51
|What did everyone get? Were you happy with the selection.?
I went Friday just to scope things out and again on Sunday for the 1/2 price sale.
Here's what I bought:
2 Degroot Spire Arborvitae
2 Chamaecyparis 'Heather Bun'
2 Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum ‘Black Pearl’)
3 4-pack Ornamental Cabbage (Nagoya Mix and Peacock Red)
1 6-pack Nicotiana langsdorfii (Chartruese Flowers)
1 6-pack Amaranth 'Dreadlocks'
1 Gaura 'Corrie’s Gold'
1 Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink'
1 Golden Marguerite
2 Wine Cups
1 Bachelor’s Buttons 'Gold Bullion'
1 10-pack Liatris Bulbs
I thought the selection was pretty good overall. The organizers should think about carrying more natives-since they are so popular and almost always sell out.
|ok here goes.. |
nicotiana daylight sensation
nigella red jewel
licorice plant golden
tomato mortgage lifter
tomato omar's lebanese
columbine black barlow
columbine nora barlow
delphinium pagan purples
hollyhock the watchman
scabiosa pink (something..)
scabiosa chat noir (i was really excited about this one
says it's a perennial but looks just like the annual scabiosas
i've grown from seed in the past..not like other perennial scabiosa..)
himalayan blue poppies (we'll see i guess)
anyone know about that scabiosa? I'll be surprised if it's really perennial tho that's how they listed it..
again, I tried to figure out who any of you might be while standing in the line friday..we were probably about 100 people back..was that an extra long line compared to other years?
|I can't believe it, I didn't go. We went to our cabin to open it instead. That was fun and I did manage to get to a local nursery to pick up a few goodies.|
|did anyone go on sunday--how was the selection? I don't have my list handy but I spent well over two hundred...|
|I went on Friday at about 12:30, and stopped by again on Sunday at 1. The selection wasn't great on Sunday - I just wandered around and picked up things that looked interesting to me. On Friday, everyone was lined up to get in, while on Sunday, everyone was lined up to get out. |
I got almost everything I wanted on Friday. I think some intrepid volunteer must have cleaned out the Wherry's foamflower on Thursday night, as it was gone by 1:00 on Friday!
Astilbe, Bressingham Beauty Pink and Sprite
Big Foot Cranesbill, Walter Ingwersen
Hostas, Tick Tock and Paradise Expectations
Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple, Costoluto Genovese, Principe Borghese
Peppers, Lady Bell, fish pepper, jalapenos
Egyptian walking onions
various herbs of no great originality
I only spent about $90 in total. Next year may be worse, as I'll be needing some shrubs and small trees.
|OK, you asked for it! Just remember that my garden is only four years old and still expanding and that I need a lot of annuals in order to get enough orange and "black." |
Amaranth ‘Hot Biscuits’
Centaurea cyanus ‘Midnight’
Rudbeckia ‘Chocolate Orange’
Asclepias curassavica both red and gold
Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
Canna ‘Black Knight’ ‘Orange Beauty’ ‘Red King Humbert’ & ‘Rosemond Cole’
Cosmos ‘Solar Flare’
Coreopsis ‘Mahogany Midget’
Dahlia ‘Happy Date’
Carex ‘Cappuccino’ & ‘Toffee Twist’
Hibiscus ‘Maple Sugar’
Calibrachoa ‘Crackling Fire’
Nasturtiums all of them
Nemesia ‘Angelart Orange’ (wish I’d bought more)
Marigold ‘Mr. Majestic’ & ‘Tangerine Gem’
Ornamental Peppers ‘Black Pearl’ & ‘Midnight’
Alternanthera ‘Purple Knight’
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’
Michigan Lily & Wood Lily
Amethyst Fescue & Hakonechloa ‘Aureola’
Crocosmias all of them
Siberian Dutchman’s Pipe
Honeysuckles ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ & ‘Mandarin’
Morning Glory ‘Sunspot’
various tomatoes & herbs
Aquilegia ‘Leprechaun Gold’ & ‘Black Barlow’ & ‘Little Lantern’
Brunnera ‘Hadspen Cream’
Asclepias ‘Gay Butterflies’ (always buy, trying to get the red)
Digitalis parviflora & obscura
Baptisia ‘Twilite Prairie Blues’
Iris ‘Black Gamecock’
Geranium ‘Dark Reiter’
Scabiosa ‘Chat Noir’
Purple Prairie Clover ‘Stephanie’
variegated Solomon’s Seal
Dianthus ‘Black Adder’
Lavender ‘Otto Quast’ & ‘Passione’
Sunday 1/2 price sale:
De Groots Spire
Thalictrum ‘Black Stocking’
Trollius ‘ Orange Princess’
Yellow Horned Poppy
more of several things I already bought on Thursday
There wasn't much left on Sunday because there were so many customers on Friday & Saturday -- one organizer estimated it was twice last year's turnout. I was up towards the front of the line & I was shocked to see all the empty tables, but glad for the Friends School which doesn't make money on the Sunday sale.
|i noticed the Chat Noir on your list too..I've tried looking it up and all sources I've found say zone 7. I wonder why they say it's perennial? Is it different somehow?..very curious because this is one of my favorite flowers.|
|I was excited to get three little blue beeches, a acer truncatum and a seedling from acer palmatum 'bloodgood'. Also a yellow flowered weigela. Normally I don't really like weigela but the color was so soft and nice and it's a different species (subsessilis not florida) I thought I'd give it a try. |
I also got a lots of perennials and annuals -- I barely can remember them all!
- Posted by mcali Zone 4 (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 07 at 18:09
|I saved for this year! Got everything in one day: Friday. Spent th rest of the weekend planting... |
Panicled Hydrangea, ‘Lime Light’
Black Elderberry, ‘Black Lace’
Dappled Willow, ‘Hakuro Nishiki’
Snowball Bush ‘Roseum’
Feather Reed Grass ‘Avalanche
aiden Grass ‘Flame Grass’
Sedge, ‘Ice Dance’
Brussels Sprouts ‘Falstaff Red’
Broccoli ‘Violet Queen’
Summer Squash ’Sunb
Onion ‘White Sweet Spanish’
Basil ‘Red Rubin’
Basil ’African Blue’
Rosemary ‘Spice Island’
Bee Balm ‘Prairie Night’
Black Eyed Susan ‘Goldsturm’
Giant Blazing Star ’Eureka’
Coneflower ‘Big Sky Sunset’
Coneflower ‘Harvest Moon’
Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’
Daylily ‘Crimson Pirate’
Daylily ‘Red Volunteer’
Whorled Loosestrife ‘Alexander’
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