I blame Carol at May Dreams Gardens. And specifically her post "Embrace 'Why Not' For a Happier Life."
And then I received an email from Edwards Nursery informing me that their roses had arrived. What is a gardener to do?
Well - go shopping, of course!
I've been wanting an Abraham Darby rose for years. This seemed to be the year to finally take the rose by the thorns (or some such thing) and get with it.
So back to Edwards I went. Just look at all those plants waiting for a home. Makes my mouth water!
Edwards Nursery has a great selection right now.
Just look at all the roses......
And there it was; my Abraham Darby....
And into my wagon it went.
But I planned on planting something with it. That "something" being a clematis. But which one.
Oh my.....so many choices!
But I managed. Empress went into my wagon along with Viticella Polish Spirit. I think "Polish Spirit" will look great planted with Abraham Darby. I plan on growing them together on a trellis. Empress will be on a trellis of its own.
In fact, I plan on Kim building quite a few more trellis' on the back fence. So into my wagon also went Dropmore Scarlet and Mandarin (both honeysuckles), and a Passion Vine. Kim mentioned that we needed "something" for the end of the driveway.....so I picked up three Agastache 'Tutti Frutti'. I also really liked the looks of Maltese Cross 'Lengai Red' so two of those joined the crowd.
Then there's always the "problem" of what to grow in the T.Garden window box. It's becoming shadier in there what with the grapes growing over the arbor so I decided on four Boston Ferns. Guess I'll be trying to overwinter those. I think I could get some help from my neighbor Peggy.
So my wagon looked like this.
The only thing I didn't mention is the canna I picked up. Red, of course, for my front container color scheme.
So, a big THANKS to Carol for pushing me in the right direction. I'm thrilled with my new plants. Perhaps NOW I've finished my spring shopping.
I'll update you soon on the Corralling of the Chickens. In the meantime, check out Peggy's newest additions.