Like most people, we went shopping before the big snow storm hit. Anytime we go shopping, I consider it not just an opportunity to buy bread and milk. It's a garden buying opportunity, too! And anyone that knows me knows I go to the garden center first!
Look at all the goodies I got!!!
Clematis - 'Henryi' (white, early blooming) and 'Warsaw Nike' (red, mid blooming). I have so many places they could go, but probably they'll be planted on the arbor going into the walking garden.
Asparagus - for the vegetable garden, and eventually eating. I was very excited to find these!
Siberian Iris - these grow great around here and I needed more! Probably will just throw them in the walking garden. The walking garden is where I usually plant things I pick up compulsively. I'm about to run out of room to squeeze things in there. I'm planning a new garden area so I'll have a new place to plop things!
Bearded Iris - these don't do so great here, but this blue one was just too enticing, and I was weak. Probably I'll put these in the main rose garden. The blue will be beautiful there.
Cinnamon ferns - to fill in where the azaleas were dug up by the armadillos. Ditto the Mammoth Elephant Ear bulb. Have you ever seen one of these bulbs? Quite intriguing. I've never seen a bulb so large!
Peonies - a 'Sarah Bernhardt' because it is supposedly one of the few peonies that can take our heat, and a 'Festiva Maxima' because it was such a pretty white. These would never fit in the walking garden, so in the main rose garden they will go. Wow, I really do need that new garden area - soon!
These also jumped into my cart:
Just to bring a bit of warmth into my home while it's so unbearably cold outside.
All in all, a very successful milk-and-bread run. Interesting to note: while there were long lines of people stocking up on groceries, I was the only customer in the garden center. And I would have bought more, but they had very, very few actual plants. Don't they know gardeners shop year round? Even with the approaching threat of a major winter storm?