This is the only new item I've been able to plant so far. This was the variegated iris in my trunk last week. It's called Iris Aureo-variegata or Variegated Sweet Iris. The appeal here was the foliage. The flowers are nice, too. ;-)
I've been knee-deep in working with a couple of major projects, these past two weeks, that have pretty much kept me from working outdoors in the yard. But then, my heavy clay soil has been too wet to dig and amend yet, anyway. It rained a lot last night. Hopefully things will dry out in the next few days before we leave for our son's home. If not, I'll have to sink some pots somewhere for a few days.
I have more rocks to haul, beds to enlarge and a nice pickup load of composted soil to purchase and tote around to the enlarged beds! Of course, just digging holes for these new plants means soil amendment. I must also get to the bottom of my compost pile, sifting the gold for planting holes and returning the platinum to the pile! :-)
I might also mention that it's beginning to get a little shadier around here! (The trees are beginning to grow their leaves... isn't it great?) That means I'd also better get with it and set my Sun Calculator out tomorrow morning!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
SS Gardener (Semi-Shady, at this point)