Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Our First Plant Foray!


Plants for pots, plants for sunnyish spaces, plants for shady spots.
Wasn't that fun?


Karen Hall said...

looks like you have some nice things in there - looking forward to seeing them in their new home
An Artist's Garden

Gail said...

So exciting! I see a variegated iris!


Laurie Fischer said...

I love plant shopping days. I did some yesterday and will head out this afternoon for more. I like to nursery hop on our country roads. Great blog by the way!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for visiting. I will look forward to seeing your bluebells.

Gail, Hi! That's the only thing I've planted so far, it's still a bit wet to dig.

Laurie, It's hard to resist a trip or two to local nurseries! We've "inherited" some Mennonite nurseries that headed here from PA. Wonderful places to shop!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Looks like you had a great time! My first foray is going to be this Friday, I am going to try to sneak out of work early, I can't wait.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Details! We want details! What wonderful plants are packed in that trunk? Don't you know I love to buy plants vicariously?

Shady Gardener said...

IGW, You will have such fun! Don't get caught being too sneaky... although, can you take advise from someone named "Shady?" ;-)

MMD, Oh, boy! Vicariously is often my middle name! ha. Okay, here's the scoop. I purchased 3 varieties of coleus and a trailing annual for the front pots(I'll post photos next week after they're potted), another Pulmonaria "E.B. Anderson," Ghost Lady Fern (Japanese), "Blackberry Wine" Corydalis, "Ruby Bells" Heuchera, "Barlow Black" (double) Columbine, "King of Hearts" Dicentra, and the variegated iris that I've already planted and the name is outdoors and that bed is one of three I've not yet mapped! Whew! :-)

Also the free plant Hallson Gardens gave me is a Leather Wood Fern which is growing like crazy! All my items are still in pots because the ground (heavy clay) is too wet to be worked well. And I MUST amend before I plant. Hopefully I can begin planting next week!!

How are YOU doing?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Sounds great! I have Dicentra 'King of Hearts' & Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine.' You will love the Corydalis. I almost picked up a 'Ghost' fern at the Boy Scout sale. I probably should have as they tolerate dry shade better than other ferns.
I've managed to plant 3 containers so far & I got the Lace-cap Hydrangea in the ground in morning. But yesterday I bought a bunch of annuals & a couple of peppers, so I've got my work cut out for me.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, Someday I'd love to see your gardens! We seem to pick similar plants. I'm wondering how your front-yard "curb appeal" project is coming along?

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Looks like a successful plant hunting trip to me. Your Zone 5 must be a little more forgiving than our Zone 5 - our safe frost date is May 30, though many folks start planting, with relative safety, around mid-May.

Selling hanging baskets, annuals and vegetables this Mother's Day weekend made me a little nervous and led me to warn customers to err on the side of caution, as far as late season frosts are concerned. I'll wait until next weekend for my own veggie flats... Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Deb, You're right to err on the side of caution. I know lots of people that have begun planting, already. I will probably wait until next week... but mostly because we're going to be gone for a few days! ;-) Actually, the work I need to do know is to prepare the beds, amend the soil, etc. before planting. :-)