April 13, 2009
FILLING IN THE BLANKS
I know its early yet but I have a big empty space in my garden that is begging to be planted. On my rare day off I went shopping and purchased 10 new perennials.
Couldn't resist the Festuca glauca' elijah blue ' or blue fescue, Brunnera Macrophylla 'Jack Frost', or Siberian Bugloss, Armeria pseudarmeria, 'joystick lilac and red ' or thrift, Veronica 'waterperry blue ' or speedwell, lithodora diffusa ' grace ward' or Indian plant , Sempervivum x roseum 'ruby heart ' and 'emerald empress ' and lastly dianthus 'eastern star '. I bought 3 of each for a total of 30 plants which made a dent in my budget but hardly in the garden.
I'm experimenting and not following a list or plan as I do when I design other peoples gardens, just going with my instincts and what catches my eye. As you can see from the collage above I'm tending toward silver, blue and pinks .
The garden center is still not fully stocked with a big selection as yet because the season is still early here. I'm crossing my fingers that we wont have a late April or May freeze but I'll be ready to cover my new perennials if we do. I've noticed buds on the magnolia, the Forsythia , crabapple and pear tree and the clematis is greening up.
I wish my Southern blogging friends would blow some of that sunshine up here. Are y'all listening ? The high today was around 36!
This winter seems to go on forever. Today was the Chicago Cubs opening and loyal fans had to brave the cold rain but thank goodness they were rewarded with a victory.