Click to enlargenumber of people there buying plants its hard to believe there's a recession going on.
My trip to the garden center last week put another big dent in my wallet. Judging by the
Monrovia's "perennial of the year " -Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' had me from hello. Drawn to evergreens I couldn't resist Pinus mugo 'pumilio '. I love Hemerocallis and found a new cultivar of Stella d'oro named 'black eyed stella ' and a red repeat bloomer 'pardon me', Nepeta x faassenii 'walker's low, Euphorbia polychroma, Silene uniflora 'druett's variegated', Thymus vulgaris 'aureus' and Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon'.
The Fox Red Curly Sedge is a "striking clump of reddish-bronze that makes this evergreen perennial a good choice for foliage effect in borders..." so says its label. People either love it or hate it. I love it.
I thought I had a small garden until I had a blank slate to fill and I'm still not finished.
I'm not going to reveal my planting scheme until May 30 when Chicago Spring Flingers will see it for themselves. I've got to get crackin' cause this month is almost gone.