Thanks for the new thread Celeste.
I might have listed the Lily Garden order on the previous thread but just in case here goes.
Ice Caves - which I cancelled,color was more yellow than green ,the lily in database wasnt what I wanted.I always check to see a plant growing in a garden instead of trusting a website image.
I had it ordered a couple of years ago and it sold out.
Most od the Tangos look alike to me so I noticed thi one because of the peach background.
The Lily Garden had Rosepoint lace ,mine got given away by digging the wrong lily.
I noticed she has Antique Lace which is even better.Larger flower softer background color.
Oh yes my wishlist from Mid-America Garden
It was longer til I realized they were introductions at the highest price they would ever be at.
I can have #4 so here they are
Purple Paws IB
#2 Matadores Cape SDB
#3 No Restraint
#5Lets Romp TB
Jo, do you have a laptop computer that you can use on battery. I imagine you walking thru your garden with it (using Skype, which is easily set up). We would all be able to see everything as though we were there with you!!!!!
I'm drooling over all those selections! Love the Purple Paws iris, too...and that cold hardy fuchsia is intriguing...I've had fuchsia survive the winter here, but they don't bloom again...of course, I neglect them! I ordered 3 DLs, 2 clems, & 5 iris, plus the camellia...I think I'm done, but one never knows!
A big fan of wind chimes and bells. My BIL once was so unhappy with our biggest Arcosanti Soleri Windbell that he went out in the middle of the night and stuffed a sock into it. We bought our first one in 1978 and have been collecting them ever since. But now we buy them only when we find them at flea markets or auctions. Patti
Ge1836, Thanks, I looked at his bells which are stunning, but they must be expensive as for pricing is says, "Call for Prices". Ha.
We bought our big Arkosanti bells back when they were affordable as a special gift for our wedding anniversary for a few years running. We didn't have our child yet. Now I find them occasionally when people don't know what they are or that they are missing parts. They still sell all the parts on the Arkosanti site, so we have fixed a bunch we bought as "broken". Patti
Wha, thanks but I am buying lilies today. Just did the faraway order and now moving on to the Lily garden. Fairweather cat is nearby too. Could be an expensive day so no Bells and whistles for me today. Patti
2 x **NEW** Telesto *PBR
1 x Choco (PBR) Purchase 3
2 x **NEW** The Edge
2 x Playtime *PBR
1 x Powergloss
1 x **NEW** Methone Purchase 3 *PRB
1 x **NEW** Tomar Purchase 3
patti!!! I have never been able to afford Torrens bells .I saw one near Oak Hill golf course.I know for sure it was 7G.Its the one that hangs independantly from a carved arch.
I would have loved one of his birdbaths.Oh well that goes on a list of" things I will never" life is short,no sense mourning,keep moving forward.
I go to junk auctions and flea markets in Vt and NH mostly, but will stop anywhere to look for junk. I have found 4 or 5 that had missing clappers or it's windcatcher or a broken hanger. Found one that even had one bell out of 3 missing and we ordered a replacement for it. Good as new at flea market price plus the cost of the new bell which was the most expensive part. DH just calls them up and emails them a shot and they send what we need to fix them. We have a lot of them. I will photograph our kids when the weather is better. Patti
Ordered more lilies yesterday. This time from The Lily Garden. Had nice ones from them in the past, but sure do miss Buggy Crazy's great lilies. Hope she gets going again at some point. I have a few from B & D yet to order, then done with lilies for the spring.
‘Ariadne,’ bred by Dr. Chris North of Scotland, is an enduring hybrid, with recurved pendant dusty rose flowers with creamy peach centers that have L. lankongense's marbled spotting pattern and light fragrance. Long, graceful stems carry an abundance of flowers that will last for weeks! With each new year, the stems grow taller and carry even more flowers.
Ariadne’ is one of the finest garden lilies of all time and should have a place in every garden! .
4 to 6 feet, mid-late June.
‘Eurydice’ is a marvelous hybrid from ‘Ariadne,’ with a long panicle of pendant, beautifully recurved, shimmering “red raspberry” flowers delicately etched with deeper “rosepoint” markings. It flowers in our fields for a full month, delighting us with its glowing color and light fragrance! Bred by Vaclav Jost of the Czech Republic, ‘Eurydice’ grows superbly welland has
proven to be a truly outstanding garden lily worldwide! 4 to 5 feet, late June.
‘Angela North’ is Dr. North’s darkest, most intensely colored Lilium lankongense hybrid. Its tall stems carry a myriad of graceful, nodding flowers that are deep grape purple! Rich, vibrantly colored flowers truly shine!
3 to 5 feet and taller, late June.
‘Spice Islands’ () is a hardy beauty! Peach melon upfacing flowers are sprinkled with cinnamon, carried on a perfect candelabrum inflorescence. Treat yourself!
4 feet, late June.
‘Peach Lace’(Lily Garden bred) (LG) is another wonderful hybrid from ‘Ariadne!’ It has larger, fragrant, lightly ruffled flowers in a deeper shade of peach with a luscious pink reverse. It carries the lovely “rosepoint” pattern all the way to its petal tips, clearly visible even on the reverse of the flower! It began to flower 3 weeks ahead of ‘Ariadne’ this summer, and its long inflorescence of Turk’s-cap flowers remained in bloom for 4 weeks! This robust triploid is a vigorous grower; plant a few and you'll have a lovely mass of stems in a season or two.
2 Each $7.00 14.00‘Karen North’ is another wonderful Lilium lankongense hybrid from Dr. North that has been drawing raves in our field! Coral rose buds abound on tall, willowy stems, opening one by one for weeks to reveal warm coral-orange flowers with plum-colored spreckles. A hummingbird magnet with a lovely light fragrance!
4 to 6 feet and taller, mid June to mid July.
‘Louis XIV’ (LG) named for the Sun King himself, is a regally tall lily with golden flowers that recurve into a true “sunburst” form. A Popularity Poll winner with all the vigor of L. henryi!
5 feet, late July, the latest flowering Aurelian.
‘Midnight’ Strain is a rare trumpet in the deepest, richest hue of purple. Even in our hottest weather, this lily holds its rich color and imbues the garden air with its perfume! Cool weather, especially cool night temperatures, intensifies the color, while warmer weather will make the blooms a shade more pink than purple.
4 to 6 feet, July.
‘Gloriana’ (LG) gives a dazzling display of honey-gold "sunburst" flowers with brilliant red "whiskers" and matching pollen. High summer temperatures lighten the gold but intensify the red “whiskers.” Splendid flower form, high bud count, floriforous inflorescence, and broad green leaves.
4 to 6 feet and taller, late July through early August.
Yes I kept it but moved it to where Purple Prince and Pink Perfection are.Its pleasant but no mojo for me.Some lilies are so much more special than others.I see you ordered Peach Lace. I had Rosepoint Lace for years then it disappeared.Lily Garden doesnt have it so I ordered Antique lace this year.The are so special down facing and speckled.
I am like you about falling in love with one of them and then have it disappear, but luckily most of ours are multiplying nicely. Though I know we have lost some. Going up to the family cottage in the middle of the summer makes it hard for me to keep track of all my kids. Bad Mom.
I did a B&D Lily order. I think with my Touch of Nature order I have plenty of nice new lilies for the garden. I did plant some in the fall too. Patti
I too love those candelabra types, but there aren't many lilies that I don't like.
Here are some shots I took yesterday. A few clumps of narcissus are in bud. Or course it is N. Rijnveld's Early Sensation which is our first Narcissus to bloom every year. Lots of buds as well as a few flowers on some Hellebore, especially Helleborus foetidus Wester Flisk and another H. foetiedus called Sopron. Snowdrops galore and three different Hamamelis are out. I always like seeing the stunning early leaves out on the Arum italicum Gold Rush. I took a couple shots of some Solari bells. I have to go find a couple of fins that have blown off and do some repairs on a couple of them. I added a shot of one of the cedars that had real damage. Chain saw time. Patti
Loved the snowdrops & witch hazel...how nice to see some flowers this time of year...the Litchfield Hills are wearing thin right now, we have one good winter out of 5...Bill, sounds like some nice shrubs...I'm partial to dwarf pines...
yeah i remember when we first saw that one a few years ago on the buchholz site. curious to see what size it will be, probably about 16" tall although not sure.
i will be getting more mini's and dwarfs - have stanley & sons availablity list and will order 4" pots. need to order in their box quantity which is 15 for the 4". not enough 1 gal. that i liked. Might split the box with a friend if they see anything they like. The ones i ordered a couple of years ago have grown nicely - out of the 25 i ordered then only 2 did not make it.
placed the order with stanley&sons - 15 little 4" pots (@ $6 each not a lot for what you can get) as said earlier they do grow and most of these are mini dwarf or dwarf's anyway. a few that i am really looking forward to are;
Cham. lawsoniana Blue surprise
Cham. lawsoniana minima aurea
Cham. obtusa leprechaun
Juniperus com. Compressa
Picea Gluaca Laurin
Picea sitchensis papoose
had some possible pinus mugo, decided against anymore for now.
I am excited for you. I must look at your source and resist any temptation. I spent the day outside. Perfectly beautiful and I found 5 little Iris reticulata Gordon in bloom. So aside from the snowdrops, it is the first of my bulbs to bloom in 2013. Patti
I just took a look at Stanley and Sons online. The catalog had a huge list. Just the Abies concolor list was huge! Good to know about an inexpenisve source. I'd love to buy the large ones at the nursery but just can't justify it in most cases.
I'm still making my lists of shrubs and little trees, concentrating on creating the garden structure.
For me this is a period of self-discipline while the want list grows My purchases this week are more burlap protection, and plant supplements, earthworm castings and such.
Just don't want to waste money and time, I guess. I have to like something well enough to nurse it in a patio pot for awhile. Except for a few lucky areas, the sandy soil just gobbles up all the additives and then the predators start their journey. I'm at the point now where I will plant in raised beds, almost exclusively It's not like living in fertile Dekalb Co. Illinois where there was a foot of topsoil above clay.
Seems the local ecology has really changed, too. Most years, we would have to sweep away piles of fallen mulberries. Last year just as many fell, but they were eaten up very quickly. We also gained a resident redtailed hawk that frequented our ash tree. I don't see where anyone writes about this, but i wonder if the apparant loss of our crow population to disease a few years ago plays a part.
Just ordered from Diana at Topiary Gardens the following little guys. Patti
Very colorful dissectum with spring leaves emerging red-brown with pink-red variegation and white/cream. In the summer, the red-brown leaves will have a greener appearance. Fall colors are oranges,yellows and reds. Best color in dappled shade. Will look washed out in full sun. Very showy when planted against a dark background. Dwarf, mounding habit becoming 2-3 ft high and 4-6 ft wide in 10 yrs. Well-drained soil. Zone 5.
Cute, tiny leaves are pinkish-red with an orange hue and darken to green with reddish edges. Summer color is dark green. The clumps of leaves look like flowers sitting above the dense,shrub-like tree. Red fall color. Upright with a rounded form to 2 ft. in 10 yrs. Nice for rock gardens, patio planters, bonsai. Sun/part shade in well-drained soil. Zone 5.
Very popular compact miniature maple with tufts of leaves arranged tightly on top of each twig. New growth comes out pink and turns a dark green though out the summer months. Reddish orange fall color. 1 ft tall and wide in 10 yrs. Excellent
Very pretty new small dissectum from Japan reaching 3 ft. New leaves are pink with gold veining. As the leaves age they become green. The pink new growth splashes the tree though out the summer. Branches are lime green in color. Nice contrast with the pink new growth. Gold to red fall colors. Very nice for small gardens or containers. Full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Zone 5.
I was only looking for short kids for by our front walk and the endless stream. Deer will probably eat them, though I will plant them in a safe place for a couple of years until they are bigger if they are really tiny. We lost too many when I uncaged a mess on May 1 to some greedy deer. I moved some of them to behind the deer fence last fall. Some of those look good, albeit smaller than they were on April 30th as they never really recovered from their demolition. But some are dead. Sad as I was too eager to take off their cages. Patti
Today. Not much snow, but it is icy and we have had fair bit of wind. Spent part of the day making a Gillfeather turnip, carrot and Vt apple soup with a touch of Maple syrup that was tapped by a friend. We picked the carrots and turnips from the garden yesterday. I meant to pick some kale to crisp for a garnish, but forgot and I am not going out today. We were having a dinner party tonight, but cancelled until tomorrow. Driving isn't the best. All transportation cancelled. Fine with me. DH went out to see how the little reticulated Iris were doing and to feed the birds and took a shot of the fearless I.r. Gordon. Patti
Let me think about that, Patti...LOL. After all, we do have plans to meet up somewhere when we return! One pre-requisite on hiring a mover down here is that they must take plants on the van! Fat chance...we ran into that issue when we moved some of our stuff down here when we retired in '06. 🙏
placed my last order of the spring from prairie moon nursery. ordered rhizomes of wild ginger and rhizomes of queen of the prairie (filipendula rubra) that was so stunning when we saw it growing wild in maine last summer.
also identified a plant that was left behind at the RU here a couple years back while looking through roots and rhizomes, it is persicaria that has very unique foliage and small red flowers on spikes in the late summer/fall. i believe the variety is painter's pallette. no one ever pleaded guilty to leaving it behind or providing an ID so happy to come across it.
Hmmmmmm...that must be the plant I saw you slip into your garage when no one but me was looking...I'm just sayin'. It was right after you distracted everyone with those killer hot dogs...remember?...oh, of course you do. As I remember it, Brian turned around to find Celeste, and the plant just went away. Hmmmmmm
Ooooh, sounds like time for a couple RUs this summer with phlox and hot dogs on the agenda! Allison has her name on 3 dogs! After all, we owe her a few! I hope my Red Riding Hood phlox will soon be ready to share. It is a beauty...and not too tall so it stands up nice and straight.
Thats a really nice white phlox, I only have "David" been thinking of getting a another white, thank you for a good choice.
Swore I would not buy a daylily this year unless it had the name "Brian" in it. Well, I bought one and it doesn't have "Brian" in it . :( On the other hand...it doesn't have a name at all and I am allowed to name and register it with any name I choose.
My puchases so far this year; 3 cherry trees from Stark (Emporer Francis, Stella, Royalton), 5 currant bushes from Old Market farm (Titania), 4 Phlox from Heritage Flower Farm (Miss Lingard) and 3 Solomon's Seal from American Meadows.
I have never tried the column style apple trees, I think you should start a new thread and see whom out there has had any experience. I would be very interested to see the results. If you look in the Garden Watchdog section Stark is in the top 5 for 2012.
DD grew them at her house near Powdermill Park. They were great.We have a perfect place for about 5 in a row. DD is in charge of planting big things.SIL just goes along.He is wonderful and does crazy art stuff for me .
daw4220.i was talking to DD about the columnar trees.
She said she tried to grow mini nectarines in a large tub one year.She said they only lasted 2 seasons. She believes planter trees roots get too dry over winter and had bad luck with apples in tubs too.
She said she wouldnt plant trees anywhere but in the ground.Her trees were over 20 feet tall not 7 feet like I said earlier and straight up with fruit growing close to the trunk.
That looks great Celest.
We are looking for the colunnade type due to space problems.
I am going to Plant Search to see if there are vendors other than Starke Bros.I almost dread the search because Starks has such a good reputation.
They only carry 2 varieties Emerald Spire and Red Spire.
Sounds like some great fruit trees coming along...I have a few very old apple trees, but I don't spray or prune, & am happy with the few edible ones that fall to the ground every year...the bosc pear I have required no care, but it hasn't produced in awhile...I'm thinking it's close to 100 years old.
Robindog: I painted that tree from a photo you submitted. It was a dark silhouette against the sky with a few pears clinging to bare branches.
I think I can find it on the new computer.
Thank gawd for my thumb-drive
joann you may be better finding a larger tree at a local nursery - stark trees are about 5-6' when you get them - i had a dwarf granny smith for close to 7 years and it never had a blossom, my neighbors have 5 or 6 very close so not having a pollinator was not the issue - dug it up last year and will be replaced with a jm this spring.
the plum from starks did fruit although the squirrels got most of them - dug that up to for you know what to replace it...
I was told they can bear fruit before this, even as early as 2 years old. My Grandfather who grew apple tree's always let them grow strong for 7 years before he let them produce fruit. He said the tree uses a lot of energy producing fruit so you want to have a good healthy strong tree first, also insures the branches will be able to hold a heavy yield.
If you have a semi-vigorous or vigorous fruit tree and it is still not fruiting, there are several things you can do:
Firstly, in spring, tie any new shoots down to a horizontal position whilst they are young and whippy. The easiest way to do this is to plant a tall bamboo cane alongside the branch and gently tie the branch down to the cane. It won't look pretty but after a few months you should be able to remove the cane and the branch will stay in position.
The reason this works is that the act of tying the branch down simulates the weight of ripening fruit on the branch - and this in turn encourages the tree to set fruit buds over the summer which will produce blossom and fruit the next year. This technique works particularly well with apple trees.
Secondly, don't prune the tree. Pruning will either simply encourage the tree to put on more growth, or in some cases you may accidentally cut off the fruit buds that will form next year's crop. It is worth remembering that next year's blossom (and hence next year's fruit) is formed the preceding summer.
Don't over-feed the tree. One application of general plant food in spring is sufficient, along with watering when required. Over-feeding generally causes the tree to produce more branches and leaves, not more fruit.
Jo, that's a lovely combination with the caladiums. Your SDBs are also beautiful.
Ronnie, I agree about Rosy Dawn...such great choices at such good prices. I've never had a bad experience with them. Many of the ones I bought are ok in full sun,and even in NH in our sunny gardens, they do really well. I still say I lost my head though. LOL
Sure would like more time together, Teri. It just went too quickly!
Heading up to Marie Selby Gardens on Thursday. Glad they don't have a plant store like Bok Tower.
need some eye candy??.. bought these off ebay.. they came yesterday
17 Coleus Rustic Orange
12 Coleus Red Ruffles
6 Coleus Painted Lady
22 Acalypha Showtime
16 Coleus Kiwi Fern
12 Coleus Glennis
12 Coleus Trailing Plum
28 Coleus Solar Sunrise
30 Coleus Violet Tricolor
Allison, the coleus are beauties...Pixie, I'm addicted to coral bells & penstemon...the penstemon is only hardy to zone 7 though...if I could grow it as an annual, I'd buy every one, but I'm not sure they would ever bloom...
Jo Ann, love the look of those. I will have to look at that vendor. Below is my badness of late. Patti
Arrowhead Alpines has a bunch of epimediums that I have been wanting, so as they have a sale on them now, I hit the send button.
1 x Epimedium brachyrrhizum $20.00
1 x Epimedium coreanum $20.00
1 x Epimedium wushanense $28.00
1 x Epimedium 'Kaguyahime' $20.00
1 x Epimedium franchetii $12.00
1 x Epimedium lishihchenii Cc.950008 $16.00
1 x Epimedium pubescens OG 91.003 $16.00
1 x Epimedium sutchuense cc.950017 $16.00
Also started my fall bulb buying with an order from Living Garden who I got good bulbs from last fall.
5 Narcissus Cornish King 6.83
5 Narcissus Jersey Torch 6.33
5 Narcissus Modulation 8.84
5 Narcissus Over Easy $7.84
5 Narcissus Prom Dance $5.56
5 Narcissus Raffles $8.34
5 Narcissus Regeneration $6.16
5 Narcissus Saint Victor $7.24 HOW COULD I NOT ORDER THIS ONE?
5 Narcissus Velocity $6.37
5 Narcissus Yazz $6.16
10 Hyacinth Blue Eyes $16.76
These are from a coop buying group on Yahoo
2013 TNN Liners
4 Tiarella Appalachian Trail 3.00 ea
4 Tiarella Happy Trails 3.00 ea
1 Ligularia Garden Confetti 4.50 ea
3 Sugar Berry 3.35 ea
3 Sugar Plum 3.75 ea
5 Sweet Tart 3.35 ea
2013 Perennial Geraniums
2 Havana Blue 4.95 ea
3 Rise and Shine 4.95 ea
2 Elke 3.25 ea
3 Purple Heron 4.95 ea
I like Wellspring Gardens.I buy the alocasias for containers.The plants are small but so are the prices.My plants will be annuals.I dont have any intrest in greenhousing them from one season to another.
These orders are making my pocket book bleed. But I am trying to finish up a couple of areas that need ground cover hence the Epimediums, Tiarella, Heuchera, Astilbe, and Perennial Geraniums. The Lilium and Narcissus are just because I am an addict. I got more L.Tiny Sensation as I liked it so much from the ones I planted last year from Bleek , but I didn't have L.Tiny Nanny in te garden yet but I think I have a couple of nice spots for a mess of those along some edges and for cutting. Patti
I'm starting to count the plants I want to bring north. Hank is rolling eyes and looking put out. So far: a shrub rose, a mini-rose, One or two small hibiscus, some red and salmon pink tropical salvia ...there must be room for a few more...will report back if I am not in an abused women's shelter. LOL
I did just look at it today when I got their email, but I already spent my wad yesterday on the ones on sale from Alpine. Very pretty, but as the flowers are so small and fleeting, I am mostly looking first at foliage. I have planted a few over the past few years to see if they liked me and was ready to add more this year as they have grown quite nicely on Nantucket for us. Patti
Marilyn, Wise to take down befor they fall down.
We lost all the scots pines along the east border w/neighbor.#4 I busted my butt transplanting all the shade lovers because that area is now full sun.
I'm sure your gardens will be great even tho they are different than the past.
I bought these plugs a while back from ebay.. plectranthus brazilian purple.. look how nice they are!!.. want to pinch them but you know I hate throwing out cuttings.. and I have so many of them.. going to break my heart not rooting more
Thanks for the back-up, Allison! LOL. Those little babies look terrific!
Marilyn, so glad you are taking the trees down. We found out how lucky we were taking those big maples down at the farm. They would have caused lots of damage in the hurricane - as the others on the road did. Those went down across the road and trapped people for awhile. Now you can have fun planning a new sunny garden! LOL
Ok, so I thought I might have to leave my beauty of a coral drift rose behind, and then I got the idea to see if I could find one to replace it for a reasonable price. Aha...I bought the same coral one and a light peach one from Evergreen Nursery to go in the new Conn garden. 😍😁😃
Just cut a stem that has already flowered and about pencil thickness. Cut the bloom off. Remove some lower leaves and make some cuts in the stem for root growth. Place in soil, keep it moist, and not in full sun, and wait.
Mine did best when I was on vacation and not checking it all the time. I kept it potted in the garage the first winter.
Some might work better than others.
I'm promising myself that I will try this with every shrub and bush that I have. This includes 50 rose bushes and 25 other types of flowering bushes. I have lots of friends and family that would enjoy having them in their gardens!
I've been here for 7 summers now. Each year I add new bushes, lots of them from co-ops and trades. We had lots of empty space to fill up on our 2 acre empty lot. My grandfather always had rose bushes in his garden. It was the only plant that he would grow besides fruits and veggies and I really loved the color and fragrance that they added to his gardens. I grew up living with these roses and they still are my favorites. They are a lot like tomatoes in their requirements. Use organic sprays for bugs and diseases, water them, keep them in the sun.
Thanks Terri, I too had roses the entire length of our driveway (approx. 40 feet long) when I was growing up. I guess I didn't learn anything though...I only have good results with rugosa's. My others are alive, but barely. :(
I started some for my brother a few years ago. Dipped them in Rootone and put them in some pro mix inside a large zip baggie, the more you can put in without touching the sides the better. Kept them in shade and in a few weeks I could see the roots through the bag.
recieved my itoh peony order from a coop yesterday - only got 1 of the two ordered and a check for the missing one - no notice beforehand that only one was available - at least the one ordered, garden treasure, was the one i wanted more. roots look great, need to get it into a pot.
Pixie, love the echies! They'll brighten a garden fast...try Morden Sunrise for a rose...I can't kill mine, though the plow tries every year...it blooms from May to heavy frost! Bill, your peony sounds nice...what color?
Hope my P. Itoh Garden Treasure comes back but I can't remember seeing it this spring. I will have to go around and see which of the Itoh's came back as well as which of the bunch of other Peonies that I also planted last fall are showing signs of having made it through their first winter. Once they make it though a winter they are usually good forever. I know I have seen some of them popping up while doing my spring cleaning, but I didn't do a head count yet. Fingers crossed. Patti
OK, here's what I clicked upon today: Logees for a Tophat blueberry, and an acai bush.
Lazy S's nursery had been down but they are up tonight. I have had very well packed healthy plants from them, so I am buying teensy trees and shrubs to nurse into size as follows: For container: Salix matsudana 'Golden Curls' and Buddleia davidii Purple Emperor; trees: Nyssa sylvatica and Oxydendrum arboreum; shrubs: Ceanothus americanus, Itea virginica 'Little Henry,' Lindera augustifolia and Lindera benzoin, Viburnum aceriforium, and plants: Clematis integrifolia, Helleborus xhybridus 'Red Sapphire' more Gaulteria procumbens, Anemonella thalicroides and more Aruncus 'Misty Lace." I still have to select a Cornus florida for part shade, and buy a scarlet Oak from the east coast (I'm ignorant but afraid of the Oak fungus on the West coast). My DD1 told me she wanted betula niger, and we did have some once, but I can't seem to keep them from getting a disease eventually, so it would be another research project to find ones that don't fall down around here (just look along the highways and expressways--they are blown all over in this region). It would not be worthwhile to buy huge trees because I don't know which trees are being killed by the presence of a forest of Norway maples around our borders--just look at the forest floors--nothing grows there.
Unfortunately, the areas closer to the house will have to wait. That's where I'm intending to plant dwarf JM's and such. If I get my way, we'll have some excavating and a terrace and a water feature eventually ;)
Inspiring. I have to go look some of them up. I usually order from Lazy S as I have had good luck with them in the past. We planted a stand of 10 or 12 Nyssa sylvatica back in 1983. Love them, but they were slow to get going, but now very pretty. We lost one early on, but the rest did fine with little attention. Good luck with such a big undertaking. Patti
Thanks for the encouragement! Too bad I already ordered 'Little Henry' Bill, but maybe I'll beg you for some more after the order comes--if it thrives.
I actually look forward to the editing part of gardening--that means too much of a good thing. All this is an emperiment for me. Everything won't thrive in my lousy shady sandy rocky soil. I can just see the Nyssa's tap root hitting the rock ledge and perishing, but one has gotta try. That's why I only spent $11 at most for each of the trees.
Lazy S's nursery was very nice. They offered me a free plant of my choice because their submit button was broken the first try. So if they want to, they'll give me something from the Jewel Series of Hellebores because they are kind.
The rue anemeone is to remember them as they grew near the house where I grew up. I believe they may be a host plant like many of these selections.