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comebychance, NL
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #6475420

what is everones plans for there gardens this year and what new plants are you growing.
i have a new columbine this year it called Blackcurrant ice,heres a pic.

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Cambridge, ON
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6475890

I love the colours :)
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 28, 2009
8:55 PM

Post #6476296

Georgeous columbine! Last of the big do-it-your-self hardscaping summers for us. I plan to do alot of dividing and transplanting now that some of the beds are maturing. I ordered new hostas, heucheras, heucherellas and brunneria. I'm growing alot of new perennials from seed. Naturally there a few new dahlias this year too ^_^
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 28, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #6476747

Thats a pretty Columbine - have to look for that when I start doing my rounds next week ( I always go perennial shopping lst week of May)
I have a huge number of hostas on order for a new shady bed and some clematis too ( and peonies too but they wont come until September). I am going to try to restrain myself this year! Thats what I always say and of course it never happens! I am trying to simplify the plantings in the front beds so that will help with the shopping since I have a short list - somewhere - of what will be there - and most of it is already there!
comebychance, NL
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2009
3:33 AM

Post #6478111

i say that to fancyvan,and end up having to put in a new bed,my wife sayes if i had my hand tied i could still order with my feet.i to am going to do some dividing a couple friends are coming by to help,for the over flow lol.i have a fue hosta as will do you have this one im not
to impressed with it. its called white feathers.

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Perth,, ON
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #6479164

here's a list of stuff that's showing green in the greenhouse so far:

lettuces, (red romaine, deertongue) always a favourite
gloriosa daisy, new this year
sweet sultan, giving this another try
viola, YesterdayTodayTomorrow, and Purple Picotee, new this year
tagetes marigold, Little Giant, another old favourite
mesembryanthemum, another old favourite
agastache, new this year
nastursum - mahogany, new colour for this year
candytuft, haven't had this in the garden for years...
larkspur deep blue, rose stripe, new colours
Cosmidium - Royal Flush, new this year
cosmos- yellow, -sensation white, seashells, candy stripe, double click, must haves for the garden
Zinnia, giant cactus, pompom, polidor, more must haves
swiss chard - bright lights, another must have
annual poppy double and Laurens grape, new poppy colours
Delphinium, yellow, new this year
ammi majus, new this year
foxglove (2007 seed) another old favourite
sweet woodruff (2007 seed) another old favourite
tomato Halliday's* , yellow pear*, stupice cherokee purple, green zebra* these do reasonably well, also must have Big Rainbow* (*are MUST have tomatoes!)
Scabiosa, haven't had these in the garden for years
Nigela, Midnight blue, new colour
statice, sunset and pastel, loved the yellow/purple ones last year, new colours
marigold disco orange, Lemon Mum, again old favourites
more lettuce, (red romaine, romaine, buttercrunch, Tom Thumb)one can't have too many lettuces
watercress, new for the pond
asters Tiger Paw, one of my mostest favouritest asters

Other 'waiting for sprouts' flats:

Iris versicolor 'Kermesina'
Opuntia polyacantha 'Almost Red' (and my own yellow flowered opuntia seeds)
Ratibida - pinnata and columnifera pulcherimma
Sempervivum species and hybrid mix
Telekia- speciosa
Orostachys - spinosa

If anyone is interested, I have a surplus of hardy little grape sized/shaped cactus (don't know their proper names, lol) ...They haven't bloomed for me yet, but they multiply like little rabbits...

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Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 29, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #6479648

oooo nigella midnight blue looks luvly! Where'd you get the seed diggingd?
comebychance, NL
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6480045

for the columbine,it wasn't seed i bought for it, its a plant,i bought it from a gardening catalogue,im not sure if im suppose to say the name of the catalogue but here goes
Veseys,i think you can go to there web site it www.veseys .com thay are a canadian
co.the pic of the hosta i posted came from there as well.

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Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 29, 2009
6:17 PM

Post #6480229

Sorry diggind I wasn't clear. I'm interested in where you got the seed for the nigella midnight blue? Thanks.
comebychance, NL
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2009
4:13 AM

Post #6482763

i got in in a trade,would you like some
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 30, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #6482786

I started a bunch of stuff (1st time to try), but they are still little, so I will report back once I see them growing.
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2009
5:57 AM

Post #6482891

I got a few new plants this Spring.

From Botanus:

Belgium Novelty Begonia "Champagne"
Double Picotee Begonia "Picotee On Top"
Belgium Gloxinia "Emperor Wilhelm"
Hosta tardiana "Halcyon
Bonus: 2 Asiatic Lilies "Brunello"

From the Heather Farm:

Erica tetralix:

Daphne Underwood
Pink Glow
Pink Star

From Hortico:

Rosie O'Donnell Hybrid Tea Rose

Local nurseries:

Clematis "The President"


Red Ivy Geranium
Martha Washington Geranium
Mexican Feather Grass (Ponytail)
PW Diamond Frost Euphorbia
Nolana (Little Bells)
Wandering Jew
PW Rockapulco Orchid Impatiens
Supertunia Mini Hybrid "Priscilla"
PW Torenia Hybrid Summer Wave "Violet"
PW Tapien Blue Violet trailing hybrid Verbena
PW Diascia Hybrid Flying Colors "Coral"
Helichrysum Petiolare "Petite Licorice"
PW Superbena Verbena Hybrid "Burgundy"
PW Vinca Minor "Illumination"

Want to make my own Hanging Baskets this year.

Grew Heirloom Sungold Tomatoes from seed. All are thriving and getting bigger every day.


Oops, went back to the nursery this AM...gotta stop doing that!"

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Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 30, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6483825

Yes for seed please diggind. Dmail coming your way.

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