Let’s celebrate spring a little early shall we? Especially as we are supposed to get more snow this weekend and early next week. Let’s celebrate with a What’s Blooming type of post! Or I guess it should be What Will Be Blooming 😀
When I buy plants online, I usually use Bluestone Perennials. I have always had good luck with their plants and when one doesn’t thrive, they send a replacement – no questions asked. That’s good customer service. Each Friday during February, they have a 50/50 sale, which is 50 different plants for 50% off. So, I managed to find a few to order that will arrive in May to plant.
This one is Agastache Raspberry Daquiri. I am really, really hoping for hummingbirds at the Manor. I get lots of sphinx moths, but only the very occasional hummingbird. This plant should help bring them in.
Astilbe Deutschland. You may or may not recognize these from my old garden. I love, love the astilbes for shade and I have a whole bunch of shade to fill in my new beds.
And you all know I have the love for the specialty coneflowers. This one was 50% off, so I nabbed it. Flame thrower:
Of course, there is soooo much real estate to cover that I could spend a mint on plants, but in order to save some money and still have a good number of blooms this year, I will be starting some plants from seed. Here are the packets I bought:
The columbine will be new for me in my garden. I have had delphiniums, but I didn’t grow them from seed. The marigolds and moonflower I have had as well, although the moonflower not for about 10 years! I don’t have a lot of luck with starting seeds indoors, but I will give them another shot.
Ahhhh…. it feels like spring already…