It’s cold right now, but we are supposed to have temps reaching almost 60 next week!! Plus we can see the ground because the snow is pretty much all melted. That makes me want to talk gardening, so I will do that here. John’s eyes glaze over a lot when I’m talking about the garden 😆 At least he can name some plants now, which is a start.
I am making plans for the gardens — like I haven’t been doing that all winter, right? I did a lot of plant shopping in January at the 50% ordering sale from various vendors. Good thing I did that before all the medical bills came or I wouldn’t be ordering anything now 🙄
Some of what is coming include an Annabelle hydrangea:
I got this because it is cold hardy to zone 4. It will grow to 5 feet or a little more, but I got a small baby one for cost reasons.
These are from American Meadows (I’m using their pictures). That’s a new company for me. I got some iris rhizomes from them last fall and decided to order again.
One of my goals with my garden is to be pollinator and bird friendly. On the bike paths, we see a lot of Joe Pye Weed and it is a butterfly magnet. However, it grows 6 feet tall and that’s just too big for my garden. I was really excited to see they have come out with a baby Joe! And it was 50% off, so I about punched a hole in the keyboard getting that into my cart.
This will only get 2-3 feet tall, so a good size for a backyard garden.
I’m also in love with floxgloves. I had a couple last year and Debby sent me some pretty white ones. American Meadows had one on sale that I probably bought more for the name: Candy Mountain.
Remember that song from O Brother Where Art Thou?
Oh, I’m bound to go where there ain’t no snow
Where the rain don’t fall and the wind don’t blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
So yeah, I’ll be singing that when I’m working in the garden.
American Meadows has a sale going on now. It’s not 50%, but discounted at any rate. (Do not purchase anything, Lori)
I’ll talk about the other orders in the future. It will be like Christmas come May!