Monday, August 27, 2012

Ordered Plants

Cool at night, good sleeping weather in the low 60s.  The days are still warm and humid, but with a taste of fall coming.

I ordered plants today from High Country Gardens.  First off, the Kintzley's Ghost honeysuckle to put on the metal obelisks in front of the meters.

White daffodils for the top of the driveway.
Early spring --- White Tete a Tete 'Toto' (miniature, 8" tall)
Mid spring --- Jamestown (1 to 1.5 feet tall)
Late spring --- plenos odorous (fragrant, a foot tall)
Very late spring --- poeticus recurvus (A foot tall, spicy fragrance)
also called Pheasant's Eye
And more:
A blue salvia.  I have such trouble with black & blue sage (Salvia guaranitica), so I'll try Salvia reptans and see how that does.  I'll keep it in a pot for the first year to get to know it.  It looks to be bushy with grassy foliage.  Photos show deep blue flowers.

And I ordered three more little Gro Low sumacs to keep adding to the groundcover mass in the Drive By garden.