I bought my first plants today. Just 12 plants, but it's a start.
I've never grown the Angelart Orange Nemesia you see here, but I like the vibrant splash of color it will provide for some container. I also like the lime green and yellow variegation of the artemisia, 'Oriental Limelight' which is just in back of the orange plant. It just occured to me that one should be perennial.
I've also never grown the Perilla (Magilla Purple). It's the one that looks like a coleus. Has anyone grown this one? It is supposed to tolerate cold much better than coleus. It also gets up to three feet tall. I think I may plant it with this purple Brachyscome 'Toucan Tango' as one of the front plants. I do love to try new plants each year.
I love to do the containers. Right now I find it the most fun, creative part of all my gardening. I hardly feel like working in the perennial gardens at all this spring, but I am excited to begin the containers.
In an effort to cut costs, I am going to try to incorporate some of the perennials I already have in my big containers this year. I spend way too much on the deck flowers. Every year the price keeps going up. Just the 10 - 12 hanging baskets I need will cost over $200 if I buy them already made up. I can probably save half of that by planting them myself.
Today I spent $36 for only 12 plants. Those 12 plants are barely a beginning. I got a deal because I bought 12. They were $3.29/each or $3 each for 12. I am going to try to keep track of what I spend. Every year I say this, but I always stop tracking it after the first couple of weeks.
I think I can dig up a few Sedum Autumn Joy and incorporate them into the bigger containers...maybe a hosta or two...possibly some black-eyed Susans. Hopefully all my cannas and callas made it through the winter (haven't checked yet). I will just have to get creative with what I have.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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