Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Babies

I made it to the Leach Botanical Garden plant sale for the second year in a row.  So fun!

I'm sorry to say, I've yet to visit the actual garden. It's sort of pathetic, considering it's minutes away.  (She says as she bows her head in shame.)  A local blog that I read just recently did a post about it and the pictures are gorgeous. It's the epitome of Oregon in spring.  Green, green, and more green.  You can check it out here:  Green Morning

My neighbor's actually got married there.  Many moons ago. They're in their late 60's.

Anywho, here are the new babies I brought home with me.

So up first, I couldn't leave without this cute little narcissus.
His name is 'Hawera'.

This was new to me.
I love the color of the leaves.
Mukdenia 'Crimson Fans'.
Word on the street is, the fall color is super fantastic.

I'm so in love with the two Lewisia I bought at the sale last year, that I had to buy two more.

I had a Pasque Flower years ago at a rental.
I decided I needed one again.
Pulsatilla vulgars.

This was another new to me plant.
Spring Pea, Lathyrus vernus.

The next one is to the left of the sweet pea.  You can see the photo tag sticking out of it.
Anemonopsis macrophylla.
I'm pretty excited to see this one bloom.

I've wanted one of these forever.
My mom got it for me as an Easter present.
She got my sister one, too.
Allium Cristophii or Star Of Persia.

Again, never heard of this before, but had to have it.
Uvularia grandiflora, aka, Large Flower Bellwort.

This little guy didn't have name, but he was too cute not to come home with me.

The rain let up enough the other morning for me to plant everything.
Here's everyone in their new homes, with my helper.

These last two, I didn't get at the sale, but they're still new babies.
My aunt gave me this little maple for Easter.
Isn't he cute?!

And this clematis jumped in my cart at the grocery store garden center.
It's called 'Early Sensation'.
I stuck him in a pot by the garage.
I'm hoping that's a big enough hint for The Dad to build me the trellis over the garage door that I've wanted for yeeeeaaaaars.

I hadn't decided on a home for my Allium when I was out taking pictures, but I did get him in the ground this morning.  And the bud was starting to open!
And....guess what I spotted poking up out of the ground yesterday?
My salvia patens.
Of all the things to make it through such a cold winter.
So exciting.
Off to accomplish something productive....

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  1. You got yourself a lovely selection of plants. I love the arrangement in the old coleander:) Isn't it funny, that the plants just jump into the trolley when you shopping:))

  2. Wait have an Etsy shop?! How in the world did I miss that? Off to check it out! You take beautiful photos friend.

  3. Ok that selection is stellar!! I really like the one that you have several shots of with the yellow bell flowers....what is it called again??? And how cute is your helper next to that pot of goodness!?! Has anyone ever told you that he looks like a lion! He is adorable! Your vignettes in this post are stunning...there are so many plants that I have questions about...ok what is around that birdbath in your 44th picture with the lime green foliage and what is next to that with the purple blooms??? Just too pretty for words Mindy! Great additions to your space! And Carter's sign is precious!!!

  4. Wow, lots of fun new things to nurture! Enjoy!

  5. Oh this is great news. If your Salvia patens made it, maybe my Salvia Purple Majesty did as well.

    A few mentions. If you already know this, my apologies for seeming like a know-it-all. I've read that Lathrys vernus will go dormant, like the bleeding hearts so if you think it's dying, it's just doing what it's supposed to do.

    And on the Crimson Fans. You don't have to wait for fall to get that awesome color! If you place it so it gets just a little bit, say an hour of sunshine, the tips will turn red and stay that way until frost. Such a cool plant. Actually all your plants are cool. Fun! And oh Carter's sign. I concur with the commenter above. Sweet.

  6. Wow you have so much growing already! The plants you got at the sale look wonderful! We just melted down here and now the earth is waking up. Daffodils and tulips on their way up and signs of greening grass.


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