25 April 2010

The Mania

Hard on the heels of that garden talk I went to the other night, I ordered a whole mess of plants by mail:

  • Amelanchier stolonifera
  • Amsonia elliptica
  • Hylomecon japonicum
  • Ilex verticillata (two kinds, male & female)
  • Malus "Ralph Shay"

And bought others at a "native" plant sale:

  • Mertensia virginica
  • Phlox divaricata "Blue Elf"
  • Asarum canadense
  • Tiarella "Oak Leaf"
  • Dryopteris marginalis

And bookmarked a few others for purchase in the fall.

Clearly I've gone off the deep end, especially because the shipping on the Ralph Shay was more than the plant! Margaret Roach has a lot to answer for.


Janet said...

can't wait to see pictures to go with those names :-)

heidi said...

I've been feeling very Dryopteris Marginalis lately, but figured I was just premenopausal.

Rima said...

I'm sure it will be worth it in the long run!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I really want to see your garden someday--next summer perhaps?!

bernthis said...

and yet, I would not spend a penny on gardening tools, books or anything. I'm lost in that world.

Very Mary said...

There's a local technical/high school here with a horticulture program. When school ends in May, all the yummy flora goes on sale for quarters and dollars. Yes huh.

Anonymous said...

Bah. I'm not allowing myself to spend money on plants this year because we're supposed to be leaving here. It's very disappointing.

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE working in my garden. I've got so much coming up right now!

Ahhhhhh the joys of watching the little ones grow.

Mental P Mama said...

Wonderful! Margaret Roach and her sister Marion are good friends of my SIL! Margaret is amazing in the garden....

The Library Lady said...

Understand completely. I just spend the equivalent of several weeks grocery money on raised bed kits for my community garden. And I haven't even started buying plants yet for that garden, my home garden(s) or the library garden!

The joy of course of buying perennials is that if you get them in and growing, they are there long term. Think of them as investments a lot less risky than the Goldman Sachs variety :D

kate said...

Phlox divaricata is the ONLY plant from my old house that I pine for. It happens that the new house has a lot of healthy native plants, but still... I LOVE that plant!