Monday, May 16, 2005

Jardin de Halloweenlover

And now, for your reading pleasure, the titillating gardening post.

Here are the plants I have chosen:

1. HYDRANGEA macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'
2. HELIOPSIS Scabra Summer Sun
3. CHRYSANTHEMUM superbum Becky (perennial of the year!)
4. CAMPANULA Glomerata Alba
5. PHLOX paniculata David
6. COREOPSIS verticillata Moonbeam
7. HEUCHERA Firefly
9. HYDRANGEA paniculata LIMELIGHT (what could be more beautiful than lime colored hydrangeas!)
10. CLEMATIS Dutchess of Albany
11. CLEMATIS Jackmanii
12. CLEMATIS Lanuginosa Candida
13. SEDUM Telephium Purpureum Autumn Joy
14. LUPINE Red Shades
15. HOLLYHOCK Double Flowered mix
16. RUDBECKIA fulgida sullivantii Goldsturm
17. Sunflowers, my personal favorite, grown from seeds

And bulbs for the fall:
1. BULB Anemones Single Mixed - Value Pack
2. BULB Color Theme Garden - Blue Garden

The front yard is going to be pinks, purples and blues, with a rhododendron and the hydrangea and then random annuals.

The back yard is going to be reds, oranges, yellows and whites. One side of the back yard, where I am also growing my vegetables, will have the climbing pink, white and purple clematis. I'm not growing many vegetables, but I have lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers, so far.

After I ordered everything from Bluestone Perennials, it did occur to me that perhaps this is a little ambitious for someone who has never grown anything in her life. But I have faith in myself. I think I can do it! Plus, these plants arrive small and ready for planting. I just have to get them in the ground and then water them, right? And they are guaranteed to survive, so I'll just keep getting new ones if I kill them. But that won't happen, I hope.

All my plants have already shipped and the Hubs and I are taking next week off from work to do house work! So planting, here I come!


Honey Bunny said...

i'm SO jealous.

i don't think my hubs-to-be and i will EVER be able to afford a place that has a yard in Boston.

that stinks because i love this city so much :(