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Old 03-05-2021, 01:35 PM
 
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Which Perennials Are You Adding To Your Garden This Spring?

Was at the nursery today and picked up a couple of the following:
  • Plumbago
  • Lime Light Hydrangea
  • Helleborus Ballardiae
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Old 03-05-2021, 02:27 PM
 
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Joe Pye Weed if I can find it. Have harvested Cardoon seeds and tested them - got almost 100% germination so will be trying them out.
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Old 03-05-2021, 02:49 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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I want to add lavender! I've tried twice in the past to grow it and it hasn't returned the following year, so I am going to try a new variety this year so we shall see.

Not a perennial, but we are adding cosmos and zinnias to my wifes cutting garden. So those will join a variety of dahlias, black-eyed susan, daisy and coneflower.
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Old 03-05-2021, 04:55 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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For the bed (about 10'x2') in front of our living room window I just put in 12 Aubrieta (false rockcress) plants in 3 colors, Burgundy, Purple, and Blue. They were 4" with only a few blooms each, but eventually are supposed to grow to look like this:

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Old 03-05-2021, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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We finally gave up on trying to save our Japanese chokecherry tree from black knot and I'd like to plant a Japanese lilac tree in its place. Need to find out if this will put the new tree in jeopardy.

I'd also like to plant some prairie chokecherry bushes. It's what I asked for when I got the tree instead. A Mother's Day gift. It smelled wonderful one week a year but unfortunately susceptible to black knot.

I have a note from last year that says "Kodiak red diervilla" and "terracotta yarrow" on it.

I'm so excited - my new crocuses came up today! Drifts of them. And can't wait to see if my butterfly bushes made it through the winter.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:14 PM
 
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LOL, I had to prune back my Black Night Butterfly bush just the other day to 12"; it was continuing to grow, albeit slowly and of course no blooms, all winter.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:16 PM
 
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There will be no play time this Spring. We have so much major damage from the ice storm in November and the Insanity in February. In the midst of total destruction there are mini daffodils blooming. SO has brought me gifts of blooming ones or bulbs (access to the beer fridge for chilling) for the last four houses. It would have been cheaper to put in a pool the size of the garden. My heart hurts and I am not generally a sobber.
We will rebuild. We always do. He sent me picture of the first tiny bloom to the office this morning.
Local nurseries have no stock.

Wrap your lavender in straw fencing, cover it with conifer branches, use a big black nursery put with the bottom cut out and wrapped in bubble foil and cover the hole during severe cold spells. Do not forget to water.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:43 PM
 
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Baptisia is my plan. Dutch iris.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I haven't decided on everything yet, but I just picked up 2 more heleborus and 2 dwarf golden rhododendron trees which will be getting planted in the ground sometime next week. The weather is apparently going to be clearer and warmer all next week (according to the meteorologist) so it's a good time to put them in the ground then.

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Old 03-05-2021, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Prairie alumroot (native coral bells)
Big leaf aster
Hairy beardtongue (a penstemon)
Tall thimbleweed (an anemone)

These natives really need better names.
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