My brain is already slipping into spring. Yesterday, I was in my sewing room and I looked out my window and saw sun so I dropped everything and went outside. I am already finding myself looking at plant websites rather than writing.
Since the color scheme of the hidden garden is the yellow to burgundy color wheel, I was pretty excited yesterday to find yellow bleeding hearts. I saw them last year for a truly astonishing price at Breck's, but they were already sold out so even if I had been willing to pay their price, they were not available. This year, I found them at Easy to Grow Bulbs for $17/each
. This is still more than I like to spend on mail order plants since they so frequently die, but I really
want them for the hidden garden, so I just ordered two of them.
Last summer, I ordered a bunch of bareroot hosta
from Easy to Grow Bulbs and that went well, so I am hopeful this order will also go well. You can be sure I will report back if it doesn't. They gave me a $5/off referral code
if anyone else is interested in ordering from them.
Because you can never have enough purple plants in your garden, I chose a color scheme of purple and white for under the black walnut. There are already some orange daylilies over there, so I won't be strict about it, but I'd like the new plants to be in the purple range. I may eventually replace the orange daylilies with purple, but right now I'm focusing on filling the empty dirt before I start digging up established plants.
I've been studying lists of plants that survive under black walnuts and tolerate shade, but I've found quite a few conflicts, so I'll just have to try some plants and see which make it. I ordered some blue blanda anemones
which are new plants to me, but they're supposed to survive under black walnuts so I'm giving them a try.
I also ordered a white bleeding heart
and a white astilbe
(also new to me).
I'm seriously considering ordering more irises from Schreiner's
. Irises are another flower that can grow under black walnuts, but I'm not sure they'll get enough sun. I should probably wait until plants reemerge in spring and see how much space we have left before I order any more.
Spring fever is just around the corner. We've had such a wet, cold winter, the sun is a gift whenever it shines.ReplyDelete
I agree that purple is a must in the garden.