Did you get there Angie? They didn't have as many bulbs and bare roots as last year, but more plants by far! The talk at 9:30 on Shade plants for the South was pretty interesting. Their seeds were also 50% off as opposed to only 25% off last year! Couldn't resist a few things to sow over the winter :)
I haven't finished my planting either Bev, and now vacation mania is about to hit, and I'll be lucky if I can do the laundry let alone plant anything until August... uggh.
Hmm, didn't think about wintersowing.. just sowing inside in the winter mainly, should have though and stocked up more! But, it was like 200Â° out there, so I wasn't thinking straight!
For seeds I got Salvia Fairy Queen, Zinnia Profusion (White, and Deep Apricot), Angelonia purple, Pentas mix, and lambstail joey. Never grown the last 2 before but want to try. The salvia just looked pretty, and the other three I have this year and want to make sure I have more of next year... awesome plants
If planting profusion zinnias, the pinks are nice but fade badly in full sun. The orange/deep apricot hold up better, at least in my yard. Don't bother with Zahara Rose Starlight. Pictures look gorgeous, in reality it has very little to none of the pink streak. I've seen this both in my garden, parks garden, and the Atlanta botanical garden!
I grew the angelonia for the first time this year, and it's been gorgeous. I've never grown pentas from seed, but I bought a plant this year and like it well enough to give it a shot!
Visiting my sister in Richmond, and hitting some amusement parks. DD just got tall enough for the big coasters this year, and must try them all!! Then we're back for a bit, and then off again to Colorado. I'm looking forward to that one, I've never been so tired of the heat and sun as I am this year. Probably because I've been out in it more than in past years. Then just as I get cooled off we come back to the heat for a while, then turn it up a notch at Myrtle Beach. All with family, all in under 5 weeks... I think this winter I'll just become a hermit and live in an igloo somewhere cold ;-)
LOL...an igloo:)) I love a good amusement park. Matter of fact, I worked at Carowinds waaay back when I was a teenager. Gotta love the coasters...Can I say Volcano!? Hope your dd loves them as much as you do. I really want to hit a good waterpark this summer!
Do want to try the angelonia this year. Maybe early spring sowing with the other more tender annuals.
Kelly and Bev: An igloo would have been most welcome to me this summer and even into Sept., as we stayed in the 90s until just this past week when we have finally gotten some cooler temps. I find that as I get older, the heat is more bothersome than cold.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace