Wednesday, March 19, 2008
We are going to have so many new plants this year. I can't wait to see two new achilleas we have gotten (achillieas are also called "yarrows"). One is called "Apricot Delight" which is apricot colors fading to soft peach, very fruity. The other is "Pomegranate" also fruity with a deep red coloring almost like, you guessed it, a pomegranate. I couldn't resist them, achilleas are drought tolerant, beautiful, and low maintenance (OK: well-drained, full sun low maintenance). We will also have the vibrant heuchera villosa hybrids "Caramel," "Christa," "Citronelle," and "Miracle" just to name a few. These are the colors of yellow-orange, rose-purple, and citron yellow, among others.
We have two tree paeonias this year: one is red and the other is wisteria blue. If you've never seen a tree paeonia, it is an amazing little shrub with huge tissue-paper flowers. I've heard that in China there is one that is a thousand years old. People will just sit and contemplate it when it is in bloom. They are definitely a long term plant. Well, I could go on and on about all the new plants, but I'm thinking you will just have to visit. Trav has posted our events and happening, and if I can manage a few more I will let you know. I love that the peeper frogs are enjoying these warm evenings. I opened the window just so I could hear their serenade as I wrote this. Yes, it's spring.