Showing posts with label drunk shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drunk shopping. Show all posts

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Drunk plant shopping

The best part of having the memory of a goldfish is that I order plants online and, two days later when they arrive, it's a genuine surprise opening the box. What did I order? Why would I order only one of these? Why did I order this plant I'm recommending for my sister's yard? It's a mystery and a little like living in that movie Memento, except without the constant tattooing.

I've been wanting to rearrange some plants in the yard, some of which were just working as placeholders. I received this Carex flagellifera 'Toffee Twist' at a garden exchange and plopped it in the ground in the front yard. The agave berm didn't exist then. I really dig this grass but being surrounded by brown mulch wasn't doing much for it. Greg thought it was dead and I was just having a hard time letting it go. I hoard dead leaves and empty nursery pots, Greg, not dead plants.

It's alive

I moved it to the berm, where hopefully you can see it a little better against the light gravel and agaves.

I planted some Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa.

We still had a tarp covered in extra gravel hanging out next to the berm. It looked super classy, especially with the garden hose laying about. I finally got the extra gravel moved to buckets in the garage and I planted some of the plants I don't remember picking out. I have to stop shopping when I've been drinking wine.

I will never stop plant shopping while drinking wine. It's way too fun.

I need something to make my Dasylirion grow BIG, now.

Where the tarp used to live I planted an Anchusa azurea 'Alkanet' and a silver sage (Salvia argentea).

I know it will happen soon but I want everything in the front yard to grow already. It all looks so placed in a line. 

In the hellstrip I planted two Redbirds in a Tree (Scrophularia macrantha). They look exactly as advertised. They are supposed to be clay tolerant and require no summer water.

In other news, the Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' that I got from Kate is exploding in buttery colored blooms. I hear these peter out after a couple of years, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts. I'll forget what it was by then, so remind me, okay?

Bought anything good while you were tipsy lately?