In early spring before the full extent of plant destruction showed its ugly face, I placed an order of perennials to High Country Gardens, and it came two weeks ago. Would you like to know what I bought? Sure you would!
Most of these are for the border extension in full sun. I want it to be a pollinator (bee) buffet.
- Agastache Blue Fortune hyssop tends to overwinter better in my garden than other agastache. I do like ‘Bolero’ too, but it’s planted in another part of the garden.
- Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot (Wichita Mountains form) found in the Wichita Mountains of southwestern OK. I planted it in the cut garden for now. I may move it to the upper pasture in the fall.
- Achillea filipendulina Coronation Gold yarrow
- Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ bugleweed; You can now find ‘Black Scallop’ at Davison’s Nursery if you want some. I like the dark leaves that are wider and darker than ‘Chocolate Chip’ although it’s fine too.
- Nepeta x Psfike Little Trudy® catmint is very short so I planted it in front next to the bugleweed. ‘Little Trudy’ is tiny. You can see how small because of the plant tag and the viola planted behind it.
- Salvia nemorosa ‘Rose Marvel’ I fell in love with this plant two summers ago when I tested it. Sometimes, it blooms itself to death in its third season, but the pollinators love it. I recently saw it at Under the Sun on Bryant in Edmond. Look over in their quart-sized perennials. I also saw its cousin ‘Blue Marvel’ at TLC Nursery on Memorial Road.
- Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ cranesbill used to be the darling of the perennial world before ‘Rozanne’ stole the spotlight. I grew it for years after finding some plants in a Walmart parking lot. It eventually died out in my garden, but I love it enough to grow it again. I never could grow ‘Rozanne.’ This isn’t that great a photo of it, but it’s from my blog a long time ago.
- Coreopsis Li’l Bang™ Starstruck tickseed just because.
- I placed a separate order for more ‘Royal Velvet’ lavender. I pulled out my tagetes this spring, and I’m replacing them with lavender.
Well, that’s my High Country Gardens order. Yesterday, I placed an order with Annie’s Annuals and Bluestone Perennials. I’ll let you know about them when they come in. Have a great week everyone and check out our latest episode on the Gardenangelists. It’s all about container gardening.