Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Kids for the Garden!

Physocarpus opulifolious or Ninebark 'Coppertina'

Viburnum x burkwoodi!  Finally!
Yesterday we had garden center coupons burning a hole in our pockets!  So we had to go use them.  We got these two gems for the front garden.  The top one is called Ninebark and it is a native for my master gardening friend, Shelley!   See, I don't always buy invasives.  Well, mostly, but not this time!  Then The Herbal Husband has been wanting a fragrant viburnum and I have bought every single other nonfragrant one but this one.  So FINALLY The Herbal Husband has his smelly viburnum.  That's the good news.  The bad news is he has to wait until next year for it to bloom!  We also bought some other herbs and tomato plants at one of our favorite garden centers, Brenckle's.  They were known for their annuals and still are, but they have so much more.  We are still going to be a few more nights in the 40's which isn't good for basil, but then all restrictions are off and we can get planting.  It will give me a bit more time to plan.  Got parsley, basil, marjoram, and an 'Arp' rosemary.  Haven't had an 'Arp' for a while and if any rosemary can get through the winter, it would be an 'Arp'.  Wish I had had it in the ground last winter.  May not have one of those winters again for a while!
Assorted Herbs for Lemon Verbena Lady
Some Tomato Plants for The Herbal Husband
I can't eat tomato sauce any more, but we still managed to buy ten tomato plants!  I guess I'm going to be eating a lot of caprese salads or tomato and peanut butter sandwiches (It's a Kittanning sandwich!)  Well, I did two things I really never do on the weekends.  I went to the grocery store and a garden center in early May and on Mother's Day weekend.  The plants were just calling out to both of us!  Hope you are having a great weekend whether you are a mom or not.  I'm a sort of, because of Miss C and her brother.  She was confirmed this week and will graduate from Middle School in June.  Her brother has graduated from St. Vincent today!  Yikes!  It is a great mom's day for his mom!  Talk to you later.


Anonymous said...

You have made some good purchases. We went to the garden centre yesterday, just to buy some netting, but somehow ended up with a few more plants too.

Martha said...

I love garden centers and can never leave without plants! It's warm here and the basil is in the ground -- I always snip it back when I plant it and that's always my first basil harvest -- it is so good to have basil in the kitchen again!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks, Tracey. Any (or almost any) is a good purchase. I could have probably used some netting as well.

Lucky you, Martha. We have a couple of more nights in the 40's and then the basil goes in the ground!

Thanks for stopping by ladies!