May 13, 2009

All or Nothing

Okay, well I'm an all or nothing kind of girl. You might already know that. When I'm excited about something, it consumes me. I hope that's normal. If not, please don't tell me. So here's what I want to share with you today, I've been flower shopping. Lots of flower shopping. Flowers are expensive. Why didn't you tell me? Please don't mention it to Sweet Hubby. I think he'd prefer to be kept in the dark.

Here's what I brought home today:

4 Autumn Joy Sedum
4 Kim's Knee high Coneflower for around the birdbath.

3 False Indigo for the back of the bed behind the picket fence.

Here's what I ordered today:

4 Turtlehead also for the picket fence.

3 Summer Blues Delphinium for the front of the picket fence bed.

2 Josephine Clematis for climbing on the picket fence.

And this is Jupiter's Beard which I'm thinking about getting. Do any of you have it? What do you think?
Sadly it's raining cats and dogs now and looks like it will be for most of the week. My plants are currently sitting in their sad little pots waiting to be placed in their new homes. I hope to have pictures next week of everything in its place. It's almost like this has become a gardening blog. Sorry if you hate gardening blogs. Knowing my attention span I will move on to something else by Friday.

20 comments:

  1. I, too, am an all or nothing girl. Your plants look gorgeous and will be lovely around that picket fence. Our house came with some Autumn Joy and we love it!

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  2. I am the very same way.. Its all or nothing, no in between for me..

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  3. Turtleheads are cool! Haha yes lets keep it from the men they don't like to hear about such things as spending LOL. Yay they will look so nice!

    All the best,
    Allison

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  4. Oooh, flowers! I love my plants and probably post about them way too much. ;-) I most of those and they're great plants. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  5. Love your choices! The Delphinium are absolutely gorgeous. I think they are all great choices for your home. Hopefully the rain will stop soon.

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  6. Don't you just love perennials? Beautiful choices, can't wait to see pictures of them planted!

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  7. Your cottage garden will look amazing with your new plants against the picket fence! Can't wait to see photos when they are all planted up! I've never seen the Turtleheads - they are gorgeous!

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  8. All or nothing! I am that way too. I am getting into gardening myself. It is expensave and risky because at least when you go to homegoods and splurge on something, it doesn't die the next week. Flowers are fickle. BUT, I love them.

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  9. ABSOLUTELY, PERFECTLY NORMAL! I too have been buying plants out the wazoo and planting like a lunatic. Right now, I have everything in except for my new white bleeding heart. I jus loves me some flowers!
    Hugs, Cheryl in B-town

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  10. it is almost like I can smell them!!!!

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  11. Beautiful plants! I have the jupiter plant...it's easy to grow, lots of color and sometime re-seeds.

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  12. My grandma always said a little vinegar and water sprayed around the roses would get rid of the pests. Of course it's a little late for me to tell you this now. Great selections!

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  13. it all sounds beautiful. i want to see the picket fence! dreamy!

    xo

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  14. ps

    you can see a glimpse of the little birds you sent to me in my latest post. come see!

    xo

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  15. I love the Turtlehead! I wonder if it'll grow in NS? Must check that out.

    I L.O.V.E. flowers and gardens and planting ..... Right now, I have more flowers than garden. But hopefully, this weekend will change that. I've still got lots of uncharted territory to take under control!

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  16. I have Jupiter's Beard and I love its cottagy look. You do have to watch out for seedlings/volunteers though. It spreads seeds everywhere and could overtake other plants if you're not careful. Thankfully, the seedlings are easy to recognize, so I just pull them out where I don't want them. Love the sedum! And clematis - devine!

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  17. Sounds absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see all the blooming pics!
    ♥ Jen

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  18. love your plant choices. I've never seen Turtlehead before...pretty.

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  19. It just so happens that I love garden blogs. Especially yours. I planted a false indigo last year and it's just getting ready to bloom for the first time! I am so pumped. And I'm adoring your clematis. And perennials are expensive, but they are an Investment (cue italics). Next year you won't have to spend nearly as much! If you're like me, you still will, but you won't have to. :)

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