Saturday, October 22, 2011

More new fall plants!

Happy weekend garden nerds!

Nothing beats a lovely fall day for doing some planting. We just got some very cool new plants in from our friends at Annie's that we wanted to share with you all!

Actinidia deliciosa - KIWI! For reals! Such cool foilage and flowers; getting fruit can be tricky, but it's possible - we talked to a customer at our shop yesterday in fact that gets fruit! - but even without the fruit this plant is worth growing as a super cool unusual vine. They are in 4" sizes which makes them easy to plant and cheap too, just how we like 'em!

Dianthus caryophyllus, 'Chomley Farran' O.M.G. Click out the link and check out the bloom on this plant! It's totally worth the trip down to the nursery! We have them in 4" sizes for just $5.50.

Stipa, 'New Zealand Wind Grass'.
This one is a show stopper! The photo doesn't do it justice - the blades of the grass have incredible detail in them, really really cool. Grasses are such a great way to add some interest and spark some life in a landscape that might seem a little flat. Check it out! In a 4" container and only $4! We have some other great 'fall' grasses in right now too: Imperata Red Baron, one of our all time favorites, and Carex testacea, 'Orange New Zealand Hedge'.

Papaver 'Danebrog' and Papaver 'Naughty Nineties'. If you have never grown papaver, you really need to join in with the cool kids and give it a shot - they are really not to be missed! These two have some pretty incredible blooms; click the link for photos of what they'll look like once you get them into the ground and they grow up! We have them in 4" sizes.

We also have some cool black violas, lots of fall blooming sweet peas and California poppies, sedums galore, and much much more.

Our gardens are looking nice and full for this fall planting season, come in and see us on this beautiful weekend!

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