Saturday, April 13, 2013

new new new!

Spring is here for sure - you can tell by the looks of our garden right now! We are PACKED full of SO MANY cool new plants for you to take home! We just received another shipment of Annie's yesterday, check out some of what we have in stock:

Romanzoffia californica “California Mist Maiden”

This NorCal native is pretty rare - and very cool! Likes shade and can take dry conditions. Has a super cute dainty bloom, and great year round foliage!

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Verbena are just great plants! Easy to grow, cheerful, and colorful - a great addition to any garden. Blooms from spring through fall, drought tolerant, attracts bees and butterflies, and makes for a great cut flower. Need we say more?

Phacelia minor

We are super into phacelia's these days. Known as "Wild Canterbury', these plants are just delightful - easy to grow, fun, and they reseed!

Keckiella cordifolia “Heartleaf Penstemon”

This is one of our all time favorites! Hummingbirds love it, and it's just such a cool, unusual plant! We think of it as a 'sorta vine' - it trails up, but takes on more of a 'loose shrub' form. But man oh man, those blooms are amazing!!!

Penstemon pseudospectabilis  “Desert Beardtongue”

As a general rule of thumb, we love all things Penstemon at Johnnye Merle's, and this plant is no exception! Check out that awesome color! The plant is like that feral cat you keep trying to pet - leave it alone, and it's gonna do just fine! Handles heat and drought like a champ!

Helianthus laetiflorus “Showy Sunflower”

So, we're not trying to tell you how to live your life or anything, but we know for a fact that EVERY garden needs some sunflowers in it at one point or another! And this sunflower makes a great one: BIG, BRIGHT, and SUNNY! We've got some growing in the garden that come back year after year, making us happy!

Diascia integerrima “Hardy Twinspur”

It looks like pink candy exploding in your garden! Who doesn't want that???? Super fun, easy to grow. BUY THIS PLANT NOW!!!!

Collinsia species 'Purple' “Chinese Purple Houses” 

We think this little plant is about the coolest thing ever. It doesn't look like much in a 4"pot, we gotta admit, but once you put it into the ground, LOOK AT WHAT IT DOES!!! LITTLE PURPLE HOUSES! (Like that John Mellencamp song, only not pink.) Amazing! It's a California native that bees and butterflies also love.

And you know what? WE HAVE WAY MORE THAN JUST THIS! Seriously, our nursery is kinda overflowing right now! Stop in, take home some treasures (and check out our sale section too!) and make your garden happy! 

All of these plants are in 4" containers and priced between $3 and $5. Cheap, easy fun! Happy weekend!

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