6 February 2011

Hello lovely people!

This year we’ve been a tiny bit disloyal to our beloved Chiltern Seeds and ordered from someone else as well – Special Plants.  We’re quite impressed with both the selection and the prices.  Here we go…

Adlumia fungosa – not generally fans of Bleeding Heart-types, but this climber looks perfect for one of our new shady bits:

Anemonopsis macrophylla.  We’ve been lusting after this beauty for years (no exaggeration), and we’ve finally got the right spot for it:

Cephalaria gigantea. A splash of pale yellow and some height for our meadow bed:

Dahlia coccinea. Dahlias are incredibly easy from seed and this one looks like a winner:

Dicentra scandens. Another Bleeding Heart – so much for our dislike…:

Eryngium alpinum ‘Blue Star’.  We love our thistle-y shapes – surprising that we haven’t introduced this before now:

Lobelia siphilitica:

Lobelia tupa.  A bit of a risk hardiness-wise, but we’re going to give it a go:

Nicotiana mutabilis.  Easy, and oh so pretty:

Orlaya grandiflora. One of the prettiest things we grew last year.  Truly the queen of umbellifers:

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’.  Hardy (yay!), and native to Maine – JD’s home state (yay!):

Primula vialii. We’ve really gone all out for primulas this year.  Another one we’ve wanted in the garden for years:

Roemeria hybrida A new one for us.  How gorgeous:

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherokee Sunset’.  Bright, brash, a bit OTT – perfect!

Tragopogon crocifolius. Another one for the pots:

Now we’re just waiting for the seeds to arrive…

Happy Gardening!!!

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