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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Garden Talk

The title for my other blog, Melanie's Perennials, was the same as this one but the idea behind it is different. On the other blog I wrote about websites I thought my garden visitors would find helpful . Now though I'm writing about some of the things I learned this weekend.

One of the best things about having garden visitors every weekend is getting to hear what they like and don't like. Here's some of this weekend's favorites:

The opening shot is a Geranium phaeum, also known as the mourning widow geranium. It wasn't Lisa's favorite plant in the garden but she and I looked at too many for me to begin to remember which one was ;-)


The yellow variegated Sedum seiboldii variegatum is a favorite every weekend! I wish I had dozens of pots of this beauty. I do have some extra ones and did promise to pot up a few, Liz was really crazy about this plant.


Newcomers to the garden, George and Joan, were on the hunt for Hosta 'June'. While I have a nice large clump of 'June', I'm not planning on cutting it up just yet. I'll be on the lookout for more 'June' in the near future.


Carol was in such a rush that I never got the chance to show her the Iris from Old Westbury that has started to bloom. Hope you're looking Carol!

Almost everybody has to stop and admire the variegated Kousa dogwood in bloom right now. How could you not just love this beauty?

Bonnie was on a mini Hosta kick this weekend but she had to stop and visit the succulants too. How sweet is this tiny Sempervivum?

Anita brought her delightful son Craig and they hit the ferns and mini Hosta too. Unfortunately I have yet to figure out how to take a decent photo of a fern.

Gloria came for ferns but had to stop and admire the Hosta 'Spritzer' sitting so pretty behind this clump of Heuchera 'Caramel'.

As for the number one, most popular plant this weekend? The Heuchera 'Caramel' you see in this last photo. If I had 100 of them, I would have sold all 100 of them over the past month. Unfortunately, I only have the three I planted in my garden last year...Lucky me!

What's your favorite?

Melanie

6 comments:

Msrobin said...

Sure wish I lived close enough to stop by for some plant goodies! I often say that hostas bore me silly, but I literally said "Wow" the minutes I saw your Hosta "June". I think I need one!

Gail said...

My favorite plant right now is a Salmon colored Tapian verbena. it is not quite pink and not really salmon! But it is a good bloomer with ferny leaves and a slight baby powder fragrance. Thanks for asking! It would look wonderful in your garden. gail

Boncik said...

As you mentioned I am in love with the mini hostas right now! This weekend I planted a mini hosta garden in an urn, it's so cute! Last weekend I planted a little succulent garden in an old terracotta pot. I can't wait til the sale next Saturday!

Melanie said...

Hi all,

Msrobin, that June is a stunner!

Gail, I'm going to google that Tapian right away.

Bonnie, I bought some extra Heuchera's, I put photos on Melanies perennials. See you Saturday!

Melanie

flowergardengirl said...

I'm loving that dogwood you have! I don't have a favorite in my garden yet. Everything is still too young.

Beth said...

I liked the Hosta June - the coloring was so pretty.