Sunday, March 15, 2009

Back in Business

Here's my collection of garden catalogs that I've been poring over the past several weeks. I rarely get paper catalogs anymore since I do most of my shopping over the Internet but there are a few that make for good reference material throughout the growing season.

Of course, my all-time favorite is White Flower Farm. In fact, I recently received a gift certificate and I've narrowed my selection. I usually try to pick something fairly unique, something that I don't normally find at my local nursery. The other catalog that I really like is Antique Rose Emporium. I ordered from them for the first time last year on the recommendation of my friend Barbara. This year will tell the tale as to whether I made good choices and whether or not I took proper care of them (which is to say, I did absolutely nothing at all) over the winter.

It's been rainy and dreary here for the past couple of days and there are no immediate signs of it letting up. So I'll continue to peruse my catalogs and start formulating some plans for the upcoming season.


Buddy Garden said...

Hi Miriam, it's nice to see you back in "business"! This year I think I'm going to do most of my order online. I will definitely order some stuff from white flower farm. What kind of plants are you ordering from them this year?

Miriam said...

Hi Louise: It took me a while to make my choices from White Flower Farm. But here's what I ended up getting: Geranium (Cranesbill) "Dragon Heart", Hakonechloa, Echinacea "Crazy Pink" (it's a compact version of the purple coneflower), and Sedum "Vera Jameson". I waited too long to get Hydrangea Preziosa and found out yesterday they were out of stock. So I bought an Oak Leaf hydrangea (Pee Wee) at the garden center yesterday. I've also ordered this year from Logee's and Antique Rose Emporium. Hope your garden plans are in the works.--Miriam