Friday, February 13, 2009

New plants

So yesterday Lauren (my coworker) and I went to the Main Street Market in downtown Baton Rouge for lunch at the greatest wrap place in the universe. And of course we had to stop at the Coyote Creek booth which generally contains native and hard-to-find really cool plants which, of course, I immediately started to obsess over.

Because, you know, what I need in my 4 square feet of gardening space is more shrubbery.

But when has that ever stopped me before?

So I bought:
Leucothoe 'Margie Jenkins' ( which is actually a cool story. Margie Jenkins is an 86-or-so lady down here in south Louisiana that has been propagating and hybridizing plants since 1962. And when I did a search for that picture, I found a thesis written on her for the LSU Landscape Architecture program that includes a whole bunch of stuff on the history of the horticulture industry down here. So I've tagged that to read.

Calliandra - which let's please hope this is the dwarf variety because uh....I don't have space for a 30 foot tree. Temple Bells because I killed the one I bought at Hilltop last year.

A dwarf abelia 'Canyon Creek'. htp://
Which fits into my red/orange/bronze front yard color scheme

Dwarf Walters Viburnum

Gold Spikemoss

A ligularia that is double-flowered. Can't remember the variety - maybe 'Othello'?

And then the lady realized she hadn't rung up my master gardener's discount so she threw in 2 foxgloves and a chocolate ajuga.

I'm a happy girl :)

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