Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I bought a new plant!



Yes I know...it's the middle of June..... what was I thinking?? I just couldn't pass up this bushy coreopsis (cream brulee). In fact, I couldn't pass up 3 of them! It's really hard for me to go to a garden center this time of year and see all the mature flowers--no more cute little bedding plants--and not buy one. This pretty plant is suppose to bloom all summer. I have 3 sunny spots that are empty, soooo...I just had to buy it!
I also visited a garden center in East Dallas that I had never been to before. I love sedums, and I did have an empty pot that would be perfect...so, yep, I just had to buy them! This is "dunce cap",
"dragons blood" and "seiskianum spirit."
I also found some great garden incense. It is a mixture of citronella, rosemary, thyme and brazilian andiroba. It smells wonderful and burns for several hours. Hopefully it might deter any mosquito that is thinking of attacking my husband.
I am always dreaming of new beds, more flowers and new plants. And I guess I will always find something new to take home..even if it is the middle of June!

10 comments:

JenningsJunk said...

I bet you hear plants calling your name when you walk into a nursery :-)

Lovely new additions!

cindee said...

You sound like me. I can't pass up a plant I have a place for(-: I have seen those incense candles. I almost bought some. Let me know how they work(-: The coreopsis will be a real beauty in your garden!!! And of course I love sedums too!!!!!!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

JJ--you are right!! Plants do call out to me. I have a hard time resisting!

Cindee--I'll let you know how the incense works. It smells so good, but they are kind of pricey so I may not buy again if I don't see any results.

Anonymous said...

I love the coreopsis - I have a couple of bright yellow in the front - they are doing really well, they're so bright and cherry. I have not seen the color that you have, but I will certainly look for them next year. Especially since some plants just do not seem to do well in the garden, and these are thriving. I just have to learn what to grow and what to give up on...like periwinkles, I have had to pull up almost all of mine. The sedums look like a plant that a neighbor gave me. Mine have teeny, tiny hot pink blooms - any ideas????

Kimberlyn

misterreereeder said...

What an inspiration!!! I came close to buying a couple of hanging pots for our yard today. I wanted to wait for Tina though.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Kim, next year try the new periwinkles. They are not suppose to get the fungus like the older variety. There are so many types of sedum, you could have one with pink blooms although you could also have some type of ground cover. I bet whatever it is those tiny pink flowers are pretty!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Misterreeder--buy those hanging baskets! I bet Tina will love them!

Sunrise in Sachse said...

Sometimes you get the best plants that way... The spreading petunia's I got the same way and they have been great! Oh I just loved your Lizard! After this week of work that's what I feel like.

Loved your pics!

Annie in Austin said...

My Creme Brulee coreopsis have done well since I 'rescued' them in fall 2005 - they want to be well-drained and a fair amount of sun. Mine were also easy to separate in late winter - I've got 5 plants now! Good luck with yours, Linda of Meadowview.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Meadowview Thymes said...

Annie, thanks for the advise! I think these cream brulee are the prettiest variety of coreopsis I have seen. I hope mine do well.