Plants that failed to impress '09
I think the one I was most disappointed in was nepeta nervosa"Blue Moon". Catalog showed a bright blue flower and I was hoping for a plant a little shorter and compact for ground cover what I got was a namby pamby pale silvery blue on rangy plants that are in true mint family fashion are eating the rest of the plants so OUT IT Goes next spring.
My "on-the-fence" plant is weeping butterfly bush. Great plant for the hummers and I really like the look of it but boy does it sucker!
Annuals I won't bother with any more...all that hoopla about variegated sunflower Sunspot and I got week seedlings no matter if i started them in pots or in the ground. Luckily I bought the seeds on sale so I wasn't outa lot. Nemesia KLM advertized to grow an bloom all season,in my climate,putzed out as soon as it got warm.
Germander "Summer Sunshine...juries still out on that one as it may be my fault for planting it in too much shade ...Ditto on Tansy "Isla's Gold". Both will be moved to sunnier location next spring and given a second chance.