Diminutive Plants that Bring you Joy
Taking a tangent from the recent joyful thread, I noticed that I get particular joy from small, subtle beauties in the garden than no one notices except me. There is something special about a secret specimen that you have to pause to admire.
I have two new mini-plants this year, both of which were impulse buys when plant shopping with a girlfriend. (always dangerous) I get a kick out of them and I love to point them out to visitors.
Hosta 'Pandora's Box' - I just moved her to fit within a clever little nook within the rock wall. She's just adorable!
I call this one "mini me" because it looks just like a mini version of its heuchera neighbor. It's a silver Korean violet, Viola grypoceras exillis 'Sylettas.'
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' - this little guy is soo tiny! Like 4 inches across at most. It was near death this spring, and I moved it while it had only one tiny spec of green on it. Amazingly it recovered and grew to "full" size this year. It is dwarfed by 'El Nino.'
Got any secret little beauties to share?