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Plants you're finally getting around to trying

Posted by aachenelf z5 Mpls MN (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 27, 11 at 19:44

Sometimes I feel like I'm always late to the party - plant wise that is. I grow around 300+ varieties of perennials in my small garden, but there are certain groups I just haven't gotten around to. I mean plants everyone else in the universe seems to have, but for no particular reason I don't have.

A few examples:

Just got my first Eupatorium this fall.
I probably have 4 varieties of grasses, but I love so many of them and always say I'm getting more. I don't.
Just got my first sedum this past spring - 6 of 'em and I'm enchanted! Why did I wait?
For years now, the only "new" Echinacea I've grown is Meadowbrite and I haven't had that one all that long. Finally got a couple more this spring.

I'm sure there are other things, but that gives you some idea. Am I alone in my lateness at acquiring common things?

Kevin


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RE: Plants you're finally getting around to trying

Nope, I do the same thing. I'll look at something every year in a plant catalog and think, "I'd really like to grow that," then I skip past it.
Later, I overcompensate by getting a bunch of the same kind before trying just one or two lol
This year's new things were:
Buddleia
Asters
Sempervivum
Primula

I'm really hoping they do well for me!

I also didn't do Sedum for a while, because it seemed too common, but it's lovely, easy, and reliable, so I'm trying to collect more types :)


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It took me awhile to get on the catmint bandwagon.


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RE: Plants you're finally getting around to trying

Not a perennial, but zinnia is the one that comes to mind as a plant I'd love to try. I don't have much shade, but I drool over hellebore. So some of it is that I don't have the right growing conditions. Some of it is that we don't get some plants here in Vancouver until a year or so after they come out in the states, if they come here at all. By then I often forget about the new plant. I do the same as you with grasses, (and hostas), I want so many, but only have 3 varieties. There's always next year, and creating shade. :)

Yeona


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