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Things I have bought to plant this long weekend..add yours

Postby countrychic » May 15, 2008 2:06 pm

To beat the hot bothered shoppers on a long weekend at the nursery, I went today and got most of my plants, so I can garden all weekend, and avoid the crowds.

For my veggie patch I bought:
Sicilian Eggplant
Yellow wax beans
Blue lake beans
Super snap peas
Red bell pepper
Juliet tomato
Hot banana chilli
Cayenne chilli
Sweet cherry chilli

And herbs too, basil, coriander, sweet marjoram

My strawberries are stunning this year, I have 2 rows of the most upright specimens in my neighbourhood, lol. They all have large white flowers already. yum yum.

This patch is amazing with veggies and I have made it bigger this spring to stuff more in, lol

I also have 4 Unicorn cedars and 3 Upright Yews to plant.
And a Pink Spire Summersweet. This is what's left of my perennial shopping spree last week, lol
(a boxwood hedge, a snowball and a blue muffin viburnum and a downy service berry shrub, a clematis, a honeysuckle and the silver lace vine)
And my list continues...

What have you got planned for this weekend of gardening?
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Postby Meggylou » May 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Well I have my seedlings that are just starting to be hardened off. Outside today for the first time!
in those I have
yellow tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes.
hyacinth bean
canary vine
red pepper
and a couple of others I can't think of.
My mom is visiting this weekend and since she didn't get me a birthday present this year I think I will ask her to buy me plants for the garden since she has no idea what to buy.
That way we can go shopping together which is always so much FUN!
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Postby haili » May 15, 2008 5:12 pm

Raspberry ripple and mauve mosaic impatience, various wave petunias, Ausie fan flower, guara, little dahlias, Vic. blue salvia, and a couple of yellow trailing daisies - along with various coloured petunias for pot stuffers and a collection of geraniums from last year.

Earlier I bought and planted gold flame spirea, a few different campanulas, purple coneflowers. Last fall I got various rock garden plants for edging and they are looking OK along with the mini roses starting to grow. Let's hope the bugs and slugs stay away.
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Postby murphy » May 15, 2008 9:03 pm

I have a bout six flats of annuals of all types waiting to be planted...dahliahs, morning glories and lavatera and castor beans, cillantro, and others that I started from seed....the weather is going to suck this weekend so I guess they will be waiting for next week.
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Postby Hushypuppy » May 15, 2008 9:25 pm

Okay here is my list. I am happy to say that all save the dahlia's, rose, petunias, hosta, and canna, were grown from seed by yours truely...hurrah, hurrah, they made it...

Red Stars
Cupid's Dart
White Star
Pampas grass
Sweet peas (heirloom)
One Rose

It's going to be a busy week end in the garden...

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Postby dj_backq » May 15, 2008 9:40 pm

This long week is to early for us around here!

But I still plan to plant in my onions!

If man cheats the earth, the earth will cheat man.
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Postby Pepper » May 16, 2008 5:41 am

Here's this weekends list unless I am lured back to the garden centre and lose all self control...

Weigela bush
Potentilla bush
Dwarf Jacob's Ladder
Mountain Bluet

The annuals and veggies will likely be next weekend.
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Postby Sheikea » May 16, 2008 10:32 am

I have bought the following and some are in already;
potatoe vines lime and purple
orange and purple like daisy(osti something)
petunia's =3 flats
trailing flowers (white)
trailing licorice plant (would like more)
some sort of pansy like plant all speckled bought plugs no name

would like a clematis so off to get one today.Huge hugs all time to go out. :D
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Postby GardenGeek » May 16, 2008 1:24 pm

I am heading to the nursery tomorrow. I am getting excited by reading your lists.

The best part is that my hubby has to work on Saturday - so he can't reel me in. It's me - alone - in the nursery.

Oh - I just scared myself :)

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