Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Additions

Since I had to go all the way into the Twin Cities yesterday for a work related seminar I decided that I would stop at Gertens to look for non-invasive ground covers and came home with these beauties. Disclaimer - not all are ground covers.

Sagina subilata - Irish moss
Sedum spurium - fireglow sedum "Fuldaglut"
Sedum hispanicium - "Purple Form"
Geranium cinereum - "Purple Pillow"
Iris sibirica - "Pink Haze"
and last, but definitely not least...
Lavandula augustifolia - "Lavance Purple"

Can you tell I like purples? That iris is not pink, it's purple. I was going to show a picture of its wonderful bloom, but it was spent by this morning. There is another on the way though!

The lavender is tagged as northern grown and zone 4. We will see. I bought two so that I could try out a couple of different sites. Wish me luck -- and give me any advice you may have on them!

The geranium is similar to Ballerina, but the flowers are a rich reddish-purple.

The Irish moss is for my husband. He loves moss and it was on his wishlist.

Another one on his wishlist was that tiny leafed sedum, Purple Form. The university has it all over their native garden (mostly natives, some non-native) as ground cover and we love it.

The other sedum is just so perky! I love its form and color combo. I can't wait for this to multiply so I can spread it everywhere!


Blogger Ewa said...

your garden will look even better! love the bench.
Thank you for visiting and commenting.

6/21/2009 2:21 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Ewa, thanks! I was very lucky to find the very bench that I was looking for and at 70% off!

Love your garden by the way. We seem to like the same colors :)

6/21/2009 3:44 PM  
Blogger Tatyana said...

Hi Sylvana! I like purples, too. I didn't know that til I looked at the pictures of my garden - it is purple! Thanks for stopping by MySecretGarden and leaving a comment!

6/21/2009 5:18 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Tatyana, funny! I love your posts BTW. Very informative.

6/24/2009 11:27 AM  

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