Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: 2019 Planned and Actual Purchases

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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Jan 27, 2019 8:34 PM CST

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I'm bummed out. I was all set to order some plants (dodecatheon, alstroemeria and epimedium, a total of 7 plants. Sadly, the shipping cost works out to $33.00 on an $80.00 order out of Oregon. If I were familiar with the nursery, I might bite the bullet. But, as this would be my first order with them, I'm a bit leary of dropping that much on shipping for 8 plants in 4" pots.

Otherwise, here's what's coming so far...
4 - Anouk Spanish Lavender
6 - Bloodroot
2 - Cherry Berry Hosta
1 - Crimson Red Rhubarb
6 - Dutchman's Breeches
5 - Fern, Christmas
5 - Fern, Leatherwood
10 - Fern, Sensitive
10 - Fern, Toothed Wood
4 - Hardy Fall Cyclamen
3 - Helleborus, Double Queen
6 - Helleborus Mixed Doubles
3 - Helleborus New York Night
4 - Helleborus Rome in Red
3 - Heuchera Paprika
9 - Jack in the Pulpit
4 - Lavance Deep Purple English Lavender
6 - Painted Trillium
2 - Phenomenal Lavender
15 - Pink Shamrock
2 - Raven Cranesbill Geranium
6 - Red Trillium
2 - SuperBlue English Lavender
2 - Tricyrtis, Blue Wonder
6 - Tricyrtis, Mixed
5 - Tricyrtis, Raspberry Mousse
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Feb 1, 2019 5:44 AM CST
I've got 5 snowdrops coming "in the green" from Carolyn's Shade Gardens. I have started collecting galanthus cultivars and have already gotten the few that are readily available from the US bulb markets. They are so popular in the UK but not so much in the US and it is hard to find sources. Carolyn has quite a selection to offer, but they are pretty expensive for each single plant. Even so, her annual offerings usually sell out in mere hours or days. I splurged and bought 5 last year, and went for 5 more this year.
- Merlin, Puck, Robin Hood, Scharlockii, Starling

I wrote about them in my blog
https://garden.org/blogs/entry...

I also placed an order for some violets from Select Seeds that I will pot up in containers to group somewhere for a nice little display.
- Parmas 'Duchesse de Parme' and 'Marie Louise'
- Sweets 'Rosina' and 'Governor Herrick'

At Select Seeds I also saw this hardy begonia cultivar that I had on my search/want list for years and got 3 of them
- Heron's Pirouette
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Feb 2, 2019 6:25 PM CST
Much less ambitious was my buying two cheap packs of crocus at the grocery store, today, for sticking in pots asap.
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 19, 2019 10:39 AM CST
Does anybody want to join me in taking advantage of deep discounts at B&D lilies? It's the Oriental lilies that are on sale, although it's possible a couple others might jump into my cart. I'm buying sixpacks, but only need three of these: Firebolt', 'Doria', 'Editha'. The last 2 are doubles. :-)

I'm also getting 'Felicia' and 'Angela' but want to share them with my MIL and Martina. Could still split off one or two of them but not 3.

Shipping is currently adding 67 cents to per bulb price. See sale page here: https://www.bdlilies.com/speci... Looks like delivery for spring swap would work fine.

tree mail me if interested... I'll start a thread or do a group tree-mail
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Feb 22, 2019 9:26 PM CST

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Anyone have any experience with Deutzia? Larry is thinking about getting one as it is supposed to do well in clay soil. Considering that it can get 4-6' wide, I'm not sure where he plans on putting it.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 22, 2019 10:00 PM CST
Order placed with B&D! 43 bulbs, but THEY ARE NOT ALL MINE. Donner-Sally got 6, Terri is sharing some 6-packs of FRAGRANT DOUBLE varieties with me, and I'm splitting 2 other six-packs. They have a beautiful white double oriental named 'Angela' (same as Martina's youngest), so you know some of those are going across the street. They also have a pink and white double oriental named 'Felicia' -- just like Felicia's Phlox! -- so 3 of those will go into my MIL's foundation planting.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
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aspenhill
Feb 23, 2019 5:48 AM CST
Rick, I have deutzia 'Nikko'. It was one of the first plants I ever purchased here and is now 20+ years old. It requires absolutely no care at all and is a slow grower - even at this mature age, it is a low, but full, mound. It is covered with small white blooms in the spring. There are tall, slender forms of deutzia too. Devon, Happy_Macomb, a wonderful MA member who isn't active here anymore, had the slender forms in her garden. I saw them when they were in bloom, and they were very pretty, again in an understated way. They had pale pink blooms, airy stems, and small leaves. They've been on my wish list ever since, but I haven't come across any in my ramblings, and haven't actually looked for online sources yet.
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Feb 23, 2019 9:23 AM CST
Jill, few days ago I sent you a tree-mail asking for B&D lilies. Lost somehow?
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 23, 2019 9:48 AM CST
lost.... but I bet I can add to my order if I call them Monday.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Feb 23, 2019 11:50 AM CST
Hope so. I'm happy to round up any orders.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Feb 23, 2019 3:16 PM CST

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Terri,

The one Larry is looking at is Deutzia Strawberry Fields. I'm getting it from Kelly Nurseries, and they are $11.49 each, 2 for $20.
https://www.google.com/search?...

Do you want me to get one for you?
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Feb 23, 2019 3:19 PM CST

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Well, for better or worse, I'm actually using a spreadsheet this year to keep track of purchases. The 'better' is that I can see, in one place, what I have coming. The 'worse' is seeing how much I've spent. We're not even 60 days into the new year, and I'm already closing in on $800. The Kelly order will definitely put me over that. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Feb 23, 2019 5:54 PM CST
Rick, yes please on getting a Deutzia Strawberr Fields for me in your order, Love the color Green Grin!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 28, 2019 11:04 AM CST
I plan to make several whimsical purchases at the Flower Show this weekend in Philly! Anybody else plan to be there??

I do want to get some willow branches this year. Hopefully I can find a delicate "lavender" one that I was unsuccessful with several years ago (it rooted, but I didn't give it enough care after potting it, I think). I'm trying to decide if I like those really gnarly ones or not -- fantail, maybe? I think it's cool that they sell fresh enough branches that they'll root. :-)

Thanks to Terri and Lisa and Donner for ordering oriental lilies with me! Our final shipping cost was just 33 cents per bulb, and we split a quite few six-packs, too. Green Grin!

I *will* get these in the ground as soon as they arrive! Dianna is going to send me an email when they ship, so I can start digging.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Mar 13, 2019 6:17 AM CST

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It's no like I need them, but K van Bourgondien currently has a bag of 50 mixed calla lily bulbs for $29.50. Five or more bags are $24.00 each.

Does anyone want any?
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Mar 20, 2019 7:41 AM CST

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I really hate these half-off sales!

K vanBourgondien is having a half-off sale today only

This Email Offer Expires March 20, 2019. While Supplies Last.
OFFER CODE: 3632213

http://links.e.dutchbulbs.com/...

And yes, I bought more stuff Whistling
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Mar 20, 2019 6:37 PM CST
Thanks!

I've been looking for more ferns... I think the "dry shade" natives include Christmas Fern, Lady Fern, Hay-scented Fern, and Leather Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis), possibly also Cinnamon Fern. I also want to try Royal Fern again, maybe actually standing in shallow water.

They have Hosta 'White Feather', which is drop dead gorgeous, so I want to try it in another spot (and have a backup in case the one in the front garden doesn't come back). Hosta 'Kiwi Spearmint' jumped in my cart also, since I was just working on the little bed in front that has dwarf hostas in it...

Rick, are you buying ferns from other places in bulk this year? I remember something about that in fall...

I need to fill in empty spots with plants that don't need attention once established, so I've been putting in more shrubs and sturdy perennials... I have a part-shade area with a lot of new viburnums, so I'm adding hellebores and ferns there. Maybe I "need" to try bleeding heart again?
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Mar 20, 2019 8:29 PM CST

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For bleeding heart, try Sams or Costco. They usually have boxes of 10 for $15.00 of the common variety.

I picked up
10 Arum Italicum
15 Cyclamen Hederifolium
10 Helleborus orientalis, Mix
6 Hosta Kiwi Spearmint
9 Hosta White Feather
10 Lycoris Radiata

Larry wants to change the hosta in a few spots, so I figure the White Feather and Kiwi Spearmint would do. (I picked up White Feather last year, but don't remember where I put them. Now, I have to wait for them to come up.)

The cyclamen are going under the azalea and other shady spots under shrubs. Hellebore will go to the newly renovated bed that used to be choked with vinca minor. Arum are going into the re-established woods and the lycoris are going somewhere sunny Shrug!

I picked up a bunch of fern late last year, so we'll see how they did over the winter. I do have a place that I'm going to try that has ostrich fern at $40 for 25 plants.They don't establish quite as fast in the clay, but after a couple of years, they alter the soil enough and start taking off. In the mean time, I use both Christmas and wood fern. I have a bunch of cinnamon in a couple of dry areas. They grow slower there, but the do grow.

I think I'm going to get a bag of those mixed calla bulbs while they're on sale at 50 for $15. They're a smaller bulb that the regular ones, but the regulare ones go for several dollars each.
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RickM
Mar 21, 2019 7:40 AM CST

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It's not quite as good as 50% off, but 40% off still isn't bad. Plus this sale runs through the 24th, not just a 1-day thing.

This Email Offer Expires March 24, 2019. While Supplies Last.
OFFER CODE: 3632214

http://links.e.dutchbulbs.com/...
Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Mar 22, 2019 3:24 PM CST

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Just picked up 6 pink hellebore at Trader Joe's for $10 each. I've been waiting for them to have them again. (They have the white ones at Christmas.) It's a trade gallon pot, and they're probably root bound. Sunday, I'll take them out and water them.

Then, I stopped at Lowe's. They have their clearance racks in full swing already. I picked up 12 scotch moss at $1.00 each, 4 perennial poppies at $1.00 and 4 red/white columbine at $3.00 each. If figure if only 3 or 4 survive, it's still cheaper than regular retail!

Oh yeah, we made a Walmart run this morning. They have the 8.25 pound bricks of compressed coir for $7.00 each. When wet, it makes about 2 cubic feet. I'll be using that mostly in the woodlands to help with the rock by encouraging more worms. (I would have gotten more, but the car was already packed!

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