Whew. Found a new parking lot temporary nursery this morning. It is an outlet of a reputable nursery out of town. OMG. Nice nice roses. I ended up buying duplicates of ones I already have just because theirs look so much better than mine. I'm going back in a bit, after doing some more internet research. They had all the new buddlieas. I was taking my time looking through their roses and perennials and i noticed the workers covering things and getting nervous, sure enough, big storm approaching. i stopped shopping when the lightning got too close. I got home right before the skies opened up. Left my bags of manure and cotton boll compost in the van--it will stink for weeks now, but at least I won't be dealing with soggy heavy bags!
I came home with Scentimental and Outta the Blue, each costing 19.99 but healthy and covered with blossoms and buds. going back for Coffee Bean, Palmengarten Frankfurt and maybe Drop Dead Red. They had some incredible Koko Lokos, but mine is doing ok so far. Any opinions on the three I'm considering? I had set out this morn to buy more drift roses. Those work beautifully here in containers.
While I'm grateful for the rain, I wish we could get it in smaller doses, and more gently. We tend to get hammered with 3" all at once, then none for another month and that's not what the plants need.