Today, as I was cutting through the garden center, as there is never a check
out line there on weekdays, the announcement that all plants were 75% was
made. Left with Huechera Miracle and a white eyes buddlia....for about $6
so Cheryl, is that heuchera Miracle the one that is almost black
leafed with sort of spots on the leaves? what are sticky pots?
Eva Shovelful who is gardening in west Tennessee near the Mississippi
river and the closest Lowe's is miles away.
On 10/19/09 12:43 AM, in article
Sticky pots are plants you have to have at the nursery or garden center -
they just sort of stick to you through the check out.
Miracle has yellow with red spotted new growth that turn green as the season
progresses. This got buried in the mostly shade area and we'll see how it
does. For $2 rather than the original $12, I'll give it a try.
THAT sounds awesome! I love Heuchera's myself. I have discovered
that they like pots sometimes, but not all of them like shade. Some
actually prefer sun or partial shade. Sticky pots, eh that sounds
like a wonderful problem. LOL can't beat saving $10 on the plants,
and what with finding that gasoline had risen in price by almost 30c
overnight, I need all the financial help I can get. not going to go
there. it smells of compost and politics, and I'd rather talk
compost. we stumbled upon a Brown Turkey fig tree that was at Home
Depot and because the rest of the plants they were offering had fruit
on them, the one we picked was ignored. We got it for $8 whereas the
rest were going for $16. Soon as we planted it, it dropped 3/4's of
it's leaves that turned yellow. We went back and I paid attention to
how the rest of the plants looked (the figs) and they were sheltered
just in the inner portion of the outside nursery. I figured ours was
just freaked out to be really out into the real weather. So I told my
husband to wait and see. It's now doing fine, the remaining leaves are
hanging in there until we get a frost, and I see little leaf budlets
where next years leaves will come out. I can't want! I also have a
few other shrubs I have brought with me that are already preparing for
spring, so this will be fun to see how things unfold around our new
home. Thanks for answering me Cheryl.
Hi Cheryl and Eva
I wish our Lowes's would have a 75% off sale, Maybe they never do that
because we can
plant just about any time of the year!
I am also a Heuchera fan. I have a bunch of them:
H. micrantha, maxima, sanquinea.... the species that are native here
then I have Rosada Wendy Canyon Duet Curly Red (Cultivars of
the species )
also Plum Pudding, Amethyst Mist, Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulee, Saturn,
Burgundy, and Hercules. One called Snow Angel (I think) didn't like
it here and went
to Heuchera heaven.
Now have you seen the Heucherellas? a hybrid of Heuchera and
You've got to get started on those too, you know.
I only have 4 of them...........Dayglow Pink, Pink Pearls,
Quicksilver, Strike It Rich.
Love 'em all
I adore Heucherella's. Not sure how they will do for me. I have one
Tiarella, it's a bit late to go out and see what it is. I also dug up
one out of hundred's of wild ones that were in the mountains where we
went walking one day last year that lived quietly and behaved in a
little six inch pot with it's native soil until I planted her in the
shade bed I made for it and the Tiarella. I don't usually dig up wild
flowers unless there are a lot of them. I am not greedy. I figured
one was enough, and it's proven that I did it right. I can't wait to
see how it does next springtime. I tucked it into raised soil on the
northern side of the yard in dappled shade. I tend more to get things
like wildflowers along side of the road where they are plentiful and
I'm not messing with an eco-structure. Now if only I could locate
some Chickory. but apparently I've not seen it here like it was
everywhere in Eastern Tennessee. I may have to get seeds of it
I also like sedums and succulents that are hardy (I've seen some huge
pad cactus growing around the neighborhood here, and will beg a few
pads when I get the courage up) to root for my own clump. I love the
flowers and later the "pears". I don't think there are many plants or
flowers I dislike actually. I know there are some. And since it's
very moist and wet here, I will not be planting purple loose strife. I
know better. I've seen acres of it, and it's beautiful and blooms all
season until hard freeze, but I know that here it's way too wet and
I've not seen it. I haven't seen another of my favorite wildflowers
here at all, which surprised me. Joe Pye plant. (boneset or
Eupatoria) there is Ironweed, and I've seen butterfly weed, and some
tall daisy like plants which might be helianthus or heliopsis not sure
until I look in the new book I got, but Joe Pye, not at all until I
drive back east towards the middle of the state near Nashville, which
I don't tend to do. I have seen huge area's of places with jewel weed
which has those incredible orange flowers covering it. where you see
it, there is always poison ivy, but it's a good remedy for poison ivy,
and I love the knobby stems that it has. It reminds me of my
grandmother's flowers she called Touch me not's. I'll be planting a
few bulbs soon. I read that I could store them temporarily in the
fridge, and that's where they are. but I'm at a loss as to how deep
with them. According to White Flower Farm newsletter I get, they say
to go eight inches deep on most bulbs. but the other books and nursery
sites say three times the size of the bulb, which makes more sense. I
have muscari and narcissus (Minnow and yellow cheerfullness, Thalia
and Indian Hyacinth, or Cammassia) which luckily like sunny spots. I
don't do tulips. I like them, but they don't come back after the
first year and I'm a bit strapped for garden funds for now. Maybe
some day I can get some of those botanical tulips that are guaranteed
to come every year but are smaller. thanks for the great chat!
eva shovelful gardening a little bit in western tennessee near the
Mississippi River zone 7b
oooh, but you can also plant this wonderful and easy to grow perennial
called Epimedium that adores dry shade and is easy to grow, has
beautiful flowers that look like minature columbine flowers and clumps
up nicely. It also has gorgeous fall colors and heart shaped leaves.
I have seen several kinds available at this nursery by the name of
Plant Delights (the catalog itself is worth getting in the mail. Its
hilarious and has some unusual plants. The prices seem a bit high but
when you consider the quality of plant and the availability, it makes
up for it. I have seen some of his hosta selections for less but not
sure as to the size from the other nurseries.
I went outside and looked at what I have as well. I moved back in the
spring and had everything in containers (that did quite nicely, in
fact the Heuchera's thrived like they LIKE containers!). Here's what
I have so far, and I don't think I will take them out of their holding
containers until next spring regardless of the fact that this is
perfect time for perennial planting. I need to prepare a bed for them
first. Not an easy task. Considering I have really nice soil here (as
compared to the clay that I had while I lived in east Tennessee) I
have to eliminate the crabgrass first and prepare the bed better. I
have several of these together in one pot which gives the pot a
textured look and is rather nice. Here's what I have (I had no idea I
had this many!)
most of them were listed as Dolce, so I won't put that in front of
every one. Key Lime pie, Creme de Menthe, Venus, Amethyst Mist,
Encore, Creme Brulee, a small Peach Melba, Purple petticoats, Mystery
that has spots on the very dark and rounded leaves, and Alabama
Sunrise tiarella foam flower. I also have a very very dark leafed
ajuga I can't seem to find the tag for in the pot it's planted in.
Those leaves are almost black they're so purple. While I was outside
doing the inventory of what I had, I had a thought, though. Why not
plant some small pieces of Creeping Jenny between the Heuchera's to
give a golden texture between the ruffles and textures of the leaves?
One of the things I did notice with Lowe's is that their Creeping
Jenny in their ground cover area are in little four inch pots that are
around $1.40 each, and it wouldn't take but a few to tuck in among the
Heuchera's. I'll have to save my change and get some as I've always
seen Creeping Jenny at Lowe's most of the time. Maybe even find some
reduced. And yes, I've asked several times a worker in the nursery
department of Lowe's if they'd reduce a plant late in the season (this
is how I managed to snap up some blooming shrubs I was desperate to
find on my wish list). Home Depot doesn't do that as easily. Lowe's
seems to have some sort of unwritten policy about their competition.
I do know about the "busted bags of anything is 50% off" rule with
Lowe's and asked about the ability for Depot to do the same, and got
lucky once. That was it. After that when I was looking for decent
bags of soil in broken or busted bags I was met with these "are you
nuts, lady???" looks, so I let it go and decided to continue this
practice where I knew it was store policy.
It's not raining yet, so I am going to take my few bags of bulbs
outside and tuck them into a few areas, and before I can plant them
into one bed, I have to remove crabgrass, so I will come back later.
Thanks for the wonderful garden chatting.
Eva Shovelful gardening in west Tennessee in zone 7b near the
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