Thursday, February 23, 2017

Watching the 2017 Catalogs

When one is watching new plant catalogs it means the spring isn't far away. Looking at the plants that are in my wish-list I can imagine one or three of them in combination with other plants in my garden.


Here are amazing clematis. I think I'd buy them all but I have to remember to purchase only hardy varieties, and of course the pretty ones.  I especially love white and blue colors, these ones I lost in previous winter. Perhaps I'd order white one and blue one.

The next page rhododendrons are. 


They are beautiful, but I see their hardiness is less than -25 C (-5 F). The Hachmann selection seems doesn't suit to our climate. What a pity! If I buy this purple one I have to cover it every fall yet no warranty it overwinters well.



I prefer low conifers.  Spruce Canadian Echiniformis is the best one (on the left), lovely shape. I'd plant it near the patio or the pond... 


Here are trees. This acer palmatum looks beautifully yet it needs to be planted in a big garden. One evening you come out and see a bright red spot between other trees and spruces, what a picture!

Do you love watching catalogs? And do you order some plants or prefer to buy them in a nursery?


40 comments:

  1. We buy plants from mail order and local nurseries. We buy plants from anywhere we see them :-)

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    1. I think to buy plants from nurseries is more practical, as you can see the plant, its variety. Have you ever received an ordered plant that was a very different and not the one that you wanted, Sue?

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  2. Watching plant catalog always makes me so dizzy... I want to purchase all that I see.

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    1. It's true, Endah, it's a amazing feeling.

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  3. Beautiful flowers in this catalogue, Nadezda! I do not have a garden, but I love to see garden photos! :)

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  4. Nyt onkin kiva katsella puutarhakatalogien tarjontaa ja etsiä itselle sopivia ihanuuksia.

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  5. Oh, yes Nadezda. I love examining catalogues for the coming season's flowers and bulbs! I sometimes look at them on screen, but enjoy having the pictures and descriptions in my hands to view. But . . . they are so tempting and if I ordered all that I love, I would find it difficult to find places for them all! Also, it would cost more than I can afford. However, I am happy to look through the brightly coloured pages and settle for just a small order. It is almost time to plant Spring flowering bulbs, but I will wait until later in March. It is too hot now.
    Happy days!

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    1. You're in late summer and are thinking about spring bulbs. For me this time is always tight because warm days fly quickly and first frost might be in any night.
      I agree Betty, to find a place for planting is becoming difficult year by year.

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  6. You show some tempting and beautiful plants. I love looking at catalogs and occasionally buy a few things, especially spring blooming bulbs for planting in the fall. We are lucky to have many excellent nurseries in this area and I like buying established plants that I can examine. I thought of you on Monday when I posted this: http://outlawgarden.blogspot.com/2017/02/in-vase-on-monday_20.html

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    1. You're lucky, Peter having many nurseries close to your place. I prefer to go there too and to look at my purchases before paying money.
      Thanks for your interesting post on Monday Feb. 20!

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  7. In winter, there is a nice browse the catalogs of the plant. Greetings

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  8. Catalogs have so many varieties, I get confused about what I 'really' want. The one thing I do know is I want a Clematis that has more than 3 or 4 blooms. :-)

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    1. So do I, Judy! I love blue clematis blooming all summer.

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  9. When you garden where there is a cold winter the catalogs make it go by faster!

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    1. Yes, it does, Ms. Wis, thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  10. Hello Nadezda, you seem to have interesting catalogues with very good pictures. I too love looking at catalogues, of course. And I too try to think carefully before buying. If for example a rhododendron's hardiness is less than -25 C it's absolutely out of the question. This year we reached (only) -33 C and we were lucky. :)
    What you wrote about Acer palmatum needing a big garden is interesting. I never thought of that, but I think you are right.
    Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Sara, all my rhododendrons are bred in Finland (arboretum Mustila) and hardy to -35 C. So I have no problem with them :-) This spring I want to enlarge my collection of them and purchase some more of the same.

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  11. Oh, I would buy as many blue clematis as possible! That blue colour is rare in other plant families. But you have to deal with low temperatures so be careful! Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Yes, I have, Hetty. Despite on their beauty their hardiness is important as well.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Son preciosos, yo los compraría todos. Besitos.

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    1. Yo tambien, Teresa:-) Gracias, buen fin de semana!

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  13. Oh dear Nadezda!
    I love watching gardening catalogs.
    When I admire these wonderful plants, I dream to buy them all.
    Happy weekend, Nadezda:)

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    1. I understand you very well, Lucja.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  14. I love watching catalogues, too. Have a happy weekend.

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  15. This catalogue looks appealing!
    I usually order spring bulbs in autumn and summer bulbs in winter. Couple of cannas and dahlias are on their way from England already! I think it is too risky to order live plants from catalouge and I prefer to buy these from garden centre.

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    1. So do I, Tistou. I prefer to see my new plant, its leaves, roots, blooms and then to buy.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  16. I love watching the catalogs of plants! And even more I like to visit garden centers and buy a lot of plants!
    Your catalog of plants looks really impressive ! I'll wait for your new photo clematis, Nadezda !
    Happy Sunday, dear friend !!

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    1. I really want to buy a couple of blue clematis, Ela. When they bloom I will take pictures of them.
      Have a nice day!

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  17. I watch directories to find plants that interest me. I'm looking for them later in garden shops. I have bad experience with the sale by mail order. Regards.

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    1. It's true Giga, sometimes it's a wrong plant we receive by mail order. Have a nice day!

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  18. Bellissime piante! Ma sai che proprio ora stavo cercando delle clematidi! Che caso!

    Una buona giornata :)

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  19. I like spring bulb catalogues the best. I wasn't really able to plant many bulbs because I was in Japan in October.

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    1. I've read about your travel in Japan, Jenny. It was very interesting and amazing.

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  20. You know I did the garden catalog thing a few years ago and it was kind of fun. i think I'll order one this year-thanks!

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