sun is shining and my mood is vernal. The snow has begun to though
slowly melt. There is little snow in the city; of course it is still
lying in the garden.
my previous visit to the garden center, I brought home the new
plants. They have been in small pots, so I planted them in larger
pots and boxes, that plants could grow before moving to my garden.
are my purchases:
Rhododendrons 'Nova Zembla' and 'Scintillation'. They
began to grow actively in a sunny and cool place. I know very hardy
'Nova Zembla' is for zone 3; I have not seen comments about another
one 'Scintillation'. It is written that it's for a zone 4-5. Did some
of you grow such rhododendron?
I've bought two of hellebore, one is greenish-white, and the other is classic, white. They were very weak so I sprinkled a growth
stimulator and hellebores began to grow.
My next purchase was Honeysuckle edible. I grow Honeysuckle
caprifolium, the beautiful vine that has berries in August. But they
are inedible. Now I'll get Honeysuckle's edible fruit. It has been
actively growing and I think it should be shorten before the moving
to the garden. How do you think?
Two weeks passed and I was not going to buy anything else. But ...Again
I was brought to another supermarket and I could not resist. Roses
were in a large selection and cheap (100 rubles ~ $ 3 each).
had purchased one more Canadian rose: is a climber 'Henry Kelsey'. I
have read that it could be left on its support for wintering, it is
quite hardy. So I've got a chance to check if it is. Another
one was floribunda rose 'Punch', I really liked the description of
this rose: is covered with buds all season and resists diseases. Look
Two clematises were the last ones (I hope !). Although clematis grows
in my garden, I like them to plant more, other varieties. Here are
clematises 'Rouge Cardinal' and 'Miss Bateman'. I guess
how wonderful they will grow: red and white flowers together!
Clematises immediately began to grow in larger boxes, think I have
to ship them carefully so as not to break their sprouts. How do you
usually bring your clematis?