Sunday, April 13, 2008

Recognize these faces from the Fling?

Anyone recognize these faces from our visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center last weekend during the Spring Fling?

I went back this week for the members preview of their annual Wildflower Days plant sale and picked up a few things for my garden. The lines are long (but move) and the parking is about a mile away, but it's for a great cause and I love to go and see all the native plants in one place with throngs of people supporting the cause. Makes me smile.

I got some Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum), Four Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa), Drummond Phlox (Phlox drummondii), and a Wild Onion (Allium canadense) -- to add to the new wildflower bed to REPEL the deer!
So, now they just need to be planted! But, I am so proud to report that instead of planting them today, I actually WEEDED the vegetable garden. (This is my least favorite thing to do in the garden.) But since they are fresh, new beds, it's easy and I know if I can keep on top of it I will be some much happier come Summer. Next I need to put some more newspaper down and mulch around the plants as the soil is warm enough now for everything.
These plants, ordered from catalogs, also need to be planted. They include toad lilies, Spiderwort, Crinum lilies and a few other unusual things.

Unfortunately, I am STILL waiting on my RUSH daylily order of a month ago, because they apparently don't think I should be planting yet. I got an opportunity to email and request early shipping, but haven't heard a word back from them since I did that 2 weeks ago. I think I am going to cancel the whole order and just try to find the plants locally. I met someone at the Zilker Garden Fest who was from Lockhart and grew and sold daylilies, but didn't get a card. I ordered 8 different varieties, though, so now I will have to go on the hunt. Suggestions, anyone?