Catalog shopping spree for the spring garden...

Thanks to cool nights by the fire, flipping the pages of glossy catalogs filled with stunning photos of the swimsuit edition versions of new plant offerings, there are exciting new additions to my garden.
Pictured here, Aralia 'sun king,' Heucherella 'gold zebra,' Rudbeckia 'prairie glow,' and Eupohorbia 'rainbow ascot.'

In light of the chilly temps, they are all still hanging out together in a tub trug - going out in the morning and coming in at night.  They are jockeying for prime places in the garden -- each of them whispering to me: "I'd look fabulous paired with the verbena or calylophus or salvia...or whatever!"  They speak to me when they think the others aren't listening.

I feel like they are the judges on "The Voice."  Pick me, pick me, pick me.

But I haven't picked yet -- I'm still ruminating about the best spot for each of them -- determined not to just plop them somewhere willy nilly.  This I do know, because of it's color palette, the rudbeckia will be embarking on an adventure of its own -- off to a very different part of the garden than the other shade or semi-shade plants.  It's going to find its own hot spot in a yellow/orange themed bed.

Have your catalog weaknesses ...(oops)...orders arrived yet?  Who will be joining your garden this spring?

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