Friday 22 January 2010
There has been no sign of freezing temperatures here in weeks. Is the threat gone? It’s been pretty boring winter, I’m already working on my spring plant stalking.
The biggest hole in my garden is the lack or arisaemas – the plants that have my heart and no place in my soil. I really must figure out a way to remedy that this year.
Echium ‘Death Star’ or any Echium really. Must. Have.
I really need a good clumping bamboo – the fargesias catch my eye.
More evergreens! I’ve had my eye on Cryptomeria japonica ‘sekkan sjui’ for years. Such rich color. That would perk up the winter garden.
The tree I’m not done trying, even though I’ve already killed two of them. Franklinia, with that delicate branch structure, fantastic fall color, and white fall flowers. I sat last year out, but this year I’m going for it again. I’m pretty sure I have the right spot for it this time around.
Year after year I hunt for Samura henryi. I’m going to turn to mail order this year if I have to. I’m not letting another year pass me by.
I need many, many ferns. Especially those with hairy black spines and bright gold leaves.
Goodyera pubescens – a delicate groundcover I haven’t been able to get off my mind since I first saw it. There’s always room for more groundcovers.
And I have some mysteries to chase down, whatever they are, I want them.