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Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Back!

Mistral Delphinium Deer Resistant
Light purple summer flowers
Fine, grass like foliage
Perfect for the perennial border
Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Size 24 - 30" x 18 - 20"
Cold Hardiness -20 to -30

We are back from our trip and boy howdy did it rain in Mississippi while we were there and boy howdy did it rain here at home while we were gone! We had to come back a little early due to the fact that the pump in the crawl space could not keep up with the water coming in. We had some water in the basement to clean up. Hubby spent most of the weekend working downstairs. Of course on one of his runs to Lowe's I managed to pick up a few things.

Tiny Tim Euphorbia - Mounding Perennial
Creamy flowers with red eyes
Long bloom time
Full Sun

Growth Rate- Medium
Size 10-12" x 12-24"
Cold Hardiness 0 to -10
Deer Resistant

Electric Light Fuchsia
Growth Rate Medium
Size 16 x 16"

Cold Hardiness to 32
Will not be setting this out until the weekend. Cold snap coming, in the thirties tonight and tomorrow night. Bringing in some containers too!

Proven Winners Peter's Gold Carpet--bought two of these and another Raspberry Blast Petunia along with a 4 way Shepard's hook to hang them on.
Annual except in zones 9 - 11
Full Sun
Care Easy
May Night Salvia Deer Resistant
Vigorous summer perennial
Dense, puple blue flower spikes
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Size 18 x 18" (it's larger than this now"
Cold Hardiness -20 to -30

Also purchased another Guara Whirling Butterflies, Golden Dewdrop, Creeping Phlox and a White Wisteria. Now, I have some catching up to do!!


George said...

Welcome back, although I am sorry to hear about the water in the basement. It looks as if you got some great purchases at Lowe's. The temperatures here are supposed to be in mid-twenties for the next two nights. We're trying to figure out how to protect the roses.

Bren said...

WOnderful choices for your garden. I have never seen this Tiny Tim Euphorbia. I will have to look that up at my local nursery.

Happy Spring - we are getting snow!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Sorry to hear about the flooding and rain. Hope you didn't have much damage. I'm glad you made the trip with him and found all those pretty new plants!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awe Shucks, Darla. Sorry your Miss. trip was cut short. Sorry also you got water in the basement. But--all in all, I hope you two had a great week apart from the kids!!!!

Beautiful flowers. I especially like the Tiny Tim Euphorbia. Neat little plant--and such cute blossoms.

Have a great day.

Let's hope for no damage here the next couple of days due to the upcoming freeze.

Gail said...

Welcome back! We have certainly had a lot of rain in the southeast this spring! More sorry about the sump pump problems. Great finds t Lowes...ours doesn't sell anything as fantastic as the beauties you brought home...gail

bennie and patsy said...

Had to get all the plants in a safe place like covering them and putting them in the house and garage. It is going to get cold here in Arkansas.This should be the last of the winter blast. Hope,hope

Anonymous said...

Welcome home. And just think---if the basement wasn't flooded then there would have been no trip to get plants. When we do a project, it takes at least 5 trips to the hardware store. You needed the rain though--right? I do love that you bought more PW's.

fishing guy said...

Darla: Welcome back, I hope you had a great time even with the rain. I always enjoy your flower show.

Becca's Dirt said...

I especially like Peters Gold Carpet. All of them are beautiful. Good camera. Isn't it a shame that we are having another cold snap. My place in Citronelle (N Mobile) we are expecting 2 nights of the cold weather. People kept telling me we'd have one more before Easter. Well I didn't believe them. The only thing I'm concerned with is my squash plants and peaches. Anyway have a good day.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I'm glad you had a nice trip...sorry about the rain. I love all of your new blooms...I don't have the fuschia or euphorbia, but would like to try the euphorbia, it's beautiful.

Just wanted to let you know I've entered you 6 times in my giveaway, which I'll post about later today with the winner's name;-)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you will be happily planting these beauties in your garden soon too! ;) Tiny Tim is a interesting looking Euphorbia! Welcome Back Darla!

Dennis said... have a basement? You really do live up north!

I wonder if you took just our blog community and added up how much money we all spend at Lowes for garden stuff.................?

Roses and Lilacs said...

Nice to have you back.

I have May Night and it does attract butterflies. For some reason I always thought delphinium was a cool climate plant. I'm surprised it does so beautifully in your area. That one is the prettiest color of blue.

Darla said...

Dennis: I don't want to know what I spend at Lowes!! My husband likes to shop there too so it's pretty bad around here!

tina said...

Hi Darla, Welcome back. Hope you get your basement dried out. It has been raining a bit.

Shellmo said...

You got such a nice variety from Lowes! All are pretty choices!

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great holiday even though you had to come back early. Like your new photo header and love all the photos you put up this week so many to look at plus all the information as well!

Susie said...

So I want to know where you were in my state young lady!!! Yes, I know I'm being nosey but I'm a blogger friend so I'm allowed!

Looks like you got some great plants for your garden. I've been out in mine this afternoon covering things since we too are expecting low 30's tonight and tomorrow. Brrh!!!

Lois said...

They are all just beautiful! I think we got over 13 inches of rain in 2 days. I'm glad it finally stopped!

Leedra said...

Glad your yard didn't wash away. Like the new Tiny Tim.

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Lindab said...

Sorry to hear about your very wet trip and flooding at home.

That euphorbia is lovely. The combination of red and lime green just zings!

Teresa said...

Oh I am so jealous of your euphorbia. All of your flowers are just beautiful. Great photos.

Carla said...

Your Lowes has quite a selection!
Sorry about the flooding, WOOHOO for the trip to Lowes:)