Every month May Dreams Gardens hosts Bloom day where people from around the globe post what’s blooming in their garden. The weather this fall has been amazing. Lots of chilly nights with hot cocoa or apple cider and plenty of time around the fire pit. My garden was getting a little bare so I went on a major fall plant buying binge. I always get nervous when I buy plants around this time of year. I never know if an unsuspecting frost or heatwave will appear and wipe out all of my new plants. Initially, I played it safe by just buying a few seasonal plants. Just a six pack of snapdragons and violas.
Viola Tiger Eyes
But then I accidentally removed on of my husbands favorite plants, the felicia aethipica or Margarette daisies. Luckily, one of my favorite nurseries, Annie’s Annuals, was selling them. I bought those and then I threw in a African Bride Nigella for fun.
This probably would have been enough but then I just happen to be in the neighborhood of my favorite local nursery, Talini’s. They had a great selection of new plants. Some of which were also from Annie’s Annuals. I ended up coming home with two succulents, a dusty pink Anigozanthos or Kangaroo paw, a bright colored Linaria reticulata ‘Flamenco’, a cool black dianthus, three different poppies, two more violas and Chrysanthemum ‘Felicia’.
The garden still has some old favorites. The alyssum, roses, Mexican primrose and chrysanthemum and are all doing well. Also, the Erigeron Glaucus ‘Wayne Roderick’ that I bought last spring is really taking off as well this fall. It’s nice to finally see some color in the garden. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the frost stays away until these babies are firmly established. Happy Bloom day everyone!