Friday, January 15, 2010

Another event I will have to attend: Seedy Saturday at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre on March 6, 10AM to 3PM. By the time March rolls around I will no doubt have already gone totally overboard buying more seeds than I could possibly plant, but STILL. Plus it's being held practically in my backyard.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Two Experimental Farm events that are totally going on my calendar:

Rare & Unusual Plant Sale - May 9, 9AM to 1PM, at the KW Neatby building on Carling. Best Mother's Day outing conceivable, really. I will be repeating last year's strategy of showing up 10 minutes early with a wagon.

Native Plant Sale - June 5, 9:30AM to 12:30PM. I'm guessing this is probably hosted at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, since it's their event. The Fletcher garden sounds worth checking out in and of itself, actually; their website is full of interesting tidbits.

Spriiiiiiiinnnnnnggggg how I pine for you!

Friday, January 8, 2010

So before the snow arrived in December, I got winter protection up for neither the magnolia nor the maple, and I completely forgot about a poppy I'd been meaning to plant, so it's probably all frozen and dead now. FAIL. Hopefully the shrubs at least will survive.

In better news, I can haz Vesey's catalogue! So here is the shopping list for spring 2010:

Astilbe, which I started from seed back at Jamieson and have been meaning to buy more of ever since. Shady and tall FTW.

How's this for an awesome fern? It starts out ORANGE and turns green as it matures.

"Naturalizes easily" is all too often code-speak for "mad invasive", but these mallows have caught my eye for ages.

I have been saying I should get myself some coreopsis, since I've been admiring its tall clouds of yellow flowers in other people's yards. Just to be different, I think I'll go for the one that starts out red and then turns yellow.

I feel a little silly contemplating spending $20 on a pulmonaria, but look at the flowers on this thing! Much cooler than the usual blue kind.