Today I had a pleasant surprise when I got home from work – a box of goodies from J Parker. I placed the order about a month ago, I have to say with some trepidation as I have read some negative comments about them but the prices were so low that I thought I would give them a go.
It was like Christmas all over again opening my box of goodies – all neatly wrapped. Inside were:-
Calla (Zantedeschia) Amethyst
Calla (Zantedeschia) Flame
Athyrium Ursula Red
Athyrium Lady in Red
Hemerocallis Wild Horses
The Athyrium was the real reason for my order – I love Ferns and these really attracted me. Ursula Red looks very similar to my Japanese Painted Fern and Lady in Red has green leaves with red stems which I hope will look more gorgeous than it sounds!
The Calla Lillies are to go on my patio where it floods – they like moisture so I figure that if we have a summer anything like the last two when my patio floods in one corner on a regular basis they should be OK. If not I will move them up to by the pond.
The Hemerocallis is because of some of the US bloggers addiction to these plants I have found myself considering that maybe I should reconsider them and get some more but different to the everyday yellowy/orange ones I have. Wild Horses has creamy white flowers with a black-purple eye zone above a green throat – words straight from the catalogue. Looks very pretty and should work with the increasing amount of purple red flowers I have.
Sanguisorba is because I have seen quite a few of these in magazines and have been coverting for a while!
As for the Pulsatilla – these are 6 free plants. I have 1 already which is quite nice so I dont mind some more but I am going to try and bulk them up and sell them at the plant sale in May.
So there I was as it was getting dark in the greenhouse frantically potting all them (with the exception of the Calla Lillies) up so they didnt die. Fingers crossed they do well.