Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bluestone Perennials Order

I placed a Bluestone Perennials order today: I ordered some Lady's Mantle, Summer Sky Echinacea, Biokovo Geranium, Black Snakeroot (aka Bugbane), and a Butterfly Bush. The thing I'm most excited about, however, is the Innocence Mock Orange (pictured here). It reminds me of the first house my husband and I lived in. Next door to us was a charming old woman with a beautiful garden that happened to serve as a border between our two lawns. In the spring, the scent from her Mock Orange was just heavenly. Wherever you are, Mrs. Winchester, the Mock Orange will always remind me of our little place in Moose Lake and our lovely neighbor!

1 comment:

  1. The Summer Sky Echinacea was a HUGE disappointment. I just never got beyond one leggy little stalk, and one pathetic little flower. I later read somewhere that all of these new cultivars are not as robust as the good old fashioned purple coneflower. I may also have had mine planted in a bed that is pretty crowded. If it comes up this year, then I'm thinking of moving it to a less crowded location.