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Friday, June 3, 2005

Other Garden Wishes!

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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Eastern Redbud) - Saw this at Farmhouse Gardeners. Gorgeous colored leaves! Redbuds have always been one of my favorite trees with those heart-shaped leaves. I must have one of these. Was $75 at F.G. Maybe in the fall.

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Smoke Tree
Cotinus coggygria

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Weeping Redbud ™ Covey
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis Covey

After we get a big problem solved with our creek bank, we want to do a border garden around the perimeter of our backyard with small trees, shrubs (Beautyberry is one I want for sure) and large shrub-type roses. I love that look.

Another thing I have been lusting after for years is Black bamboo! I saw it first at the NC Zoo in Asheboro. It's so gorgeous. I love bamboo. It's very expensive though. But Pat knows someone who's going to GIVE us some! It's a noninvasive type of bamboo. I want to plant it near the pond. I think that will look great.

On the perennial front, I'd like to have more cottagey-type flowers, like foxgloves, hollyhocks, more salvias. I can't tell you how many times I've planted foxgloves. I have no luck with them at all. I know they like some shade. I've tried everywhere! Maybe someday.

Also, I MUST have a Himalayan Blue poppy.
Meconopsis betonicifolia

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