Green for st patty's day:
I place my "berry" orders today, hope they all arrive (put on there no substitutes and no credits so I can hope they obey) and hope they all grow as this will pretty much round out the plantings for berries in my forest garden.
I ordered 3 each of 5 kinds of raspberries to add to my raspberry patch, 3 fall gold, 3 fall red, 3 heritage (which are all 3 everbearers) 3 amber and 3 black hawk which are summer bearers.
I ordered 2 black satin thornless blackberries to add to the primocane Jan's that I put in last year, these are runnerless and have to be tip layered for propagation so that is great.
I ordered 2 Purple Juneberries to go with my 2 Serviceberries I put in last year.
I ordered 2 more paw paw to add to the babies that are growing now.
I ordered 2 Hansen bush Cherries to add to the other cherries we have (2 sweet, 2 sour, 1 ornamental and several wild)
I ordered 3 kiwi's to try here, a male and a female Arctic Kiwi Hardy and an Issai that is said to be self fertile but will also fertilize the female Arctic..they will go together over a sturdy arbor with some grapes and climbing roses in the forest garden
I ordered 2 golden Clematis Tangutica which I had before but they died when I attempted to move them..so I missed them and want them back.
a Blue fountain Agastache ..love agastache
12 creeping phlox as a ground cover under my walnuts trees.
40 liatris, just cause i like them so much, they do good here and they were SOOOOOOO cheap.
One blue Velvet and one blue Moon Honeyberry bushes, as they are supposed to be seedless and a lot like blueberries and my husband can't have the seeds, they bother him..so we'll try these.
That about rounds out the orders for SO FAR this year..can only do so much with limited funds but do still want to buy some seeds and some plants for the pond, found a place i can order wild rice plants..which I want to get started as well as some others for my ponds..of course.
still a lot of ice on the ponds, the ground is still solidly frozen and we still have a lot of snow..even though it got to 58 yesterday and remained 42 overnight..chillier today and colder again next week.