Successes: Last year I blogged about purchasing a cardamon plant. I put it in my office, and it has thrived. And thrived. I could repot it and it would get 10 feet tall if I let it. I can't, so I have let it fill up the pot. Now I have to think about what to do next.
A small impatien plant I purchased didn't do well in the office and got spindly, but it has been blooming all winter on my windowsill.
Failures: I managed to knock off the last dendrobium orchard plant I had from previous years; all I have left now is the one I bought at an orchard show recently. I am going to try "weighing" the plants to know when to water (I suspect I overwatered, and they won't forgive that).
So, onto this year.
Two weeks I purchased a new petunia called Supertunia "Pretty Much Picasso". These have pink flowers with an edging of green. I'm a sucker for bicolored flowers and variegated foliage. This one is going in one of the few sunny places I can put a hanging basket.
Too bad about my love for variegated foliage. Plants with such foliage have disappointed me at times for their lack of vigor.
Today, at a local gardening center I bought the following:
A variegated petunia called Purple Frost. I can't find anything on the Internet about this, so it is an absolute gamble. Variegated foliage, so I expect it won't be as vigorous as other "wave" type petunias. Pink flowers.
Miniature Hisbiscus (Anisodontea x hypomandarum) "ht 3ft." "Dark Salmon pink flowers mid-spring thru fall".
This will be an outside plant, to die with the frost.
And, finally, a Strawflower called "Dreamtime".
I have never grown strawflowers, amazing as I dabbled years and years ago in drying flowers. Maybe I will try to find the time to do that (drying) again.
With the nasty weather forecast I won't be able to make up the pots like I had planned to, but I'll have something to do after work this week. Or next.
Easy to make a gardenin' mama happy.