Knowing I’d want plenty of time to get the garden in tip top shape for Saturday's tour I’d cleared my calendar (as much as possible, which amounted to the better part of 3 days) last week. Focus: stay at home, tend to the garden. Come Friday I was going a little stir crazy, rain was threatening, and I decided “to hell with it” and didn’t do any garden tasks. Out running errands I did however stop at my neighborhood nursery, Garden Fever. I needed a little plant therapy and there was a Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist' I’d seen last time through that kept calling to me.
En route to the Fothergilla these ghostly gorgeous Rhododendrons stopped me in my tracks.
I stayed on task though and walked on by. Then I saw this display of cute little 4” Rhododendrons. What’s up with all the Rhody-lust!?
Rhododendron cinnabarinum Orange Flowering
With excellent blue-tinged foliage...
Rhododendron cinnabarinum Red Flowering
And Rhododendron sinogrande…
How impossibly cute are those little leaves!? (that are going to be big leaves someday)
Still, I walk on, I have a mission.
Damn – what’s that? Ficus afghanistanica 'Silver Lyre'…love it!
But (yay), I already have one, after all it is a Cistus introduction.
Oh…look at those blue needles! Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'…
Maybe I can finally rationalize buying one of these by using it as my Christmas tree this year???
What do you think?
Lagerstroemia 'Plum Magic', yum.
And those graphite containers call out to me every time I walk by them. Want! (so many temptations, and yes, I wouldn’t have it any other way)
Finally I grabbed the Fothergilla and then accidently walked back past those darling little 4” Rhodies. Looks like a pair of R. sinogrande jumped into my arms.
I left feeling much better thank you.
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