New Plants for the Garden! Thanks Annie’s!

New plants for the garden are always SO much fun!  Especially when an order from Annie’s Annuals & Perennials arrives!  Annie’s is known for rare and unusual annual & perennial plants.  They specialize in cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California natives.

I have a few open spots in my main mixed border just waiting for new specimens so I decided to try Annie’s Annuals & Perennials.  Annie’s has many, many, fun plants to choose from and I carefully selected a couple of perennials for  zone 6 and a few annuals that are known as self-seeders so they have a good chance of reappearing in next year’s garden.  This is my first order from Annie’s and I am very happy with the quality of the plants and timeliness of delivery. Always good traits when purchasing via mail-order.

I like to support my local nurseries and propagate my own cuttings but it’s also fun to go beyond the local borders and add a little unusual variety to your garden every now and again.  Otherwise how are you to keep an ‘edge’ amongst your fellow gardening gurus!

Here are my selections.  I’ll provide a growing update on these choices throughout the season and some of my own pictures when they begin to flower. Plant photos are compliments of Annie’s.

Salvia argentea ‘Silver Sage’ – Drought tolerant perennial, US hardiness zones 5-10

Salvia horminum ‘Blue’ – Annual, all zones

Verbascum hybrid ‘Southern Charm’ – Drought tolerant, deer resistant, US hardiness zones 5-10

Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Prom Dress’ – Annual, all zones

Cerenthe major purpurascens ‘Blue Honeywart’ – Annual, all zones

Have you purchased any new plants recently? Who are some of your favorite mail-order suppliers?  Are you willing to share how you keep your ‘edge?’

Don’t forget about igardendaily’s fun giveaway running until June 5th.  Click here to see details.