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.
Verbascum hybrid ‘Southern Charm’ – Drought tolerant, deer resistant, US hardiness zones 5-10
Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Prom Dress’ – 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?’
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