Monday, April 20, 2009

Hazards of Buying Perennials in a Bag

Sometimes I succumb to the siren call of the pretty picture on the front of a bag of little roots.

This daylily was supposed to be 'Little Women' and fit well with Lullabye Baby and Fairy Tale Pink. The eagerly awaited first bloom was not pink with a red halo.

I scooped it up and moved it to the Long Rock Bed to blend happily with other yellows and a border of Purple Heart.

You would think I would learn.


  1. That happens to me often - especially with azaleas. I planted a circle of what I thought were all the same color. One is completely different!!!

  2. LOL. We don't even get mad about it. We just up and move it. I'm still hoping my Golden Showers rose is at least a yellow.

  3. We still love that little yellow daylily. I do this all the time, and I always say I am not doin' it again, I'm NOT!

    I always do. lol

  4. I don't remember if I've gotten plants that way before this year. My problem is that I can't find the bag of dahlia bulb/tubers to get them planted.

    I do like that yellow, though.


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