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Shopping + gardening = happiness

Gardening is supposed to be therapeutic and I sure know that shopping usually makes me feel better, so a visit to the local nursery was what my “inner-doctor” ordered for today. And what a joy it was to find something I’ve been looking for forever! Miscanthus sinesis giant variegata was waiting for me – three of them sitting there (I always buy in threes). So of course they came home with me, no hesitation, lovely healthy looking specimens. I couldn’t resist a few extra finds …

Now all I have to do is finish the “big clean-up“, dig some holes and in they’ll go.

My newest acquisitions

[one_half]Miscanthus sinesis giant variegataMiscanthus sinesis giant variegata[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Imperata Red Baron (Thank you Barbie!)Imperata Red Baron (Thank you Barbie!)[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Miscanthus sinesis Zebrinus – dittoMiscanthus sinesis Zebrinus[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Dusty Miller – I love thisDusty Miller - I love this[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Inspection of the new acquisitionsInspection of the new acquisitions[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Great! My purchases have been approved!Great! My purchases have been approved![/one_half_last]

Yes, I think I am actually starting to feel just a little bit better. Just goes to show … Shopping + gardening = happier.

Now, if the sun would just shine …

Happy gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

6 replies on “Shopping + gardening = happiness”

You bought three of each of the Miscanthus? I’m not familiar with the giant variegata (probably known by a different name here) but the zebrinus gets pretty large and since “giant” is in the name of the other it probably does too.

Before planting check the maximum sizes of these — you may find you have a couple extras to return or give away.

I’m glad you’re getting into the grasses though. It’s one small step from them to bamboo, so look out. 🙂

Yeay!!! That is so great… 🙂 so glad to hear the happiness is creeping back again AND Miscanthus! Fantastic. We are definitely due for a shopping outing 🙂

Looks like the kitty is happy with your purchases, too! I agree that shopping and gardening–especially the two in combination–are good therapy. Here’s wishing for sunshine to come your way!

I absolutely agree. I went to the nursery this morning and I was only going to buy one pot and some potting mix. You can guess the rest of the story. (But I limited myself to 2 punnets of seedlings and 5 plants, so that’s a kind of self-control, right?) That variegated miscanthus is spectacular.

My cat likes to nibble on anything long, slender, and grass like. But my zebra grass is five feet tall and way past kitty reaches. I am glad you are feeling up to shopping. It really is a pick-me-up if you can get out and do it.

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