New Plants in the Garden

Today I made a couple stops for some new plants on my way home from the dentist appointment that was really supposed to be next week. I guess with everything going on lately my head has been spinning and I just got mixed up. Or maybe I’m just getting old? Whatever the case the perfect remedy for a spinning head is to work in the garden and today I did just that. I added several new plants that I’ve never tried before but have wonderful reputations. Unfortunately the camera never made it to the garden so you will have to use your imagination. I’ll highlight them soon on their own but here’s the list of what I added. The one’s with the asterisk are brand new in my garden.

  • Dusty Miller – Senecio cineraria
  • Coleus – Solenostemon
  • Petunia – Petunia hybrida
  • Sweet Potato Vine – Ipomoea batatas
  • Persian Shield* – Strobilanthes dyerianus (I learned of this one through Nan’s book Foliage, it’s a must read, must gawk at the pictures, and definite must have! Thanks Nan!)
  • Black and Blue Salvia – Salvia guaranitica
  • Coreopsis ‘Jethro Tull’* – Coreopsis also called Tickseed

I’ll show you a few pictures soon!


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. All nice colors Dave. Get some rest to stop that head from spinning.

  2. Go Dave!!! As a Jethro Tull fan, I really must get the coreopsis for my own garden, too!

  3. Great selections one & all Dave! You will love Jethro Tull. I bought 2 4" pots last season & was able to divide those into 4 plants this year. It's budding up as we speak! Can't wait to see the pics!

  4. Can’t wait to see them…and believe me…you aren’t getting old! gail

  5. Beautiful Dave. A mixture of Persian Shield & Lavender Lantana makes a gorgeous combination.

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