White Flower Farm recommends...
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Just in time for the fall planting season, this list of recommended purchases comes from Connecticut's White Flower Farm.
I always get so greedy this time of year. And I regret not taking my own advice and sticking a plastic fork in the ground in the bare spots that reveal themselves in the spring.
Now I have absolutely no idea where to put new bulbs. And I really, really want these alliums.
Lemme know what you think....
* Peony ‘Moonstone’ – Peonies are rugged perennials that produce huge flowers in May to June. Heirloom ‘Moonstone’ has been a garden favorite for years. Its delicate pink, fragrant double blooms have a translucent glow, and its sturdy stems hold them up well.
*Poppy ‘Curlilocks’ – Poppies can stop traffic with their colorful blooms. Bright orange-red ‘Curlilocks’ has deeply cut and ruffled flowers marked inside with black spots. Plant poppies in the fall for gorgeous, large blooms in late spring.
*Ornamental Onions – The bright round globes of Alliums look like starbursts and add interesting shapes to your garden. White Flower Farm’s ‘Garden Globes’ Allium collection includes three colors: white ‘Mount Everest’, lavender-blue ‘Gladiator’ and purple ‘Stratos.’
*Saffron Crocus – The thread-like stigmas inside the flowers of this fall-blooming crocus are the source of culinary saffron. Plant the small corms in early fall, enjoy the lavender-colored blossoms, and collect your own saffron for cooking.
*Daffodil ‘Best Seller’ – Daffodils flowers are deer resistant and voles leave the bulbs alone. Soft yellow ‘Best Seller’ combines well with everything in a spring garden. This new trumpet variety comes from award-winning parents and is very hardy.
*Tulip ‘Monsella’ – Double tulips have large ruffled petals and this one is bright canary yellow with red flames. Bold and beautiful, ‘Monsella’ opens wide in the sun and closes in overcast weather. It’s lightly fragrant and impressive in any garden border
*Tall Bearded Iris – Gardeners love tall bearded iris (Iris germanica) for a rainbow of color in June. Reblooming varieties are increasingly popular, such as ‘Immortality’, ‘Best Best’, and ‘Jennifer Rebecca’. Unlike their siblings, rebloomers don’t go dormant in summer, so should be fertilized and kept watered.