Most seasonal garden centers are clearing out their inventory and have reduced prices on what’s left. If you still have perennials, shrubs or annuals you’d like to plant, you can save a bundle right now. On my wish list — a shade-friendly hydrangea to replace a sad-looking evergreen globe shrub.
Last week, our local grocery store garden center had everything 50% off. I don’t plant many annuals except my kitchen herbs and flowers by my front door, but recently my Mom handed down some pots and a little plant stand to me. At half off, I might as well fill them!
I found a couple of plants I’d never seen before (not winter hardy here) and couldn’t pass them up. This cute plant (middle) is Millet, Purple Majesty. Looks like a stalk of corn and it will turn deep purple come Fall. It reminds me of years gone by when my yard had plenty of sun and I grew a couple of rows of corn on my little city lot.
This plant was not tagged, so I’m not sure what it is. Looks like some sort of ornamental grass and is an annual in my Zone (4b). Looks like fireworks and lends a nice height to my from entry area. I should be able to overwinter it along with my spike plant come Fall.
Have you discovered new-to-you perennials or annuals you just had to add to your garden this year?