Note to self: refer to this post when my garden's progress seems SO SLOW! 2008 was my first full year of gardening at my Spokane home, and I planted all sorts of things (in addition to plantings from late summer/fall of 2007). No doubt later years will include more editing: transplanting and shovel pruning. But 2008 was a year to start experimenting. Barren beds were planted with baby perennials, bare root english roses, a few lilacs and hydrangeas and fourteen 15-gallon sized trees. Here's the list: Anemone 'Party Dress' pink Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' pink Aquilegia 'Melba Higgins' (columbine) dark purple Armeria mauve and hot pink (thrift) Astilbe 'Red Sentinel' red Delphinium 'Green Twist' white/cream/green Delphinium 'Magic Fountains' White Delphinium 'Magic Fountains' Purple Decentra 'Alba' (bleeding heart) white Gleditsia 'Shademaster' (honeylocust - 5 of these) Helleborus white Hemerocallis 'Barbara Mitchell' (daylily) light peachy pink H. 'Big Smile' yellow/pink/cream H. 'Dublin Elaine' pink/cream double H. 'Elizabeth Salter' melon pink H. 'French Tudor' rose H. 'Joan Senior' white H. 'Jolyene Nichole' rose H. 'Lady Emily' rose-lavender H. 'Lavender Stardust' rose-lavender H. 'Millie Schlumpf' pink H. 'Moroccan Sunrise' rose-lavender H. 'New Testament' pink H. 'Seminole Wind' rose H. 'Siloam Double Classic' peachy-pink H. 'Sue Rothbauer' pink (um, kind of went nuts on daylilies, eh?!) Heuchera 'Green Spice' green/plum/cream leaves, cream flowers H. 'June Bride' white flowers H. 'Palace Purple' plum leaves, cream flowers H. 'Patricia Louise' green leaves, rosy flowers Hosta 'Dancing in the Rain' cream/lt. green/dr. green leaves H. 'Patriot' white/dk. green leaves H. white edges on leaves Hydrangea 'Blushing Bride' white H. 'Limelight' cream/green/pink Iris ensata 'Momogasumi' (Japanese iris) white/mauve I. germanica 'Coming Up Roses' (bearded iris) pink I. dwarf violet from Robyne I. dwarf purple from Cathy I. dwarf blue from Cathy I. dwarf maroon from Cathy I. 'Full Tide' periwinkle blue I. 'Mer du Sud' blue-violet I. 'Perpetual Joy' lavender I. 'Pink Bubbles' dwarf pink I. purple w/ruffles from Cathy I. 'Pure as Gold' yellow I. 'Rapture in Blue' light blue I. 'Rippling River' deep blue-violet Iris siberica 'Blueberry Fair' cobalt/white I. siberica 'Just Because' periwinkle blue Lillium 'Casa Blanca' (oriental lily) white L. 'Stargazer' (oriental lily) crimson/pink/white Liriope spicata (lilyturf) purple L. muscari 'Big Blue' blue-violet Malus 'Spring Snow' (crabapple - 6 of these) white Nepeta '6 Hills Giant' (catmint) violet-blue N. 'Walker's Low' periwinkle Paeonia from Gma Margaret (peony) red Prunus 'Kwanzan' (flowering cherry - 3 of these) pink Pelargonium (ivy geranium) scarlet Rosa 'Charles Rennie Macintosh' (english rose) lilac/pink Rosa 'Crocus Rose' (english rose) cream Rosa 'Eglantyne' (english rose) pink Rosa 'Lichfield Angel' (english rose) cream Rosa 'Teasing Georgia' (english rose) yellow/apricot Salvia 'May Night' dark violet-blue Scabiosa 'Butterfly Pink' (pincushion flower) mauve S. 'Butterfly Blue' lavender Syringa 'Katherine Havemeyer' (lilac) pink/lavender S. 'Krasavitsky Moskvy' white Wisteria 'Black Dragon' violet-blue
Whew - guess the garden did make some progress in 2008!