Monday, 10 September 2012
revisioning the plant lust list.
Well it was another glorious weekend here in the PNW. Saturday was filled with sunshine and warmth, while yesterday was slightly cooler. It sounds like an odd thing to be saying (and equally odd coming from me) but we also got some much needed rain. But I feel entirely pleased that the rain seemed to fall as I was going to bed and was clear by morning - the best kind of rain!! But with all this splendour I got to thinking. And thinking lead to revisioning some of my lists. More specifically my plant lust list. A few months ago I posted about some of the current favourites on the plant lust list, but with some acquisitions and some temperamental changes I have come up with some revisions.
I should start with the plants that I acquired...
-Agave bracteosa 'calamar'
- Chamaerops humilis cerfifera
- Yucca Rostrata x3 (*without a trunk*)
- Cordyline Indivisa - This one is coming next spring if it survives until then. Someone I know has 4 seedlings that he started from seed and has offered me one.
It was a fairly busy summer in terms of plant expeditions. I am so very pleased that I was able to cross off 4 plants from the top ten current plant lust list. Yikes! So what does this make room for? What does the list look like now?
*red indicates new additions
10. Sabal Minor - Sabal minor has moved from spot number 7 to 10. Yikes, this looks bad. It would almost appear that I have lost favour with this palm. Don't worry. I still am pining after a beautiful sabal but the realization of how difficult it is to get these palms around here has moved it down just slightly on the lust list.
9. Trunking Yucca Rostrata - This one stays! Yes, I bought three of these yuccas this year and I still want one. That is because I want a trunk and I'm too impatient to wait for mine to grow up.
8. Callistemon 'Woodlanders Hardy Red' - I feel like my life is not complete until I plant a callistemon.
7. Agave havardiana - Stays on the list buts moves from 5 to 7.
6. Chamaedorea Radicalis - need I say more. This tropical looking palm just belongs in the palm garden.
5. Brahea Armata - This glorious palm stays on the list and moves from spot number 9 all the way into the top 5! I am just insane over its gorgeous blue fronds.
4. Melianthus Major 'Antonow's Blue' - Jane from Mulch Maid blog introduced me to this plant and now I simply must have it!
3. Jubaea Chilensis - need I say more?
2. This spot is up for grabs... any suggestions?! possibilities include butia eriospatha, schefflera taiwaniana, schefflera delavayi ... it has got to be epic that's all I know.
1. Nolina 'La Siberica' - Can you believe this plant is virtually non existent in B.C? No nurseries that I can find sell it. No one seems to have it. Luckily for me, Phoenix Perennials is doing a Cistus order in the springtime!!! I think I might have to get a few of them.
How has your list changed this year?! Any new treasures that I need to know about for next spring?! Please tell!