A couple of nurseries in my inbox are having massive summer sales at the moment.
Agave titanota ‘Banana Peel,’ photo from Plant Delights. I was surprised at how many agaves they’ve included in their sale. It’s a great way to acquire some of these rare beauties from their extensive agave listings.
And that stellar source for everything for your dry garden, High Country Gardens, has also discounted some beautiful plants. Above is ‘Blue Boa’ hummingbird mint, which I just found local and planted in my garden as a matter of fact, and I can testify that that color is not photoshopped. In Southern California, agastaches planted now will have months of bloom ahead. Water them in well and mulch and they’ll sail through upcoming heat waves. I think today might be the last day for HCG’s sale, so do check out their website posthaste.
I was surprised to find A. ‘Blue Boa’ locally this year. Hopefully it will not be laid low by winter swampish conditions-which felled the last one I bought when we Idylled up in the PNW. Swansons I think. Thanks for the heads up re:Plant Delights.
Thanks for the heads up! Can’t wait to do some online shopping.
@Kathy, agastaches are finally beginning to make sense in my garden. Blue Blazes has been around a couple years now, so I’m running with success!
@Peter, you are most welcome.
VERY tempting, even though I repeatedly promise myself that I’m NOT going to plant anything new during the summer months. How many times have I kept that promise you may ask? Exactly none to my recollection but there’s always a first time. While I was gone, Annie’s sent me a notice that no fewer than 5 things I had on my wishlist are currently available now too. What’s a gardener to do?!