What Is Your Best New Plant For 2013?
What is your best new plant of the year 2013? The one you got this spring, or last fall, that has amazed you with performance, beauty--even, perhaps, ease. Here the award goes to Salvia 'Wendy's Wish', which arrived blooming, and is still blooming. The hummingbirds love it, as do I. A hard pruning a few weeks ago, and Wendy is refreshed and compact again, and blooming, blooming.
The Trachelium caeruleum I got last year did nothing last year. A bit of it survived and did great this year, in full shade. A runner up.
Some super roses, but--they are always super.
Best old plant of 2013, this Camellia, back from the dead. I was forced to cut it to the ground in 2012 while redoing one section of the garden. I expected it would die. Nope. All better!
My hope for Best New Plant of 2014? We'll see how Azara microphylla does here. I'm taking out the old-beyond-their-years Dodoneas and replacing them with the Pittosporum 'Tasman Ruffles' that are in too much shade. The Azaras will go where the Pittos were. Musical plants.
So, what is your New Plant of the Year? Your Old Plant? Do tell!