It’s such a pretty shrub
and to think that until
we moved here I had
never seen one.
There are a few in the
lovely soft pink
blossoms remind me of
tufts of cotton candy.
It’s called flowering almond
Prunus triloba, and it’s
hardy to zone 3.
I need more then one, I think I need three…at least. That’s plant lust, the gotta have it, I don’t care what it costs feeling a gardener gets when they see something new, or on their list.
I remember fern leaf peonies first being introduced at the garden center, they were beautiful but even 10 years later at $50 per gallon sized plant, that’s expensive. There were Jack Frost, Brunnera that were easily $45 each because they were a new introduction.
My plant budgets have always been limited so I usually buy my perennials small and watch them grow. And I am
always kind of excited when a hydrangea takes root, to me it’s like a free plant. I divide my Hosta’s
in the fall and they are busy growing in the backyard filling up the new beds my husband made me.
Along with the lily of the valley that really does spread like a weed, a few hydrangea’s, white daisies, and day
lilies galore. I need plants that are tough, and will survive the hot summers, and cold winters here.
Plants are not cheap anymore, probably they never were…but by dividing, and propagating, which isn’t a lot of
work, I can get a full garden, and still have room in my plant budget for other things.
What’s the most expensive plant you have ever bought? Did it survive for a long time? Was it worth it?
And the biggest question, would you buy it again or was it a regret?
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams