Since we didn't finish naming all the new plants and flowers yesterday on our Thursday Thirteen, we created a Friday Fourteen to see how many more we can name! Maw is planting perennials so that she will have seasonal color spring, summer and fall. And she's planting a few annuals just because she likes them. But she wants to attract hummers and flybutters and beez with her flowers. So she's trying to buy stuff that those creachurs are attracted to. So here's some more:
1. Lobelia Cardinalis (Cardinal Flower) (already yanked out because it didn't last)
2. Eolvulus Nutttallianus (Blue Daze) annual
3. Alternanthera 'Red Threads' Amaranto, (Joseph's Coat) annual
4. Lagerstroemia Indica (Dynamite Crape Myrtle)
5. Scaevola, Brilliant annual
6. Variegated Liriope
7. Cast Iron Plant
8. Wild Red Columbine (yanked 2 of these out already, will see if the 3rd one makes it.)
9. Turks Cap
10. Plectranthus coleoides 'Nicolleta', (Nicolleta Swedish Ivy)
11. Purple Fountain Grass annual
12. Dwarf Mondo Grass
13. Maw plans on getting several varieties of Autumn sage to attract the hummers.
14. 900 sq. ft. of St. Augustine sod is being delivered on Wednesday. Maw says this is more sq. footage than her first house in Omaha was. She's gonna be furry tired and sore after Wednesday.... Anyhoo, the Bur Oak, the Aristocrat Pear, the Bald Cypress, and the Chinese Pistachio trees that she has planted over the years have shaded most of the ornamental garden areas and a lot of the grass. So, that's why she's planting St. Augustine grass and shade tolerant perennials in many areas.
Oh, and she's probably gonna refrigerate some tulips and plant those in December. Tulips are only annuals here because it doesn't get cold enough for them. So in order to make them grow, you have to buy them in the fall and refrigerate them for like 45 days or something and then plant them. They will bloom in February or March depending on the weather.