Garden shopping list 2015


  • ? Add an American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) to the wet corner?  Decided not to at this point.
  • Replace Sweet Autumn clematis that died in winter 2013/2014 on the north alley fence with – same clematis? or different clematis? or different vine(which one?)? Did not replace – some ‘Harlequin’ honeysuckle reappeared.
  • Add a ‘Tuff Stuff’ hydrangea (from Cudmores?) to front bed behind ‘Tiny Tuff Stuff’ Done.
  • Replace any south alley clematises that winterkill. Did not do – ones on the fence side struggle – does not make sense to plant more there.
  • Add more dwarf Iberis to front bed.  Could not find any…
  • Add back rodgersias under pines near path to compost heap – to replace those that were moved two years ago when the golden boxwood (which died last winter!) was planted in that spot.  it appears some are returning from roots left behind – waiting to see if they survive.
  • add a ‘Niobe’ clematis to climb into the Ninebark shrub on the south side of the driveway.  Done – but I’m not impressed with it….

Garden shopping list 2014


Name Quantity Placement/use Source
Hand tamper tool 1 to compact and level base under brick edging ?

purchased at Cliff’s – very handy tool! (4″x10″ tamper blade)

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 1 ‘wet corner’ bed, placed near rear fence, to line up with center path in oak bed Connon Nurseries

deferred to 2015

Bunchberries (Cornus Canadensis) ~6-8 try in several places in backyard to try to find a suitable area for them! Connon Nurseries

decided not to try them as have never got them to succeed here before

Hairy Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum pubescens) 2-3 Along ‘golden path’ area under the pines Acorus?

could not find a source for them

Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium montanum or Sisyrinchium angustifolium) 1 for ‘tear drop’ bed Botanus or divide clump under Japanese wisteria

decided to use dark heucheras instead

Geranium cantabrigiense’ Biokovo’ and/or G. renardi 1 for ‘tear drop’ bed Connon

still considering whether to use this in this bed

Running Strawberry Bush (Euonymus obovatus) 1-2 Under pussy willow, south side of shed, to cover bare ground after marsh marigolds and trilliums go dormant ?

still undecided whether to use this here

Mammoth Chrysanthemum ‘Pink Daisy’ 1-2 Driveway border, near road Gardenimport – or local nursery?

bought at Nortland

 Limonium latifolium  1-2 herb bed/south side of driveway  ? Sheridan?

did not buy