Three New Plants
Posted by Jake on 6 July, 2009
Right before I left for Kentucky in June I planted a Peruvian Daffodil, Hymenocallis festalis. Well, I forgot about it until yesterday I noticed something coming through the mulch. At first I thought it was an Amaryllis, but I knew I hadn’t planted an Amaryllis there. Anyway, I am now excited again, because it is like a new plant that I now have, but forgot about.
The second new plant is called Rough Horsetail, Equisetum hyemale. It is a plant that I was interested when I lived in Kentucky, but never actually purchased it. What reminded me of it was at an amusement park called Kings Island in Ohio that I visted when I was in Kentucky. It was planted near a que line for a roller coaster and I sw it and thought to myslef what it was. It finally came to me and I was like, “I have to get some of it.”, so I did.
While looking online on the site I bought the Horsetail I saw the Broadleaf Cattail, Typha latifolia. I know it is an odd purchase, but I like the way they look and thought I would try one out. We will see how it goes and I will ofcourse report it here.
I got the Horsetail and Cattail from a nursery in Memphis, TN called Dove Creek Gardens. I ordered them on a Friday night and they arrived last Friday for me to plant. I would reccomend them for your Ornamental Grass, Bamboo, and Water Garden Plant needs.
I hope you had a great Fourth of July and I hope you have a great week. We are suppose to get quite a bit of rain through Thursday, I really hope the weatherman is right.