17 responses

  1. Angi Schneider
    March 5, 2013

    Yay! I’m so excited that the garden party is starting again. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Becky
    March 5, 2013

    So excited for the return of the Garden Party! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Jenny
    March 5, 2013

    Thank you for hosting. I enjoyed reading through your plant list ~ I love the Stella d’Oro daylily too. I’m looking forward to planting some here once we get settled. I’m sharing a post featuring the progress we’ve made on our homestead as we prepare for our market garden this spring. Have a great week.

  4. Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen
    March 5, 2013

    So happy to see the Garden Party back! Stella D’Oro is one of our favorites, too. Where we live just outside of Philly, all the plants on your list are easy to grow, too.

  5. Lisa Lynn
    March 5, 2013

    Yay! Let the gardening season begin! Of course, I have to wait for the snow to melt still, lol! I would love to have you share your linky party on The Linky Love Party I’m hosting! It’s a great way to let people know you’re open for business!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/lets-party.html

    • Jami
      March 5, 2013

      Thanks for the invite, Lisa – I linked up!

  6. Christie
    March 5, 2013

    What ?!! You live in Oregon and don’t have a clematis on your list ?! I think the garden police are going to give you a ticket or something. ; )
    I would add ” heavenly bamboo” to your list. It isn’t a real bamboo. Beautiful small leaves that turn a little red in winter. Plus red berries in winter. No fertilizer, no bugs, just water.
    ~ C

    • Jami
      March 5, 2013

      Well…cough..my lists include plants that grow for me and don’t take much babying. Sigh. I’ve got about 4 clematis right now, I’ve had a few die and one that always wilts mid-season. The rest get mildew, need trimming and cutting all season to look good, and are just temperamental for me. But I still grow them. :) And yes, heavenly bamboo is a good addition, too!

  7. Yael from Home Garden Diggers
    March 6, 2013

    Woohoo! Stirrings of garden life in Oregon. Over here in Salem, my daffs are all up-some blooming as are my tulips and crocuses. And as you can see from my addition, my hellebores are going nuts this year. Happy Spring! And thanks for hostessing.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  8. Stacy
    March 6, 2013

    so glad that you are hosting a garden party! Love your list of plants! Just do a “part 2″ post for the plants others think you overlooked :)

  9. Mindy
    March 6, 2013

    I am SO excited!!!! I love your garden party the mostest. :)
    I’m linkin’ up my first two posts of the season. Yay!

  10. Manuela@ A Cultivated Nest
    March 8, 2013

    Glad to see the garden party is back! I’ll probably link up next week since things are starting to bloom around here.

    I also stopped buying plants from mail order catalogs. I don’t know why, but my success rate with them was just awful. I’d rather buy the seeds and do it myself or we have a very nice nursery in Atlanta that carries more than just your normal veggies and landscaping plants that I like to get plants from.

    Yes, love Black Eyed Susan and purple Coneflower – they last all summer into fall here.

  11. Patty Augeri
    March 8, 2013

    Just read your latest post about your favorites….may I ask what you recommend for clay soil and not enough sun? Sounds like a done deal but I do get my spirea to bloom, along with the lilies and sedum you mentioned. I need something else besides my bee balm for no care, forget about it sure to thrive in my CT garden!

    • Jami
      March 8, 2013

      I guess we have that in common, Patty, even though we are a continent apart: all our soil is clay, too. So everything that does well for me has to make it in clay soil that I add compost to yearly (on top of newspapers for weed control, as it breaks down it fertilizes….). The original list of 7 perennials I linked to has some that do well in shade to part-shade: brunnera, Japanese anemone, Hebe, Heuchera, and some varieties of hardy geraniums. Give them a try!

      • Patty Augeri
        March 8, 2013

        Thanks Jami. I’m going to try the newspaper trick instead of just scattering my homemade compost on top. My huecheras always die, and geraniums barely bloom but I will see how the others do….not familiar with Hebe, can’t wait to start but still have a few months to go!

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