Yesterday I made the trek up to Stillwater to visit Bustani Plant Farm and take care of some jdstar business. I took one of my neighbors with me and we combed up and down every aisle reading every description and oohing and ahhing over all of the plants. I had only been once before and it was last fall at the very end of their season. I was pretty excited to see what they looked like fully stocked.
So I bought 14 plants, all but one, the Passion Flower, for the pocket prairie. Passion Flower is going in my front flowerbed and something I’ve been looking for for about a month. I picked the other plants because they are native to this area of the country and would help jumpstart the color out there.
So here are the plants, linked to a description:
Everything was planted out and watered in this morning. We’ve been talking about where to put the sign and considering adding a pocket library to the pocket prairie. It would be a great place to share some of the gardening books I no longer use. I’m hoping the pole will be placed sometime today. As you can see below, it’s still looking pretty rough. This feels like the hardest part. Waiting and hoping I am not forced to mow it. This picture is from today. What do you think?