Thursday, September 13, 2012


Earlier I wrote about the plants I bought for my new house, even though I had initially thought I might wait to fully understand the environment before buying anything.  

Yeah right.

So what does one do with plants they buy but cannot plant in their own garden?  
They certainly can't stay in the box.

I planted them - still in the pots - in my parents' garden where I will overwinter them and then transplant them again in the spring.  
These maps will be key to understanding what is coming up in the spring, both to ensure I have all of mine and so I don't dig up any of the hostas that aren't mine.

The Friends of Gardens Manitoba is having its Fall Perennial sale this Saturday.  Instead of going to the cottage we will stay in the city Friday just so I can check it out.

I may need to make more guest room in the beds.

Sharing with Fertilizer Friday.


  1. It's great to get end of season bargains. I just made my last plant purchase for the year. Fall is a good time to plant a lot of things here. Enjoy your new home and the perennial sale!

    1. Beth, I just spent another $230 at the sale today, but buy oh buy did I get a lot. Amazing prices. I'll detail it all in an upcoming post!

  2. I have been known to do that too!!! It is a great way to store them till next season!
    I shared this post to tootsie time facebook page!!!
    thanks for linking in this week I hope you will again soon!
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    1. Tootsie, I am glad you have done the same, it just makes sense to disturb the roots less

  3. What kind of weather will you have for your move? I hope it goes smoothly. You'll have those plants to look forward to planting when spring gets here.

    1. Pre buying now will certainly help take some guess work out if my planning this winter. The move could be cold or warm, we will have to wait and see, but I don't think I will plant anything but bulbs thus fall.

  4. Great idea, especially when you are fostering your plants like you are this winter. Hope it goes well this winter and spring when you get to replant them

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

    1. Thanks Yael, I have a tonne more to add to the temporary garden this week now, I guess I know how I will spend my evenings, LOL