I bought my very first Buddleia this past Spring, called Petite Plum Dwarf Butterfly Bush. My plan was to plant it in a container and leave it on my patio, year round. It didn't take long for me to start wondering if this plant would get too big for the 14" pot I planted it in. Here it is only a few months after I bought it.
It started to bloom in July and I have been thoroughly enjoying it's lovely fragrance. A little hummingbird has also been checking out the blooms, but I have yet to see a butterfly.
I don't know what to do with it this fall, whether to leave it in this pot on our patio as planned, or to plant it in a less than suitable (shady) place in my yard. Any suggestions would be very welcome!
The Crocus are taking over the world! Or at the very least, my yard. When we moved into our home 6 years ago, that first Spring a few pretty purple crocus sprung up here and there. Lovely, I thought to myself, a beautiful beginning to the gardening season. A few years later, I was finding more and more of them, and noticed they were even growing in the lawn. This year, it seems they've put on a mighty surge, popping up pretty much everywhere, including many in my back lawn. My husband noticed the crocus in the lawn for the first time (he's not much of an outdoors sort) and he wasn't too pleased, to put it mildly. So now their secret is out, and I'm not planning on stopping them. So be prepared, they are heading your way.