Stokesia (Stoke's Aster) are a new favorite of mine. My 3 beauties are just hitting their stride. Again, I may have to sneak one along with me and see it lives.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Say it Ain't So?
My research continues on what plants from my garden are going to be hardy enough to transition to Minnesota with me. I've found a few major bummers lately, and am toying with trying them up in zone 4 anyway. First, can it really be true? Butterfly Bushes are not hard in zone 4? I've seen some estimates say they are only hardy to zone 6-which I am far from... and they grow here. So, I may try to take one with me anyway. They attract so many beauties! I have 4 mature ones in my garden now, and can watch hummers and butterflies galore on them all day. And they smell so sweet! Daisies? REALLY? A garden without daisies seems impossible. Can it be? I've yet to see a single estimate that says any of my daisies are hardy below zone 5, but I may have to try this out myself.