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Category: Flowers and Vegetables | Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:18 am

OK, I am going to be realistic here.

I do want some new daylilies, and since I can't afford the new introductions that cost hundreds apiece I will settle for the WalMart/KMart varieties. Maybe 5 or six, that is being realistic.

And although I would love to order tons of seeds, I already have tons of seeds. I do want the Brazilian Fireworks and Snail Vine seeds, and maybe the two new morning glories, Rosita and Sunrise Serenade, and the Star Ipomoea. I also want some new Mt. Fuji morning glory seeds because they don't come back true to color from the seeds I saved. And I want to find the purple moonflower vine seed, that is being realistic.

I don't thing I will get any new roses, unless I find one I just can't resist, or two or three. And I may need some new gladioli bulbs, because I stored mine in the uninsulated tin shed and they may have froze, I haven't had a chance to check yet. Even if they didn't I think I need a few more, they are, after all , my favorite flower. That is being realistic.

Now if I run across a ginger or a canna lily I don't have I will do my very best to resist them, but realistically I don't think I can do that. That is being realistic.

So come on everyone, let's all be realistic here, if I can do it so can you.

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glendann wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:18 am:

Being realistic I want a yellow climber.I would love to have some day lilies or any other kinds of lily.I woud love to have Irises lots of them expecially deep purple and blues.I would love some other mixed colored ones.
I will buy far more plants then I shouldn't.That being realistic.


reggaefan wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:37 am:

Got to find the checkbook got to find the checkbook got to...........


eileen wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:25 pm:

HeHeHe Richard don't you know yet that you're fighting a lost cause - realistically!!!! LOL

I will attempt to resist all and every, plant, bulb and seed I see but I already know that I have a VERY low resistance level. Reality is that I will buy each and every plant, bulb and seed that I see and probably a whole lot more!!!

pondlady wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:16 pm:

I go nuts in the spring. The growers send trucks to my house.


cajunbelle wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:48 pm:

See Richard, at least you haven't had any truckloads come to the house yet, just the occasional UPS truck. LOL


bethie wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:45 pm:

To say be Realistic to a bunch of gardeners is Unrealistic in and of itself. I say we will all buy somethings we don't need and won't even do good in our area. We live on Hope for Next Year. Long live Hope.


bethie wrote on Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:07 pm:

What's another name for Brazilian fireworks? Thanks.


cajunbelle wrote on Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:11 am:

Bethie, it is,

porphyrocoma pohliana maracas

they look tropical and are for shady areas. I tried to post a link but it would not do for some reason, but Park Seed has them, the plant and the seed.


zuzu's petals wrote on Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:00 am:

My reality for the coming season is;

A ~ I WILL spend more than I realistically should
B ~ I WILL try to grow plants that are not realistic in my zone
C ~ I WILL bite off more than I can realistically chew

*sigh* It's the same every year.


dooley wrote on Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:33 am:

I promise to send Cajunbelle the morning glory seeds that I promised before Christmas. Also, Glenda, I have some purple iris that need thinning but I have to wait until they bloom to tell which is which because I have white and yellow, too. I don't know what I will buy yet. Too much for sure. Dooley


cajunbelle wrote on Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:08 am:

Dooley, no hurry on the seeds, just whenever you get a chance.

I am glad to see everyone being so realistic,(snicker, snicker), I am very proud of y'all.

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