Sunday, January 01, 2006

What I Long For

The seed catalogs are here. It's as if somebody hit a switch that turned the flood of Christmas gift catalogs into a flood of seed catalogs. How do they do that?

First up in my list of longed-for plants: Persicaria, a pretty moundy foamy plant with long, skinny red flowers. Natural and beautiful. A favorite of Dutch gardener Piet Oudolf, whose books are well worth drooling over.

Bluestone Perennials, Inc -- PERSICARIA FIRETAIL