Naked and Vulnerable

I went online shopping for plants and seeds yesterday, bookmarking the ones on my list and putting them all in a folder in My Favorites. I’m not looking for the rarest plants and seeds; some of it is absolutely boring. But I still had a hard time coming up with some of the stuff on my list. Why can’t I find Golden Feverfew seeds in the U.S.? Who goes to page 8 in a Google search to find a Comfrey plant? I made myself crazy searching for some of this stuff and it pretty much took all day.
Here are 20 random picks from my list for 2009. I feel very vulnerable telling you this. Sharing this list makes me feel naked and exposed. Ewwwww.
  1. Angelica gigas (undecided)
  2. Corydalis ‘Blue Panda’
  3. Crambe cordifolia
  4. Achillea ‘The Pearl’
  5. Cryptotaenia atropurpurea
  6. Euphorbia palustris
  7. Gunnera tinctoria
  8. Aster ‘Hulk’
  9. Mazus reptans
  10. Melianthus major
  11. Pennyroyal
  12. Rosa ‘Robusta’
  13. Rodgersia ‘Chocolate Wings’
  14. Sanguisorba menziesii
  15. Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’
  16. Tiger Cub Corn
  17. Variegated Horseradish
  18. Clematis ‘My Angel’
  19. Ornamental Rhubarb (undecided)
  20. Silene uniflorus ‘Druett’s Variegated”
I guess it should be a list of 21 because I’m like a pit bull about finding some Golden Feverfew seeds. I even had dreams about them last night.
Ok, who wants to put in their 2¢ about my list in the forum? I bet you have a list too—I’d love it if you’d share it. I’d feel less naked.
P.S. A little Aster Kissing®, I know I learned of a few of these plants through Horticulture magazine, most notably, Melianthus Major. I was reading Horticulture in the tub, as usual, and when I turned the page and saw it, I literally dropped the magazine into the bath water. Since I’m a pack rat and I keep everything, here’s the evidence.

P.P.S. This list does not include any of our edibles. That’s another post for another day. I’m already feeling so vulnerable.
P.P.P.S. Can I put my clothes back on now?

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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