GREAT PLANTS TO ADD THIS SPRING

It may be March, but the almost 5' pile of snow at the end of our driveway is looking like it has no plans to disappear any time soon.
It's time for a pick-me-up!
A little retail therapy to make me feel like spring is not as far off as the cold and snow has me thinking it is.
Here is just sneak peak at the items on my spring wish list. To see the full wish list please visit this blog post:http://threedogsinagarden.blogspot.ca/2014/03/beginning-to-build-my-spring-wish-list.html
I have one Deutzia shrub and now I have eyes on a pretty pink one.
This is the Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia from Proven Winners: A spring profusion of fragrant pink flowers on a compact (1'-2'), deer-resistant shrub.
The Blue Agastache that I have in the back garden is terrific. It hums with little honey and more rotund bumble bees. This summer I admired the new 'Blue Boa' Agastache they were testing in the trial beds at Edwards Gardens in Toronto
Trial Garden at Edwards Gardens
'Blue Boa' Agastache
I have wanted a Fothergilla shrub for years. The spectacular fall foliage is my main motivator.
With this next wish list item I am channeling a little Piet Oudolf. Here is my inspiration from the natural garden at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
Burnet, Sanguisorbia officinallis 'Red Thunder' (Rosaceae)

Three Dogs in a Garden
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  • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on Mar 14, 2014
    Fothergilla is a wonderful shrub to add to your garden - low care and lovely fragrant flowers plus great fall color! What's not to like?? I love ours!
  • Tracy Gilmore Tracy Gilmore on May 25, 2014
    i had both a pink and white deutzia, sadly lost them with two young young gardeners, i said chop down the laurel in that corner and they cleared it completly, even my favourite feather tree vanished, got a garden revamp going on so maybe i will do a wishlist to remind me of everything i wold like now., ok 3 hours later i just ordered 2 deutzia strawberry fields as it is on offer, will only be a baby but if everything else in my garden is anything to go by it will romp away once established, and have just added the fothergilla shrub, should like my acidic soil if the info is correct. ohh i love this site for getting me to search out plants i might otherwise not know about, but my bank balance wont like it at all oops
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