I am looking through catalogs and my seed collection to see what I would want to plant next. I also went through my garden pictures over the years and I discovered a few things:
1. Although, some of the plants have changed most of my garden looks the same from year to year
2. I end up planting most things in the same place from year to year.
3. I have a lot of blue flowering plants.
I have actually got more than a couple of favorite plants and colors that have persisted through the years. I did discover one other thing. I couldn't figure out why it was so hard for people to find my front gate. I would find flyers on my garage door once in a while. Now, that I had that Feng Shui class I know it is because the red plants are on the garage door side of the driveway and while I have some red plants near the front gate, I have a few tall and thorny roses there too which are disinviting. But, it is the best place for the plants so I am not going to change it. The people I want to come to my house actually know where the front gate is.
My favorite plants
Lavender, alyssum, roses, gardenia, jasmine, blue daze(convulvulus), euphorbia cotonifolia (Caribbean copper plant), Mussaenda glabra, acalypha pendula (dwarf chenille), Salvia (blue and red fountain)gladiolus, amaryllis (Red Lion), nasturtiums, agapanthus, pachystachys lutea, orchids, flowering olive (Kwai fah), neopenthes, Ti, penta, and pelargoniums.
Edibles I have grown more than a couple of years.
Tomato (sungold, spoon, sweet 100), eggplant ( long green), Peppers (multiple kinds), cucumber (suyo, but my new favorite is tendergreen), strawberries, thyme (lemon, English,French, Silver), citrus trees (approx 14), green onion, garlic chives, bay leaf, Mexican oregano, Mexican tarragon, Greek oregano, marjoram, rosemary, cutting celery(new favorite), Italian parsley.
What are your favorite plants?