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Let The Collection Commence" Thanks To Gee

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*The Postman arrived this morning with a large parcel for me, so exciting! it was very nicely wrapped it seemed a shame to open it up. But excitement over took me and I very quickly had the box opened to find five small tubes also very carefully wrapped, so off with the wrappings and I gently lifted out each one to find Five different Heucheras sent to me very kindly from Gee;0))

I have been admiring other Goyers Heucheras plants for sometime now and I am delighted and very grateful to Gee for sharing some of hers with me!

Each Tube had the name on as follows, Purple Palace, Frosted Violet, Ginger Ale Ginger Peach and one Unknown.

For a change the sun was shining so I set to work planting my little collection, I decided to plant them all together in a large pot, so I could admire and keep a careful watch until they were ready to put in the borders, I planted my new Golden Thyme in the center to offset all the colours of the Heucheras. I am very pleased with the finished outcome!"

The view from the patio, Dont they look Great;0))

So a big Thank You again to Gee for her kindness!.
I would be interested from other Goy members of other suggestions I could look out for to add to my collection

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Ooh lovely :) I'm hoping to expand my collection of Heucheras in the future. I have four so far :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

That's so nice of Gee to send the Heucheras, Carole, and I love the way you've planted them in the pot. You can watch their progress easily from there. I have Heuchera Electra on my latest "Cabin Fever" blog .. that's a colour you don't seem to have yet...

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Crafty which ones do you have?

Thanks Terra I was looking at Electra on your blog a lovely yellow , I will put it on my list ;0)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Those are great- and a present! My favourite (at the moment ) is Blackberry Jam, because the new leaves are looking good enough to eat.

25 Apr, 2012

 

and this is why Goy is such a wonderful place. so many of you share your plants around.
lovely collection yu've started. Look up Vicky1 she and her husband breed heucheras. Look up Plantagogo, thats there site. prepare to drool :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

how lovely of Gee to send you these carole to start your collection.
i have a few but cant think of the names right now lol, having a senior moment here hahaha
come back if i remember ok :o)))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Graciously recieved and their contrasting colours look good with your golden thyme.

25 Apr, 2012

amy
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A lovely start to your collection Carole , I have been collecting them for some time , Creme Brule is a favourite , Berry smoothie ,electra, Midnight Rose ,Marmalade , golly I've just counted my labels and I have 15, Sourthern Comfort , Peach Flambe , to name a few , when I split some up I will let you know :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Hello my name is Pansypotter and I am NOW a Heuchera addict :o) lol. No cure I am afraid just enjoy the addiction. lol. I love all the different colours and the way the leaves curl and twist. I am a little bit addicted to Hostas also. Trying to curb my habit but not doing that well trouble is I think being on this site just encourages all our addictions but eh ho who really worries about those kind of addictions anyway. lol. :o) Just enjoy your new plants we are always here to talk if you need to. lol.

25 Apr, 2012

 

They do look good potted up, Carole. I have several in pots as well as in the garden. They are all so attractive that I have become rather addicted too :)

25 Apr, 2012

 

That's brilliant! I really must have a look and see if I can split my Blackberry Jam and send you all a bit of them. They are stunning. I just haven't ever split one before so am a bit cautious about it. I think the cardboard tube idea is terrific...I shall definitely copy that idea! :))

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely gifts from Gee,Carole,and they look lovely in that pot..lucky lady :o)...and they don't take that long to grow into decent sized plants ..I wonder if the unknown one is Red Spangles..if that is the one with green foliage ? Just a thought..

25 Apr, 2012

 

I have to agree with everyone that you have the beginnings of a lovely Heuchera collection ... well done to Gee for sending them! ... I should have some ready to send you in a week or so, Carole ... :o)

25 Apr, 2012

 

How kind of Gee they look very well grown plants, and I like where you have put them, good idea using a tube.

25 Apr, 2012

 

They look lovely together

25 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Ojib Blackberry Jam, what a lovley name sounds good enough to eat;0)

Thanks Seaburn I will look up the sites you have given me, the only thing is I may become bankrupt lol

Thanks Sandra I think Im smitten lol

Thanks Stroller they do look good with the Thyme

Goodness Amy Im drooling what lovely names, funny how they are mostly to do with eating and drinking, think you may have your collection going on there;0)

Lol Olive "Heucheras Anonymous" HAS A NEW MEMBER ;0))

Karen S Blackberry Jam sounds very popular and very tasty too;0))

Hi Sandra wil remember Red Spangles and google it so I see if its the one Gee sent me;0)

Thanks Shirley Heucheras have quite a fan club on Goy, Im quite excited at the thought of having a collection, another interest and so many to look out for;0)

Thanks Dotty D It was kind of Gee and the tubes are a great idea;0)

Thanks Sheila Im really pleased at how all the colours compliment each other;0)

25 Apr, 2012

 

Isn't it nice to send and receive plants :o) The new heucheras look great in that pot. I've got a few nice ones but can't remember their names right now. I'll put photos of them when i find the labells.

25 Apr, 2012

 

Lovely pressie Carole. Very kind of Gee. :o)
They look beautiful mixed with the Thyme.
I don't have any...ahhhh. Have only really taken notice of them since being on GoY. Will have to get myself some. :o)

26 Apr, 2012

 

Pansy, I have Berry Smoothie, (my favourite) Key Lime Pie, Creme Brulee and Can-Can. I've seen some that look like they've got glitter on them and some with ruffled edges. No sign of any flowers on mine yet this year. I've seen some bright red ones on the internet. I just love how they give the garden colour all through the year :)

26 Apr, 2012

 

Very kind of Gee to send them for you i've got 2 at the moment and would like to collect afew more.

26 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Carol Im amazed at there are so many and new ones being added all the time!;0)

Thanks HywelI agree so nice to recieve and exchange plants with other members, I have the Phlox Laura which you sent me a couple of years ago and always think of you when I see it [starting to produce new growth now;0) .

Thanks Linda for your nice comments, it was seeing all the lovely pictures on here that really got me longing, so next time at the GC I will buy another couple and build up my and when I can;0))

Crafty You have given be a few more names to add to my list , cant wait now to go shopping LOL

26 Apr, 2012

 

I am afraid i am also becoming an addict for these due to being on here!! i will be bankrupt if i have to go and buy all these as well as all the work i still have to do!! the only thing i have plenty of is Sedum Spectabile and hardy geraniums!!

29 Apr, 2012

 

Sedums are wonderful just for foliage or flower, so hardy and easy to split.and Hardy Gerainiums a mainstay in any border , so you are off to a good start already, try to focus and start with perienials which are good value and hardy.
Good Luckand Happy Gardening;0)

29 Apr, 2012

 

What a good idea to put them together like this. The pot looks lovely and they will soon grow big enough to plant out in the garden. I joined Heucheras anonymous last year too. Lovely caring sharing people there. Lovely of Gee to share with you. What a good idea the tubes are....

13 May, 2012

 

Have only just caught up with this blog, what a lovely start to your collection PP, and very kind of Gee. I bought Caramel last year, and my word it is lighting up the garden, very pretty. I also have Blackberry Jam, which I can recommend, Lime Ricky, Berry Smoothie, and of course Marmalade, plus a few others. Totally addicted.

14 May, 2012

 

Thanks Homebird I am so pleased with them, may look up Heucheras Anonymous myself;0)

Thanks Cinderella Caramel sounds lovely as does Lime Ricky I must have a peep at your pictures too ;0))

14 May, 2012

 

Just going to put a couple of pics on PP.

14 May, 2012

 

Will watch out for them;0)

14 May, 2012

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