If memory serves, the grafted tomato potato plant has been around for a long time. Gurney's Seed and Nursery used to carry them in the 70's. However, someone's marketing department decided that this was the year to push this plant and give it a fun name, "Ketchup 'n' Fries by Tomtato." Kind of cute.
However, at this price, one could grow a lot of tomatoes and potatoes separately or make their own grafted plants to maximize limited garden space. See how to do it yourself here.
Digiplexis 'Illumination Flame' which didn't return in my garden this spring, is now joined by Digiplexis 'Raspberry.' Pretty for sure but I'm equally fond of Digitalis which is quite reliable!
This year I will rip out the cursed inherited vinca on a sunny slope and replace it with iris! (I just got an Iris catalog in the mail and want them all.) Here's 'That's All Folks' looking as sunny as Doris Day.
'Edith Wolford' is very popular.
This time of year when nurseries are full to the gills is so much fun!
Peony 'Bartzlla' a true yellow herbaceous peony is quite unusual.
When I was doing my student teaching a billion years ago, I bought my first Washington fuchsia basket at Watson's. They'd opened that spring and the fuchsias were on sale in September. Coming from an area with a three-month growing season, I was delighted that the plant would bloom for at least that long. Who could have known then how large and popular the nursery was to become?
This gorgeous hibiscus was tempting but I already have one like it that sailed through the winter in the greenhouse.
Interesting idea! You can purchase kits for these raised beds, assemble and fill them with soil and voila a garden!
Watson's grows most of their own annuals.
Meanwhile in the "stuff" area. Isn't the ginkgo leaf vase cool?
And the sea urchin vase.
The peach colored foliage of Acer pseudoplatanus 'Esk Sunset' purple leaved beach and sky blue hydrangeas make a very nice combination.
So much more to explore but that'll have to wait for another day!
Happy weekend and happy gardening!