Monday, September 28, 2009

It Just Didn't Work Out

It just didn't work out. Sorry "budd".



I planted this Buddleia davidii ‘Pink Delight’ this spring. At the time I didn't really think of the 'Autumn Joy' Sedum that would be blooming at this time of year. I really don't like the color combination. In fact, I haven't been "delighted" with this pink color at all. At least not in this bed.

It kinda, sorta works with the blues in this bed. They're provided by 'Victoria Blue' savlia.



But it's just not enough for me. So this buddleia will be part of a bunch of plants I'm donating to our Master Gardener project. We're going to be building a butterfly and bird garden in our local park, which I'll blog about after we get it in place in late October.

11 comments:

  1. Jean, I wish we had some service like this to donate plants to...I have a few Susans! I ripped out a Butterfly Bush this summer...It was so underperforming, perhaps I should have waited until fall but when you're unhappy with a plant...why wait to remove it! Your Autumn Joys are spectacular. gail

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  2. I'm with Gail about wishing for a plant donation service. You're right about the color clash. That bluey-pink just doesn't cut it with the rust of the Sedum. Pinks are so tricky.

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  3. Jean, you've made my day by changing your comment setting to pop up. I'm thrilled. Thanks. I'll be back later today when I have more time. Get ready for me to bore you to death with all my babbling....like I'm doing now.

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  4. Oh, does the little buddleia know he/she is moving to the park? It'll be a happy life there with all the birds and butterflies. The 'Autumn Joy' are so pretty this time of year that I can hardly stop looking at them.

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  5. If it were me, I'd have a hard time parting with this buddleia, no matter its color. But at least it's going to a worthy cause. I wish, too, that we had some place that could use plant donations--I could certainly contribute a few coneflowers!

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  6. Congratulations on your Blotanical Win.
    ~ hugs, Cherry

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  7. Congrats on your award for the best Louisiana Blog!

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  8. Jean, you know, sometimes, we think something will be just the right combination, and in practice, it isn't. You've come up with a great way to solve your problem while benefiting someone else. Great plan.~~Dee

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  9. Jean,congratulations on your award! Many years of happy gardening and blogging!

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  10. Wonderful pictures .... yet again! A joy to behold and well done on your award too.

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  11. Congrats on the award! And I def agree with Gail, I wish we had some service like this to donate plants to..

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