A number of local nurseries were having sales this weekend and I finished all my research/scouting of all the different dwarf conifers that are available in my area ( and for what price) so I went on a shopping spree!
Just the dwarf conifers & dogwood so you can see them better:
From left to right:
Tsuga canadensis 'Brandleyi', Canadian hemlock
Cornus alternifolia 'Golden Shadows', pagoda dogwood
Tsuga canadensis 'Cole's Prostrate' (in the front with the exposed branches)
Tsuga candensis 'Geneva' (big V-shaped guy in the back)
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Minima', Sawara Cypress (yellow one)
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Tsukumo' (mini one in the front)
Microbiota decussata 'Fuzzball', Russian Arborvitae (fuzzy green one in the back)
Thuja occidentalis 'Golden Tuffet', Arborvitae (orange one)
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Baby Blue'
DH & I shot a match all weekend but we managed to plant all of these at night after we got home even after the rain we had one night (I have some very muddy clothes to wash!). I took my first attempt at bare rooting the Geneva and Brandleyi because they were both in the 1/2 off clearance section and root bound. I was originally just going to get the Brandleyi because it looked the most promising (both roots and new growth) but I convinced the nursery worker to give me an even deeper discount if I took both off of there hands. I also got a discount on the Cole's Prostrate because it was incorrectly marked for sale. When I got to the checkout they pointed out the mistake but I haggled them down to splitting the difference with me. I know it sounds silly to argue about but these are very expensive plants!
Did anyone else do a lot of gardening this weekend?