A wise purchase

Clearance racks, plant swaps, stopping for a pretty plant out on a drive in the countryside; these are some of the methods for the shoestring budget gardening that some of us practice.

But then there are the wish lists — the must-have plants that strikes our fancy like no other, and must therefore be purchased even at full price.

One such plant is the stunning Jack Frost Brunnera, or the profusely flowering Sweet Summer Love Clematis. These prizes are worth the extra outlay in cash, because they have unique qualities that are not found in their plainer counterparts. The Jack Frost, for instance, not only has pretty blue flowers that bloom in the shade, but the foliage is speckled a frosty white, so that it is appealing even when it’s not flowering. Continue reading “A wise purchase”