Howdy howdy. Ziva and I are gonna be road trippin’ two days this week to pick up cool plants for y’all. As usual, some are restocking of plants I’ve sold out of and some are plants that are new to the Boutique. Here’s the list!
I walked outside this morning to check on the plants in Bella Jardin’s garden area, and was blown away by all the color and pollinators that greeted me. That’s one thing about native, nativar, and, yes, even some of the tough adapted plants, they usually keep grinding the blooms out even in the heat of the summer. I was so excited to see everything looking so beautiful, and thought you might want to see it too. So come along with me on a tour of Bella’s garden.
Sidebar: I didn’t use a filter on any of these pics. Those blues on the ‘Black and Blue’ Salvia and the Sinaloan Blue Sage are the true colors of the flowers. Amazingly beautiful. Click on each pic to get the name of the plant. I’ll do a video soon of all the pollinators visiting the garden.
Ziva and I went on a road trip today to pick up our plant order from our favorite native plant supplier. Oh y’all. I swear that supplier has the absolute prettiest plants I’ve seen. I got a great mixture of super cool native plants and oh so amazing introduced plants (here’s the post listing all the plants we got), and, man, I swear I just want to keep them all for my garden and not sell any of them to you! lol But I’ll be nice and let y’all buy them all. I’ll start adding them to the Boutique tomorrow, so y’all keep checking back. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Good morning! How’s everyone doing on this sweltering hot, steamy Texas day?? Ziva and I are doing great cause today and tomorrow are picking-up-plants-from-suppliers days. woohoo! We’re restocking plants and adding lots of new ones. For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the post, More New Plants Are Coming!!, that lists what we’re getting. I’ll be working very hard these next couple of days to get all the plants into the Boutique so y’all can buy them.
We’re also gonna be busy delivering plants, so I want to give a shout-out to our awesome customers Rachel, Jessica, Luci, Kandi, Crystal, Pamula, and Sharon for their orders. Thank you so very much!
The gorgeous plant in the pic is Simpson’s Stopper, Myrcianthes fragrans, and is one of the plants we’re picking up today.
Y’all stay safe in this heat while you’re diggin’ in the dirt.
Hello, y’all. Ziva and I have been very busy these past two days picking up plants from our suppliers and ordering plants for pick up next week.
We got all those really cool native trees I posted about the other day, with the exception of Willow Oak. Unfortunately, even though the plant is on the availability list it doesn’t always mean my suppliers still have it in stock by the time they get to my order. But I’ll get some of them in as soon as I can find them.
Now, let’s get to the other good part: what we ordered today! The past two weeks y’all have bought almost everything I have in stock, so today I replenished and ordered new, really cool plants. They are:
Michelia figo, Banana Shrub, 3-gallon. The blooms on this smell like bananas!!!!
Myrcianthes fragrans, Simpson’s Stopper, 1-gallon
Carex cherokeensis, Cherokee Sedge, 1-gallon
Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem, 1-gallon
Amorpha fruticosa, Indigo, 1-gallon
Capsicum, Chili Pequin, 1-gallon
Lindera benzoin, Spicebush, 1-gallon
Magnolia Ashei, 3-gallon. Two of these are on hold already. If you know you want one, let me know asap so I can make sure I order enough. You don’t pay for them until I get them in stock.
Persea borbonia, Red Bay, 3-gallon
Rhododendron c. Phlox Pink, Phlox Pink Wild Azalea, 1-gallon. This is the NATIVE Azalea, y’all! I’m so excited I found a supplier who grows them.
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coral Berry, 1-gallon
Serenoa repens, Silver Saw Palmetto, 3-gallon. The fronds on this Saw Palmetto are silver! Absolutely stunning.
Erythrina herbacea, Mamou Coral Bean, 1-gallon
Liatris pycnostachia, Prairie Liatris, 1-gallon
Lobelia cardinalis, Cardinal Flower, 1-gallon. These will be blooming soon. You’re gonna thank me for suggesting you buy these for your garden.
Monarda, Pink Supreme Monarda, 1-gallon
Ratibida columnifera, Mexican Hat, 1-gallon
Scutellaria, Hot Pink Skull Cap, 1-gallon. Have some of these on hold too. They sell extremally fast.
Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’, ‘Ruby Slippers’ Oakleaf Hydrangea, 3-gallon, restocking by popular demand. Also have some of these on hold.
Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii, Red Turk’s Cap, 2-gallon
I know y’all are waiting to see the pics … here they are! Keep in mind these show mature plants. Another thing I want y’all to remember while looking at these gorgeous plants is all of these, with the exception of four plants, are either natives or nativars to Texas and/or the Southeast US. So y’all shush anyone you ever hear saying that native plants aren’t pretty.
Hi, y’all! It’s another hot hot day in east Texas. I hope everyone is keeping as cool and safe as you can.
I found another awesome local supplier who grows trees native to Texas and to the Southeast, so, of course, I put in an order. Here is what Ziva and I are picking up tomorrow:
Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud Tree
Taxodium ascendens, Pond Cypress
Magnolia grandiflora, Southern Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana, Sweetbay Magnolia
Betula nigra, Riverbirch Tree
Nyssa sylvatica, Black Tupelo (black Tupelo honey, yum yum)
Quercus phellos, Willow Oak
And here are pics of them in all their mature glory for you to drool over:
These will be in 3-gallon containers and range from 4 to 7′ tall x 2 to 4′ wide, with price of $22 each, plus delivery fee if applicable and tax. The reason I’m not getting them in larger containers is because of the heatwave we’re having this summer. The smaller rootball size will be easier for y’all to keep well watered during the next few months versus a larger 15-gallon container size. I do plan on having 7-gallon and 15-gallon sizes available later in the season.
Shoot me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or text, 903-418-6289, if you want to pre-order any of them.
Want y’all to know that I’ve added a Bella Jardins Boutique Venmo account to give you an extra way to pay for all your beautiful plants. Which means now you have options to pay with good ol’ cash, card, Google Pay, or Venmo.
As for ordering your plants, you can order them through the Boutique portion of the website which gives you options to pay with card, Google Pay, or mark as cash on delivery; or you can visit Facebook’s Marketplace where my plants are listed as sold by Jeanni Perry. If you go through Marketplace you simply message me with what you want to order, I send you an order confirmation, then you pay either with cash or Venmo when I deliver all your gorgeous plants. I’m waiting on approval to get a Shop set up on Instagram, will let you know when that happens. Bella’s Facebook page does have a Shop in it, which takes you directly to this website.
I don’t have a mobile card reader at the moment, but will get one if y’all start requesting to pay that way.
I want to thank all of my customers for your business. I always thought this business model would work, and y’all are showing me it will. So together let’s plant more native plants!!
Hello there, my fellow flower freaks. I sure hope y’all are getting some of this glorious rain that we’re getting this morning.
Well, Ziva and I have a busy day planned. We have two big deliveries going to amazing customers in Gladewater and Kilgore, and we’re stopping by our plant supplier in Tyler to pick up these beauties for the Boutique:
‘Black and Blue’ Salvia, nativar
Red Salvia greggii, native
‘Blue Java Ice Cream’ Banana Trees (y’all must like these cause you bought all I had in stock last week in two days.), adapted
Yellow Lady Banks Roses, adapted
Coral Honeysuckle, native
‘Hills Hardy’ Rosemary, adapted
‘Dark Mystery’ Hardy Hibiscus, nativar. This is what’s shown in the pic. Isn’t that beautiful!!!
I’ll have pics and more info entered into the Boutique by tomorrow.
Oh so many thank yous to repeat customer Monique for her order of four 1-gallon Red Buckeyes (native) and one 2-gallon ‘Blue Java’ banana tree (Texas adapted plant) and to repeat customer Sarah for her order of one 2-gallon ‘Blue Java’ banana tree (Texas adapted plant). May each of your gardens grow beautifully.