Not a recent acquisition, but the Calandrinia is blooming fabulously right now:
Armed with discount coupons, I made a few acquisitions, all of which--uh, almost all of which--are already planted in the ground. How virtuous is that? Well, not so virtuous--I decided absolutely no new roses this year...
...but succumbed. 'Snow Goose' for the empty arch, 'Munstead Wood' as a replacement for the ever-Rusting 'Matilda', and 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' for my nose--it is purported to be very, very fragrant.
To replace a dying Dodonea, Pittosporum 'Ivory Sheen':
The way in which the foliage sparkles in sunlight takes my breath away.
I wanted to try a blueberry different from 'Sunshine Blue', and had an empty spot. Here's 'Bountiful Blue':
I made new bird/rat guards for the blueberry plants this year from scraps of fencing. Making them from new material would have provided better looking guards, but wiser to recycle, yes? There will be several very disappointed Mockingbirds hanging around the garden in about a month. The plants don't look great. They were in pots for years. I hope they will be happier in the ground. In pots, berry production was great, but the foliage always looked stressed.
Discount coupons increase impulse buys. I have always loved Fuchsia 'Winston Churchill', and could not resist a plant. It was also $2 off, plus the coupon. I had the perfect spot for it after moving the variegated Hydrangea. Oh that color combination: upon it I dote.
Of course it will end up with Fuchsia gall mite soon enough, but we can enjoy it for a bit, until then.
There was one plant I have not gotten in the ground yet, but it's an Echeveria, so that's okay. E. 'Rosea', which looks like a hybrid of E. shaviana and E. affinis, maybe?
Another recent acquisition is growing rapidly: