Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rockapulco Impatiens

Just a quick post. I hope you can find some of these Proven Winners at your garden center. Rockapulco Impatiens are good for pots and garden beds with filtered sun. They bloom all summer long and you never need to trim off spent blooms to tidy up the plant. Give them plenty of water. It was difficult finding them so I used Facebook to message all the nurseries in my area. Only one of the nurseries had Rockapulco, and they had pink ones as well. I created a centerpiece for Mother's Day, and these cuties will soon be planted outdoors.

If you get some, I'd love to know what you think!
Another plant I looked for is called Stock that was recommended to me by several bloggers. I was not able to find it, but one of the nurseries said they used to sell it but no one knew what it was so they didn't sell much of it. They offered to grow some for me next year! It is highly fragrant and therefore gardeners plant it near their house so they can enjoy the scent.  Are you familiar with Stock?

Happy gardening,
Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

8 comments:

  1. I have seeded stock and no one showed up:(

    Love those impatiens..will be on the lookout!

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  2. I love those Impatiens, Debbie! With their double blooms, they remind me of tiny roses. :) So pretty! They look elegant in your MacKenzie-Childs pot. Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  3. Pretty impatiens, Debbie! My neighbor in Phoenix used to grow stock in her yard. I had never heard of it before that. It really is a nice garden plant...and the scent is wonderful. Just check out the local Walmart, they may have the seeds.
    Have a great week.

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  4. I've never seen that variety of impatiens, Debbie. It looks so pretty in your MC compote. I've heard of stock, but don't know anything about it. I'm going to look it up. It sounds like an old fashioned plant, doesn't it? Hope you have a happy day!

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  5. Debbie, I grow impatiens in my shade garden, but have not seen this variety. Love the double bloom. I will definitely be on the search.
    My grandmother grew stock in her garden, and I often buy it as a cut flower because it is so fragrant and pretty. Love the white for many reasons, but the lavenders and pinks are beautiful too. They don't last long as some cut flowers. The small petals grow up the stalk and begin to brown , but they are still a favorite for my home. I've never tried growning them.

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  6. Hi Deb, I know my grandmother and mother used to grow stock in CT so it must grow here, but I don't see it at the nurseries either. Another flowering perennial I keep looking for was commonly called May Pinks, but I can never remember the real name when I'm shopping. They used to be very common and grow so easily. I need some impatiens and I will definitely try to find the rockapulco variety. Do you remember just a few years ago when the impatiens were not available because of an infestation? I think they are coming back, hurrah! I have just lost all my knock out roses to the dread disease going around. Very sad, but now I will focus on something else. Love the impatiens in the MC compote! Linda

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  7. Deb, I'm back to say that I just saw some beautiful photos of stock on Ingrid's blog "of Spring and Summer" and she mentions them as readily available in the farmer's market...however, she is in the U.K. They are gorgeous!! Linda

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