Saturday, July 26, 2008

My new "kids"

Well I hit the greenhouse again today. A couple of weeks ago, I went to Lowes with my hubby and my father-in-law, for something to do, and found a great deal of plants on clearance. I managed to purchase more than $100 worth of plants for under $30. These plants were just no longer "pretty" and just needed a green thumb to get them going.
I purchased a Wine and Roses Wiegla, two Hydrangeas (one Endless Summer and one Variegated leaf), Lavender de Provence, Apple Blossom Yarrow, a six pack of Scotch Moss and another plant that I can't remember what it was called. It looked like some sort of Salvia. Well, the only thing that isn't do well is the Lavender. I think it has been over-watered. Even though I tell everyone to leave it alone, that it needs to dry out, it keeps getting watered because 'it looks like it needs a drink.'
I wanted to take some pictures to post however the camera has broken and I need to mail it back to Cannon for them to replace it.
Well, this morning, I hit the greenhouse and found a number of clearance plants. I purchased God Tip Moss to accent the Scotch Moss we planted by the pond to try and cover some of the stone that we put there. Just to make it look a little more organic, so to speak. The whole side off the deck is all stone. All a bit larger than pea gravel. I have this vision of an English garden so I want that covered up a bit more and more flower beds. We've been doing a flower bed a year. Next year I think we will venture more into the back yard. My father-in-law would like a terraced walkway and beds on each side. I concur.
But, I digress, I purchased A Crimson Wonder Hibiscus (holy cow it's beautiful), Astolat Pacific Giant' Delphinium (a lavender color), Red Heart Hens and Chicks, Echinacea Emily Saul (smells heavenly) and Creeping Phlox (haven't seen the flowers yet because it already bloomed but I think they're a pink color.) All of these are planted in the same bed. I just need to get some stones to put around them and maybe a bit of mulch or compost to define it as a flowerbed.
I'm very pleased. I came home and planted them myself, where I wanted them, before Pete could nix the placement. The three of us were in agreement and he just gets annoyed at having to plant so puts it off until the plants are close to death. So, I took the bull by the horns and did it by myself. As soon as I have access to a camera, I will post pictures on Flickr.

Yesterday I stopped by one of the local farmers markets and got a bunch of fresh local peaches.
I made a Crisp with them and it's in the oven. I can smell the peaches cooking along with the sugar and butter...mmmmmmm Going to go and check on that.


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