After a weekend with three sick babies....(at least they all got sick at the same time, right?) I became indifferent to poop vs. fertilizer.
So I got to work outside.
After five years here I am weary of spending $75-$100 every spring on plants that only last the summer. I have few choices since it's a shady bed too. Begonias get old after awhile.
Greg and I decided to do something more "perennial" and less "annual" with the flower bed.
Can I just say now that:
a) I hate the word perennial and b) I think something that stays and grows every.single.year. should be the one named annual?
We went to check out the new Linden Nursery over in Draper. I couldn't believe how great their prices were!
I bought a Wintercreeper...
Shasta Daisies (such happy little flowers!)
Some Cherry Red Double Impatiens, Chocolate Chip Bugleweed and some Snow-in-Summer.
I'm stealing some other unnamed starts from peoples yards...not sure when. Maybe when they are on vacation?
Kidding Kari, I will totally call you and bug you first.
After all our hard work Greg and I decided nothing would cool us off better than an Otter Pop on the porch and some cloud watching.
I thought this one looked like an old mans face...see his open mouth at the bottom?
Not done completely but getting there!
It looks better than before anyhow, right?