Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Flower Bed=Money Pit

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?

8 comments:

Kari said...

Looks amazing!! Call me anytime, what's mine is yours...

kjtroxel said...

Looks great! I don't know what half of those plants you named are! I'm heading straight to google :)

Desiree said...

I like it! I'm excited to see how it looks in a year or two...
if I'm still here;)

Melinda said...

Gardening in Utah is SO different from gardening in rock free Cali soil! When we used to plant annuals in San Diego they'd last a year or more. I'm trying to get used to the whole perennial thing too! I think I might try some Shasta Daises as well :)

Jessica Anne said...

Stopping by from SITS. Looks great! I think they should be called annuals too. Drives me nuts.

Chris said...

I spoke outloud to the computer when I read your comment about calling perennials annuals! Get OUT! I totally agree and have been complaining about it for years. Reason #4,281 why we're friends.

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