Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I have inherited gardens around my wee house. They are little flower gardens with many perennials, so I am fortunate that most of the "bones" of these gardens are already established by the previous owner of this house.
I get to add a few tidbits for different colour.
Last Saturday I bought some white and some purple Alyssum. They are the tiny flowers that you often see at the edge of flowerbeds. I used the white under a pussywillow tree because they will be in the shade. The purple puffs are distributed near some white / purple pansies and everything looks OK together.
I stuffed some African Daisies into a plastic urn at the top of our driveway. Yellow, orange and a red one will have to learn to get along with a tad of English ivy and some wispy greenery to trail outside the container. Fine, another project complete.
This evening I bought just a little bit more bits for the backyard.... I adopted some Black eyed Susans for a bare corner of a garden. I will admire them as I sit on a stone patio later in the season.
I brought home a plant that is perennial- sort of a bush, but not really. Do you know what a Crocosmia is? This will be bright red stalks of flowers with a really green leaves. The first time I ever saw one out here, I knew I had to own one some day.
And today is the day!
This is the year that I have bought some plants that I really like, instead of buying annuals that are easy to obtain.
This lovely weather got me "growing" early!!