we do live in and near nashville. it seems everybody does it.
that being said i have to admit i am swayed by names. we chose our 6 children's names very carefully. checking into all the meanings. we didn't want any of them to have anything negative sounding, like the meaning of alfred: elf counsel. not there is anything wrong with that name. but it was important to take time to research and find meanings that we felt strongly and positive about. much prayer went into each one.
i'm saying all this to give you a little insight into what happens at my
garden center when i am
choosing new plants.
first i like to walk around and just see everything. touching and smelling it all. what they have that might be new to the season.
i knew i was planting containers that had recently been purged of summer plantings. i moved a few of these containers around and it inspired me. plus we got rain and it cooled things off a bit.
so off to the local garden center my dh and i went. after getting a few essentials, ie.. new light fixture for back porch, smoke detector, hooks, i headed outside for what i really wanted to do there. PLANTS! i am in heaven walking around seeing all the possibilities.
okay , FOCUS, FOCUS, container plants for two chocolate pots, two low terra cotta baskets, and
two french terra cotta 12 inch pots. so as i peruse the outdoor plantings.
i am in search for something different.
you know the feeling--- something new and unique.
there are so many choices. well i did make a few new
ones and some good old ones.
in the bottom right corner is stock.
it says "vintage burgundy" looks more like vintage purple.
once the choices were made time to head home for the real fun.
hands in dirt and try to decide which pot gets what plants.
NAMES you say , yes i am getting back to that.
i don't let the names pick the plants i just use it if i
can't decide between something.
of course , colour and size, sun needs
are all taken into consideration but you
know that because it is what you do too.
for me panies and the fall are
my favourite garden colours
this beauty is: " majestic giants II red w/blotch"
something new for me:
"swiss chard/ruby red"
colourful plant with tasty
leaves and stems. pick when
leaves are fully developed .
yummy goodness right
outside my backdoor.
"enduro pure violet" viola
my dh loved these and me too. there tiny faces are so cheery.
abundant blooms provide all season colour.
swiss chard in it's new home.
something else new
what girl doesn't like chocolate?
this is what got me:
extremely easy to grow!
thrives in any soil
in either sun or shade.
sounds too good to be true.
standard for the fall : MUMS
this is "crisantemo de jardin"
i am in love with all things french
and it is a dark red. sold !
the colour 'brandi'.
finally everybody is home and in there new places. honestly, i have never had the greatest success with containers. they usually look good for a part of the season and then i pull them. but i have a hope these are going to do better.
the very light limey green is
lysimachia called "goldi".
this is also new to me but against
all the other dark foliage i love the
golden green softness.
creeping plant with oval golden
leaves. i like that it will hang over and
drape the chocolate pots.
all in all i am very happy with the new plants i got to bring home.
water regularly and wait to see
what the blooms and the greenery grow into.
hopefully mature beautiful plants!
HAPPY FALL PLANTING EVERYONE!
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