it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

green makes me happy

visiting our local true value garden center was on the list
today but not for plants. it was on there to get some
stain for a project i started the other cold rainy day.
i rarely go to the hardware store that i don't at least stroll thru
the plants...if the weather is nice enough.
what a difference a week makes...last week nothing much
was there but today a different story.
some of my containers definitely needed sprucing up so i
bought mostly green fillers(F), spillers(S), and a few thrillers(T).

my list of goodies.
for the victory garden:
anethum graveolens ~ herb dill
flat italian parsely ~ papa joe's
african daisy astra ~ violet
african daisy astra ~ white improved

for my backyard patio containers:
dracaena indivsa ~ spike T
lysimachia 'midnight sun' ~ creeping jenny S
ipomoea batatias 'little blackie' ~ sweet potato vine S
asparagus setaceus ~ plumosa fern F
vinca major maculata ~ vinca vine S
citronella ~ scented geranium T

for a walkway leading to side of yard and our hot tub:
lautentia fluciatilus ~ a lovely little trailing ground cover

for an antique urn in the front yard :
festuea glauca 'elijah blue' ~ blue fescue

got them all planted this afternoon with the sun shining for a bit.

happy springtime.


Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Brambly and leaving such a kind comment. Your blog is a delight. I am in love with your pets(mcgruber is adorable)and your photos are fantastic. It's very obvious that you love and appreciate your life-so wonderful.I'm a new follower, looking forward to learning a bit about your world. Take care.


Darla said...

It's a very tempting time of the year with all the plants for sale. You got some great ones too. Looking forward to seeing your newly planted containers. My blue fescue reseeded everywhere, I have been scooping it up and adding it to containers as well.

Rose said...

I am so looking forward to our nurseries and garden centers being filled with plants, too! The last time I stopped in there were a few trays of pansies, and that was it. Funny, but every time I go shopping for paint in the spring or summer, I come home with plants, too:)

Abbey said...

am brambly,

it was my pleasure to come to your blog and visit your delightful home.
we are all in love with our animals around here too. they bring us much joy.
also thanks for following me...i have to warn you i am a slow blogger because there is much life to be living around here.
glad to have found you.
happy springtime.

Abbey said...


how tall did your blue fescue get?
it is so much fun adding in some greenery after such a long dreary winter.

happy springtime

Abbey said...


our nurseries are just starting to look inviting but i know they will be adding a lot more in the weeks to come.
the one nursery we go to the most often is also a hardware store so we always seem to get something from both places.
happy springtime.

Abbey said...
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marmee said...

am brambly, darla, and rose,

those comments were obviously from me, marmee but abbey had signed into my computer and i didn't realize it....thanks again.


Lisa said...

Can't wait to start planting! Still too chilly here for much. Do need to get some early vegetables in the ground though.

Happy Spring!

Lisa Q

marmee said...

our weather is in flux...sometimes cold...sometimes warm. we have had to cover the raised beds 3 or 4 times...but all has survived so far. i harvested a small bit of lettuce for my son the other day. what a great feeling to be in the soil, again.
happy spring.

Q said...

Happy April,
Your containers will look gorgeous with all your new plants. I have bought a few French Herbs to get my containers started. It was 85 degrees today and windy! Tomorrow's high is to be 50! Crazy april weather.
Wonderful catching up with you tonight.

marmee said...


this april weather is crazy...we had tornados in our area last night and it is always a bit scary. we seem to be in an area that is ripe for that type of weather in april. i am tucking herbs into all my containers too. it just makes sense because they are beautiful, fragrant, and useful. i have a lot of chocolate mint and it smells wonderful.
so happy you came by to catch up.
happy spring days.

Lola said...

Hi Marmee, long time since I've been here. Lots to do this time of yr. I do have lots up & growing. Seems like I will have to replant cukes & okra. Still waiting for carrots & leeks to show up.
You did get a lot of real nice plants Some of them I have but need to get more. Or plant the seeds.