This month has zipped right along, actually this year so far has been zipping. Our heat and humidity our starting up. It’s the time of year you just want to hibernate, from 11 a.m. on. I like to get out as early as possible. A lot of you are just being able to start planting as your last frost days are behind you and I know you are so ready to play in your gardens.
Thank you all so much for your kind comments about my last post and my little video. It was fun to do and I look forward to making more.
Yesterday I went to HD to buy some spackling and some ready mixed grout. Of course, I ‘had’ to go through the garden dept. and 4 little pots of herbs that were on sale came home with me. Two bee balm, 1 stevia and 1 Mexican tarragon. Then I went further on down the road to drop off some boxes at GoodWill. That felt great.
I kept going on down the road until I came to the little nursery I’ve passed the past few years, but never visited as I don’t go out that far west much. Since they’ve done some building up around it you almost don’t see it anymore. It’s a narrow property but about 1 acre and full of plants. It is rather on the ‘wild side’, kind of like Plum Cottage Gardens. If I had unlimited funds I would have bought more than I did, but alas I held myself in check. The lady who worked there was sweet and has worked there for 15 years. Another lady works in the afternoon. There were also 2 felines hanging around. One let me pet it and she said he liked me because he hardly lets anyone do that.
Here are the plants I bought: 2 ‘Drift’ roses, one coral and one pink, (she gave me one that had no flowers that was looking worse for wear). 3 geraniums, 2 are purple and the other is reddish/purple. One reddish/purple Buddlia, and one plant I’d never heard of or seen before, X Ruttyruspolia or Ruddy Rose Pink.
Ruddy Rose Pink ~ You can read about this plant here. Butterflies love it as well as other insects.
Buddlia ~ I love the honey scent of these. Butterflies were all over it this morning.
Geraniums ~ the purple ones have waxy like leaves. I got these for $1 each.
‘Drift’ roses. I really like the pink. These aren’t going to stay in the antique concrete containers as the one is in the shade and roses like sunlight. I have not seen these roses before. Googled them when I got home and I’m happy with my purchase. These both have more buds and you can read about them here. I’m hoping the one I got for free is the pink. Time will tell.
There is a possibility that I might work at this nursery, mostly the afternoon shift. I gave her my name and number. I was all excited about that yesterday afternoon, but this morning I got to thinking about how hot and humid it is here in the summers and I just don’t know if I could handle sitting in the little open sales area with no shade over head covering the roof. Not to mention mosquitoes. I’d have to find something natural to take care of mosquitoes as I don’t want to smear myself with chemicals. Anyway, if it is meant to be, it will happen. If not something else will come along.
I really like this area of plants against my newly painted cottage. I’m planning to paint the hanging bird cage the aqua color. It will really stand out then. You can see my 4 little herb plants sitting on the top shelf, waiting to be repotted.
Here are some other blooms growing in my gardens.
Golden Rod that I bought last spring. This one is a Florida native.
A lovely pink hibiscus.
Some orchids that are in bloom.
That’s it for now. Tomorrow morning I hope to get out early to repot some plants. It’s also one of my days to water plants with the sprinkler, which I move from area to area, using a kitchen timer set for about 15-20 minutes each section.
Next week I hope to do some spackling, grouting and painting inside. I need to finish up the bathroom, for one thing, and work on other walls in rest of house too.
Whatever you are up to, wherever you are, I wish you God’s love & peace.
Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady