A Slow Start
So yesterday, my trusty companion Crystal and I went to a nursery and drooled over plants for a while. They were in gorgeous condition and 50% off, so who can blame me that I came home with several?!
I got a tree peony, which I know nothing about. I love peonies in general and the photo on the description of this one was very promising. It’s only about a foot high, but I hope it will grow a bit taller. Since I really don’t know how tall it’s going to grow (I should probably call the nursery and ask them) I’m having a hard time deciding where to plant it.
I also got a bag of Dutch Iris bulbs which will be red and purple, along with two bulbs for giant globe Alliums.
Plus, I got one Silver Mound, a plant I’ve been eyeing for a while, a couple of darling seapinks, and a whole flat of woolly thyme which I’ve already planted near my stone walkway in hopes of fuzzy creepers between the stones.
Now comes the hard part: figuring out what I actually want things to look like. I have this habit of doing tons of research about what grows in my area, what other people have done, what books and experts recommend…and then I just end up buying things on a whim because I’m indecisive when planning.
I know that since the exterior of my house is so, well…bleak, that I should try to get some large plants in there (trees or large shrubs) and then do the smaller interest and color around them, but I don’t seem to have impulsively bought large trees or shrubs so I’m currently dealing with what I did impulsively buy.
Wish me luck!
- 22 Sep, 2009
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