Monday, January 19, 2009

It's MLK Jr day...

....and I'm using that as my excuse to buy a few plants! As if I needed an excuse...

Anyway, I was in a rush to get from the barn to the chiropractor (he said "try not to ride the horses too much and avoid bending and lifting in the garden" so, naturally...) and I popped by Home Despot and acquired 6 landscaping timbers (they got in the truck my magic, I swear!) and also:

2 Euryops (yellow bush daisy)
1 Euonymus "Emerald 'N' Gold"
1 Cuphea hyssopifolia (false heather)
1 Iberis sempervirens (Dwarf Candytuft)

Just as I was hurriedly planting the above, I saw two people walking across the street with their "ears pricked" in my general direction. They turned out to be Denise and Max who live right across the street and have been observing my gardening from a(not very)far. I asked them if they'd like to plant a thing or two and they happily dug in. Muahahah! Now they're invested! This is how gardens suck people in - look at me: happy to ignore the plot for 5 years until I struck spade to dirt, and now I'm addicted.

No doubt they will shortly fill their cars with mud and pickaxes too. Sorry guys! ;)

Anyway, this marks the end of my saying yellow and white are out for this garden - these days I just like plants that are alive. Standards lowered, no doubt everyone will be happier.

The landscaping timbers will need to be placed properly. Max said I could put them in his back yard which would have been extra handy if I hadn't had to zoom off to the chiro, but maybe I will take him up on that tomorrow. Thanks!

2 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Nice to meet you!

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  2. You too - come back soon! I want to ask about your back yard and tool storage ;)

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