Irises in two colors and pink rosebuds in my garden
On a routine shopping trip for groceries I found hanging baskets full of petunias and begonias for $6.98 each. Hard to beat when the four inch pots are often $1-2.00 each, add a pot, the hanger, and potting soil, not to mention the planting time. My Mom gave me a beautiful fancy purplish geranium for my birthday. And another trip to the nursery netted 3 big red geraniums for the mailbox planter along with some herbs and a celosia and alyssum for another planter. Wal Mart garden department had these big pots of Crodyline. When I dug them up to transplant there were 3-4 plants per pot. Google sites pictured fields of them growing like corn in bright, hot sunlight. Hoping mine will do as well as the spring warms to summer.
alyssum |əˈlisəm| noun( pl. -sums)a herbaceous Eurasian plant that bears small flowers in a range of colors, typically white or yellow. Several kinds are widely cultivated ingardens. • Genera Alyssum and Lobularia, family Brassicaceae:manyspecies, includingsweet alyssum ( L. maritima), with fragrant white flowers. Not long after Muffin and I returned from the nursery I receive a text message from a recent college graduate who wanted to come over for some comfort and advice. She experienced a very difficult rehearsal earlier in the day and was struggling with shame and guilt as a direct result of the director's words. Ugh! I know that feeling. We talked and prayed and loved on her and I trust that we planted some life to replace the hurt.