We made pretty good use of our 30 minutes at Southwoods yesterday afternoon. I think we went a little over. I practically had to pull Kendra out of there. She wanted to look at everything.
This garden nursery has a beautiful indoor shop too, where they sell everything from patio furniture to incense.
There are gorgeous water fountains that I could never afford and Kendra was especially taken with the arched windows they were selling. Half price for those was still around $350.
She’s got a lot to do in her backyard. She’s rebuilding her deck after she gets a shipment of wood and an electric saw today from Lowes.
So here’s what I got. I bought a few perennials, as I do every year. I got Veronica in beautiful spires of purple. I bought allium, which I don’t think I’ve ever bought before.
For herbs: Pineapple sage, lemon verbena, lovage, lavender and patchouli.
I bought both purple and green sweet potato vines. You get a lot of bang for your buck with sweet potato vines.
For flowers I bought several purple varieties of petunias, both purple and white sweet alyssum, for their wonderful fragrance. Yellow goldilocks rocks, which I’ve never bought before and don’t know a thing about. And purple verbena.
And yellow marigolds, which I typically don’t get. But they’re good to plant around vegetables and I needed a bit more yellow. I think that’s it unless I’ve managed to forget something.
All this came to around $180 all told after I bought three 15 pound bags of their specially made potting soil.
I tend to gravitate toward purple, yellow and a bit of white for my patio garden.
I absolutely love purple in the garden. It is such a soothing color against the green of plant leaves.
Charlie is at acupuncture. I decided to drive on down to Reasors grocery store to get a few things after I dropped him off. I managed to find toilet paper. Seems I’m always buying yogurt.
And I threw in a few cans of beans. Beans can be the main ingredient to any meal.
I think the chef will have food for tonight and I will either drive to Kendra’s house or she will drive to mine for my share. I ate what he made for me on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and ended up freezing much of it.
I still have a meal or two of frozen meatloaf slices, some of the rice he prepared, broccoli, navy beans and 1 chicken breast. And I believe another serving of shepherd’s pie.
When I go to the grocery I hardly buy anything for meals anymore. I snack on peanut butter and crackers or cheese and crackers for lunch typically.
I probably won’t plant my haul until Saturday, as it may get down to near freezing on Friday night. I thought we were done with the 30s and then it springs back into the forecast.
I’m looking forward to looking out my patio door and seeing colorful flowers. Walking outside in my little bit of heaven with Charlie and enjoying what I have growing and blooming.
Of late Ivy is entranced with the front door. There is a letter slot in the wooden door, but I have a storm door so it is not used.
I usually push it open for my house plants to get light. Then Ivy comes along and stretches herself out on the door to that mail slot and shuts it again.
I don’t know what she thinks she sees. Maybe she’s discovered the peep hole in the door that emits light. You never know with Ivy.