On Saturday my girlfriend called and asked if I wanted to go plant shopping….That kind of shopping I like, so I said sure.
Since the house remodel last year, we have no landscaping or plants around the garage and I wanted to see if I could do something about it. I didn’t have a gob of money to spend and went thinking I’d grab on two plants and start out slow….We ended up going to a neighbor lady’s house who sells plants and we hit the jack pot.
I came home and planted plants. I was so amazed with the plants we found….The lady had dug them from her own garden so I know they have the ability to grow in my area. I sometimes get frustrated with nurseries that ship plants in from the south and tell us they’ll grow here in the north. I am a regular flower gardener and have seen many plants, but she had plants I had never seen before.
I get people telling me that I need to put landscaping fabric and bark down….I have been there and done that and I hated it. When I garden, I like to feel dirt. All the plants we got from her were just in a plastic grocery store bag so they needed to be planted soon. I just dug up a couple feet around the garage and plopped the plants in.
They look a little wilted now but I’ll keep watering the and get those roots established.
We ended up at my friend’s Mother in Laws house and got a few iris’ there. I know it’s not the best time to replant them right now…but iris’ are pretty hardy.
I ended up putting plants along one side and around half of the other side….Total cost…$47!! WOW. I was super happy about that. My favorite plant, Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, will grow up into this….
My chickens LOVED the whole process. As I would dig out grass, I’d give it to them….Boy did they love me!!
I’m happy…the chickens are happy. It’s a good day!
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day!