Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lavender, Sage and...Liriope

Those are what I picked up this morning...and a few other things...of course...I only went to Lowe's to look at their replacement cabinet doors (Big Doin's in the Kitchen ReDo area!)

But, force of habit, I park so I walk through the garden department...
And I had just been thinkin' to myself...and going ahead and sharing my thoughts with Mr G (early justification foundation) that I need something in the veggie patch to draw pollinators...truly, the courtyard garden has loads of bees...

and yet the poor Veggie Patch hardly has any! and the veggies suffer for it...right now, my little cantaloupe vines are bloomin'...and I have yet to see a bee anywhere near them...so I'm afraid it'll be a repeat of last year when I finally got cantaloupes but so late in the season that they didn't mature before the first hard frost came...

anyhoo...the Spanish Lavenders were 50% off and, yes, I morphed into a Spanish Lavender hog...I got all 5 that remained...the dwarf Santa Barbara Mexican Bush Sages were 50%, too (I only took 2 of those:)...well, crud...after finding a link for ya'll for the sages, now I really wish I had gotten more than 2! the card in them portrays the flowers as more of a fuchsia-violet-pink colour...well...we are going back this evening with a cabinet door in hand...


the New Blue Liriope was regularly priced, but the courtyard has some major Bare Spots...and I'm trying to eliminate most of the colour in there except for foliage...it seems calmer & cooler to have only foliage when the summer gets here...sorry for yet another crummy pix...

I hope to have an arbor of some type built to cover the courtyard area one of these days...one of these days wayyyy down the road :)

I also finally got around to pickin' up a new coconut mat liner for a huge iron hanging basket my MIL gave to me months and months ago...the remains of a 3/4s dead Boston fern lived in the basket...and I finally felt shamed enough by its lingering presence to do something about it...

for the basket, I chose white petunias, variegated ivy, blue daze and I plopped a Christmas Cactus I had about the place into the basket as well...just for some height & fun texture...

now I just have to remember to water the thing...and hope Mama Wren doesn't come along & decide to have some babies in there...
I decided to make up two of these easy planters for atop two of the courtyard columns...little off on the scale, but oh well...the grasses will make it easier for these not to roast in our Georgia summers...

and we got a bit more painted in the courtyard area...we're just about through in that area except for right along the top of one wall (you can see that in the right photo below) and the columns...
the scale on the fountain is off...but I plan to remedy that will adding trellis work around it one of these days...probably not until next winter...
do not look at the bare spots on the ground! I'm trying to slowly fill in with different plants that provide not just texture, but unusual colours...like the creeping jenny you can just see in the very back of the garden...

3 comments:

"Early Bird" said...

Any time I visit a garden center telling myself I will not buy...I always do...
:)

The Feathered Nest said...

I did replacement doors for part of my kitchen. I didn't get them at Lowe's. I got them online. I'm really happy with them.

I always walk through the plant section too. Just in case....

Manuela

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Hi Mrs.G, I would love to see your green goblets. I just love mine. By the way, your it!...I've just tagged you to list seven random things about yourself to share, then choose seven other people to do the same. Come see my blog. Have fun! Toni

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