O happy day! Yesterday I got all of my new plants done.
I decided on white Snowcap Shasta Daisies, back row-Black and Blue Sage (3 feet tall, spikey cobalt blue flowers all summer) in front of that
May Night Sage (all these look like Salvias) that get 18" high & indigo blue.
Scattered in Caradonna Meadow Sage , same height but violet blue. Then in the very front verbena, both purple and scarlet.
All of these perennials ,so with luck mine forever.
Also, I found 3 biggg mandevillas at the grocery store of all places. Cheap & blooming pink. 2 for the front yard around this big stone post. Gets merciless sun in summer and I needed some shade for my hydrangas. One on the back porch. These are in pots ( I had a hard time finding sqaure ones, but lucked out) because frost will kill them unless I can get them into the garage.
The garden center also had mulch on sale-buy 2 get one free. 6 did my whole yard.
Anyhow, when I woke up this morning I was thrilled with how it all looks. I would like to say I planted it all, but Luis and wife from the garden center came and did it all in less than 2 hours.
My two back beds curve way out, hard to get to and everything had died but weeds. That nasty nutgrass stuff. Yuk.
I was interested to note Luis used a blunt hachet thing first to get rid of all weeds in maybe 5 minutes. I would have wasted hours. Then he chopped the dirt, added flower bed dirt, planted, then mulched.
I learned a lot just watching.
Lord, I am a happy girl!