Yesterday, after the rain stopped, we went to Lowe’s and I purchased four East Friesland Salvia (purple), two Meadow Sage (white), two Winky Red & White Columbine, four Winky Purple & White Columbine, one Clementine White Columbine, one August Beauty Gardenia, one white (unnamed) Azalea, two pink Geraniums, one Fanfare Hosta, two dwarf Coreopsis, and two six-packs of mixed impatiens. I also bought some edging to put around a couple of trees.
Despite standing water on the east side of the house and a 25mph wind, I was determined to get some yard chores done yesterday afternoon and get my plants into the ground!! I also had a sinus headache and by the time I went to WalMart and Lowe’s yesterday morning, my foot felt like I was walking on glass shards. Then my dad stopped by on his way home from a lunch date and he had the nerve to laugh at me because I was having a tough time working in the wind! Don’t mess with this woman when she has an attitude. I told him next time he visits he’d better bring his shovel! Lol He readily admitted that he is behind on his own gardening.
This morning it was relatively quiet so I thought I might take some general “yard photos” instead of close-ups. But the longer I sat here answering email and drinking coffee, the stronger the wind gusts became. So, finally at 8:30 I gave up and took these photos. The light isn’t right, and the blurriness in some is because I’m shaking, not just the flowers. I also took a couple of calf photos and I could barely hold the camera still!! But I was determined to post some photos today. I’m telling you…don’t mess with me this weekend. J
You can see in these photos that I have a LOT of work yet to be done. But you might as well be privy to the “before” pictures. That way you will appreciate the after. Oh, and I took a couple of photos of our view this morning. I forget sometimes how wonderful it is to be able to see so far across the horizon.
Have a great day!