A Garden We Will Grow!

21 Jun

Er, something like that anyway. Since I’m all about being a bit thrifty, I’ve been slow to get my front landscape beds finished. I wanted more dirt and then would cover the area in newspaper for a weed barrier, and then plant a host of other plants I want to get from Bluestone Perennials.

But, my thriftiness has come at a cost. Since it’s taking so long, the front beds keep sprouting weeds and grass galore! A couple of days ago, I started working on digging out the junk again and finally realized that I should probably just throw SOMETHING in the beds to at least take up some space to prevent the weeds from going hog wild in there. So, I called up a friend and we made a trip to Lowes to see what kind of plants they had on clearance.

I scored a bunch of Vinca, some pink Thyme, a significant amount of Salvia, and a couple of Zinnias. I figured I could pair all these with the two purple Coleus plants and another Salvia I got from the Spring plant swap and at least add some color to the bed.

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That was just a small sampling of the plants I’d be working with for the area. I managed to get the plants for under $12 so I feel really good about the cost part of the endeavor, since I’m not exactly confident my thumb is green 😉 And these are special needs plants seeing as how they were on the clearance rack.

So I weeded out the bed….

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Yeah, and one of these days, I’ll actually get new shutters, but that’s not that important at the moment for this spendthrift.

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Here’s the Salvia, Coleus, and the two lone Zinnias on the back row with the trench dug out for the Vinca.

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And here, everything planted, with the exception of the Thyme.

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It’s ultimately not what I want for the long term, but hopefully it’ll do well enough to at the very least, inspire me to give this bed a little more attention so as to not allow the grass and weeds take over again 😉

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Hopefully I can share another picture (or 4) in a couple of weeks that show how well the plants are doing. I did plant the Thyme this evening but neglected taking a picture of it. It was a 9-plug pack that I got for $1…so, it’s not all that thrilling to look at right now 😉 Hopefully I can save it though and it’ll spread like it should for further weed control.

Stay tuned!


Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Home and Garden


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2 responses to “A Garden We Will Grow!

  1. Gail Greene

    September 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’m very proud of you. Don’t understand why you haven’t made any money from these blogs even though you do need the traffic. There is the post n courier too. Yahoo has blogs that can be a money maker. Even though we see God in a different perspective, I respect and admire you Chicka:-) And I love your picture at the desk.

  2. Alicia

    September 6, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Thanks Gail 🙂


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