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A Garden We Will Grow!

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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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Home and Garden

 

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Home Ownership is a Funny Thing

I really hated plants and flowers and all that stuff before I bought my house. All they did were attract flying insects which I felt were out to get me and make my life reasonably miserable by looking like a complete ass while I run from something so small.

But then…

I bought this…

I really didn’t need a lot. Just a simple place to rest my head and keep my dogs. And actually, that was the GOOD picture of the house, from the online listing.

When I went to go view the house for the first time in December of 2009, it looked like this…

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Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Home and Garden

 

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