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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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Complimentary Super Moon Pics

My Canon S2 IS has been a faithful companion to me since December of 2006. It’s been my best friend for capturing moments and is still plugging along faithfully after so many years of abuse and THOUSANDS of pictures later.

Last night’s Super Moon wasn’t as impressive as I expected, but it made for a nice attempt at a reminder of what this wonderful camera is made of. A few friends seem to really have enjoyed the pics, so I thought I’d share them here 🙂

Working its way by the tree line…

And in the end, the clouds swallowed it up…

I’m sold on Canon products and once old faithful reaches the end of its tenure, I’ll be replacing it with another. I’m in no hurry for that at the moment.

Did you snag any pics of the Super Moon? The rest of the pics I took can be seen here on my Facebook Page 🙂

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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