Wednesday, June 3, 2009
New Flower Bed
I used my birthday gift certificate to make a new flower bed in the front. We had a thin strip of grass between the bushes and the front walkway that was dying to be turned into a flower bed. I went with mostly oranges, yellows and whites- some perennials, some annuals.
We also trimmed the bushes back and used the leaves as a cover until we had a chance to covered it all up with compost.
Compost really makes it look a lot nicer and helps keep what little moisture we have in the ground. We get our compost by the truckload from Fertile Gardens- they have good stuff. We bagged some up after our last delivery and have been slowly using it ever since.
A rue we picked up at the Festival of Flowers. The swallowtail caterpillars are eating one up so soon we will have some more butterflies.
A Blackfoot daisy.
Honestly- I can't remember what this is called.
We have had a hell of a time finding more four nerve daisy (yellow in the middle) They are native and do well. Everywhere we ask- people have said tons of people are requesting them and hopefully they will get more soon. My husband thinks we should go into the four nerve daisy wholesale business.