This past weekend Jamie and I stumbled on a gold mine of savings at a couple of the nurseries we visited. I would have to say it was perfect timing all the way around. When we went out looking it wasn’t our intention to be buying plants, we were just browsing for the fall or next spring. It’s just been too hot to set anything out and I feel like it just puts too much stress on the plants. We visited seven different nurseries Saturday. We started our running around at eight AM and made it back home at sundown with 30 pots of plants in the truck and two wonderful concrete lions. Below is a list of our haul this trip and we didn’t even spend a hundred dollars.
2 – “Elaine” Agapanthus
3 – “Hinag” Summer Gold Agapanthus (Variegated foliage w/dark blue bloom!)
1 – “Yellow Lollipop” Daylily
1 – “Orange Flurry” Daylily
1 – “Sea Gold” Daylily
3 – Tree-Formed “Pee Gee” Hydrangea (these were regular $40.00 each we paid $3.00)
1 – “Crimson Queen” Japanese Maple ($12.00 same exact same tree was $109.00 at one of our favorite nurseries. Carol snagged this one for us)
3 – “Flore-Pleno” Double Tiger Lily
1 – “Sun Ray” Asiatic Hybrid Lily
1 – “Acapulco” Oriental Lily
1 – “Lovely Girl” Oriental Lily
1 – “Coral Queen” Oriental Lily
1 – “Lucifer” Crocosmia
1 – “George Davidson” Crocosmia
1 – “Peacock Orchid” Gladiolus
1 – Unknown Giant Yellow Daisy (gasp!)
1 – Brazilian Bog Sage
2 – “Floristan White” Liatris
1 – Sweet Flag (Variegated)
1 – “Tangerine Beauty” Cross Vine
1 – Scarlet Butterfly Milkweed
1 – “Rosado” Pink Crepe Myrtle
We had just purchased four Encore Azaleas for the east side of the house at 75% off and planted them about two weeks earlier. It wasn’t our intention to create the bed on the end of the house until sometime next year. All those plants had to go some where so we decided to start to work on it. Below is the process captured in photos.
These are photos of the east end of the house at about 8:00AM Sunday morning.
These were taken a couple of hours later after removing all the grass and doing some planting.
Here is our new bed seven hours later, completed with the irrigation system also installed. Jamie and I work very well together. We are just about an un-beatable duo.