My friend Becky and I stopped by Lowes the other day after our childrens litererature group, aka 'kiddie lit', and perused the sale rack at the back. I found this treasure for a buck!!! It's a butterfly plant of some kind, the name has slipped through my sieve of a mind, but as Becky said, "the pot is worth that!" I also bought some potatoe vine plants of varied colors for 30 cents each. The geraniums were a whopping 50 cents apiece, and I planted them in one of my metal buckets. I haven't got pictures of them yet, but I will.
This is a crepe myrtle growing in my back yard that has made a comeback this year. It was all but dead, and then I put the 'Hollytone' to it this spring, and well, you can see for yourself. The bird house in the background was here when we bought the place, and although it is supposed to be a martin house, I have seen bluebirds nesting there each year.
The wigelia I cut back this past winter never did bloom, but it looks very healthy and green and bushy, so maybe next year it will bloom. Meanwhile I continue to plant more things...Becky gave me seeds from several of her plants, and if I don't get a notebook and write down the names, I won't be able to tell you what they are when they come up!