Sunday, September 14, 2008

Plants and bird houses

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!



JANET said...

Great bargain's. I swear by Hollytone. It's great for everything. My garden has become overgrown and I need to thin out and shuffle things around. Love the birdhouse picture.

kim said...

I love Lowes! Isn't great to get bargains like that! What fun! love the pictures! I can't wait to see them in real life!

Becky Mushko said...

The seeds I gave you were blackberry lily seeds (from plants that grew from seeds that fellow Lake writer Sally gave me) and some passion flower "pops." One passion flower was growing in my flowerbed when I moved here in 1999. Every year, they've come up. I love to spread seeds around.

And Lowe's does have some good bargains in the mark-down plant area!

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