Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Here's a shot of the front bed. We purchased the pink and white vinca flowers for 50 cents a six pack on clearance. Actually, almost all the plants are clearance rack specials, even the huge laurel bush. I'm amazed at how lush things have grown with so little rain. I guess all those layers of newspaper and mulch really do trap moisture at the roots! The funny thing is that all my perennials--which are supposed to be an investment that doubles every year--have dwindled to nothing after two summers. No coneflowers, only one rudbeckia, a tuft of blue salvia where I used to have huge drifts. Talk about frustrating! It makes me feel better about buying annuals for show this year.