|Squash vs. Snails, squash winning|
|Apples, thanks to the bees|
My sister Janice helped me pick out some bushes to purchase and plant, and then I just got a bunch of freebies. I am great at "appropriating" plants. Agapanthas? From a dumpster. Pink geraniums? Um, well I kind of snipped a few from a business down the street that has since burned down, so really I was saving them from being charred. A great red flowered geranium that is spreading? From geocaching in Santa Barbara after Becky H's wedding.
The rest of the yard is donations. My friend Cindy says it wasn't her, but I KNOW it was her, anyway Cindy gave us a huge amount of iris rhizomes when we moved here three years ago. They are purple and spectacular and make the spring garden look fabulous. I also got some bulbs from our neighbors that came up so pretty this spring. I am a firm believer in the cheap packages of flower seeds, the miser in me wins out over the impatience I usually have for instant results. The death of a plant is easier to take if you aren't still paying off the credit card bill from Home Depot.
|Geraniums that I unknowingly saved from getting torched|
|Smuggled home after Aaron and Becky's wedding|
|Gotta love those seed packets|
|Not quite there, but the Battle of the Weeds is winding down|
|Free flowers, the best kind|
|Doing her part to beautify the yard, Molly, the Dog with OCD|