She gave me a couple of plants and said to be careful, they spread. So I planted them opposite my Daisies. Right after the Daisies start to die down and wilt and I cut them back, these guys spring into action.
Even though I've cut back the DAISIES, some still pop back up!
Here's one of the ROSE TREE's that I got as part of my great LUCKYdiscounted plant deal. I need to add some more flowers around the base. I went back the other day and they had marked down these HOT PINK feather/flame looking things to 25 cents a 6pk. I'll have to look up the official name and post it along with an updated photo after I plant them. You can see my GLOBE fountain in the background.
Here's a close-up. I got that a couple of years ago. It was another great BARGAIN. They were clearing out and marking down everything at the HyVee Garden Center and it was super cheap. 75% off but still $65.00. My sister was with me and told me to see if I could bargain them down any lower. The Garden Person said that was as low as she could go....unless I was to point out to her where the glaze wasn't perfect on the one side. I laughed and said "Hey, I don't think this glaze is right over here" and she said "Ya know, you are right! How about $50.00?" The photo doesn't do it justice. The water bubbles out the top and then flows softly down the sides. I LOVE it. Well, "love" probably isn't the right word but it makes me happy when I look at it.
(I need to fill in around the base with more flowers too.)
One of my $3.00 bargain hanging baskets -
This is an AWFUL photo. I was so focused on my bird seed feeder that I cut off the big ORANGE DAISY plant. I put the plant on the feeder instead of seed because I heard somewhere that if you fed the birds you have to always feed them. And I already have a lot of mouths to feed! I'm still working on this area too. I have thin out the LILIES. But notice my PINK HYDRANGEA plant that was also part of the GREAT deal. The little begonia's I had gotten previously for 25 cents a 6pk.
So, that's just a small part of my yard. The front part. I need to take photos of the area between the street and the sidewalk. The side area and my BIRDBATH. I'm working outside constantly and I'm still so far from being done. (I am also spraying my ravine with weed killer so that I can start to tackle that.)
Stay tuned! More to come.