Jerry, Aidan & I went to Black Creek Greenhouse yesterday. It was a mad-house, but it was so worth it!
I get this magazine every month called Backyard Living. I receive this magazine thanks to my generous mother. I love reading all the helpful little hints they have each month & the wonderful ideas that people (more creative than me) come up with. Each month I have every good intention of doing the projects featured & before you know it, the next month's magazine comes along with new terrific ideas & then I am afflicted with A.D.H.D. and want to try something different.
Well, believe it or not, I tried an idea from the March/April 2008 & I have the May 2008 issue in my hot little hands. So, kudos to me for keeping on course!
Anyway, I digress. I went to Black Creek & they had every flower/plant I needed for the container I wanted to recreate. I was so excited!
Here is a list of the plants I needed to make this beautiful container:
(2) Blue Lobelia
(3) Magenta variegated coleus
(3) Wishbone flower (Torenia fournieri, Clown Series)
(2) Fuschia dianthus
(3) Hot pink petunia
The beauty of this magazine is that it gives a blue print that shows you exactly how to plant the container. I am anxiously awaiting these containers to grow this summer!
I also bought - for the first time - a rose bush. This is a bush from Star Roses. It is called 'Hot Cocoa'. On the tag it says "Whatever you think the color is, chocolate, smoky brick, you'll be amazed at the beauty and interest this floribunda will create in your garden." I mean how can I go wrong...Chocolate Roses!!
Jerry also took a picture of our new garden flag & the cute little bee I got at Black Creek.