I debated on the best title for today's post - it started as "My Aching Back", but that would sound like whining. The weather this weekend was perfect for getting a lot accomplished in the yard. "Skipping school" (aka taking a vacation day) on Friday, I got an early jump on garden aspirations. Platt Hill Nursery was calling my name - and there was a flat of Cosmos that said "buy me". Then there was an iridescent Fuchsia that was too exotic to resist... and the purple Potato Vine(s)... and on and on! (and that was only Friday morning)
I added 'Champaign' Wax Begonias, Purple Fountain Grass and a full flat of mixed Cosmos in the front garden. It stirred up a lot of neighborhood feedback! I think they were happy to see something else besides dandelions. As you may recall, for more than 20 years the only thing in my front yard were overgrown Arborvitae and a Juniper that looked like Godzilla!