I went on a buying spree yesterday. After a quick stop at home to drop off the african violets, I headed over to Lowe's to get some of that "stuff" to fill all the nail holes in the walls of my back entry before I paint it. The nice man at Lowe's informed me that the correct technical term for the "stuff" is spackle. I learn something new every day!
Since the squirrels got all of the snowdrops and crocuses that I had planted in my Entry Garden, I'm dying for color in my front yard. Lowe's had pansies as far as the eye could see. In all sorts of containers. I couldn't resist this container:
I was able to replace the Provence lavender that didn't make it last summer in my Herb Bed for Master Gardener class. The Grosso lavender lived and was transplanted into the Entry Garden. I had left space for the Provence. Now that space is filled.
I suppose you are wondering what I plan on doing with the petunias I brought home from Rutgers Gardens? The coleus and begonias are easy to guess. They're going into the container I bought last year for the coleus I cuttings I brought home from Rutgers Gardens (do you see a pattern developing here?). But petunias need sun, you say. Correct! I bought another container at Lowe's yesterday. Since nothing has grown well on the other side of my front steps after it was dug up to replace the sewer line six years ago, I opted for a hanging basket suspended from a small crook (also purchased yesterday). My front yard is "lopsided". I have a tree on one side so it shades that part of the house. The other side of my symmetrical cape cod house gets full sun. Hence the need for both shade plants and sun-lovers.
And I solved the shortage of space on my windowsills: I bought brackets so I can hang some of my houseplants inside.
Lowe's loves me.