Mr. Right and I were able to get away for two nights for our anniversary this year, and we went shopping. We really wanted to go rummage saling, but we couldn’t find much for sales. We moved on to the thrift stores and then to Walmart. At Walmart, we had to go through all of the plants. Mr. Right found some beautiful Heather plants. He had a vision of lining our walk with 10 of the heather plants, and the price was right at $7 a pot!
When we got home, we dug out the side of the new path to line the walk with the heather plants.
Eventually, the heathers will get to be a little over a foot and a half tall and wide, so they should fill in that garden section. Also, they are evergreen and will resist and salt from the winter snows. (Not that we use much) We plan to add mulch, but still have another bed to cut out yet that will need mulch as well.
While we were away on our anniversary, we found a gentleman that was selling Irises from his yard for $5 a plant. He had hundreds of different kinds to choose from, and was in the process of moving them all to a new property. We've been trying to find our favorite iris that smells like grape jelly. We didn't know the name, but he had it and knew the name: Southland Grape! Of course we bought it, and planted it on the other side the sidewalk, so we can enjoy the smell up by our house!
We can't wait for all of our new gardens to really fill out and bloom. Stay posted for more updates soon!