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Friday, November 7, 2008

Another Nursery Trip

So, this week I have had two trips to local nurseries! I have already planted over 70 spring bulbs and about 10 plants. Yesterday I picked my youngest up from school about 15 minutes early, because SHE was not going to miss a trip to the nursery! (she may be getting the sickness too lol). What's a good nursery without a water garden?

Aren't these Johnny Jump Ups pretty. Didn't buy any of these. Just thought they would photograph well.
We bought 30 more plants. Sweet Allysum, Fall Petunias, Dianthus-(Sweet William) and some more Pansies. Can't wait to show you where we put these.
She helped me plant all but 7 or 8 of these plants before dark last evening. She ran down the hill, garden hose in hand saying, "That was fun!" Should have gotten that pic. Perhaps she will have a beautiful yard when she's older! Now I'm off on a field trip with her to the Capitol!! Will post about that adventure later.




12 comments:

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Darla! Where do you get all that energy??? Well, I know...you are still young!!!
Great purchases and pics! Glad your daughter is catching the bug, too. Someone has to carry it on. Have a great day on your trip.

W. Latane Barton said...

I love the johnny jump ups, too. They are so sweet. You made some really good choices at the nursery.

Susie said...

I think it is so neat that your daughter has caught the "bug". How much fun you two must have!

Those flower choices are so great for fall. The sweet alyssum has the nicest fragrance.

Enjoy your day at the capitol and have a great weekend!

beckie said...

Darla, how great you have a partner in crime -so to speak. :) I know she will remember these times always. As Dorothy said, your energy is awesome. It seems so odd for someone to be buying annuals to plant, but then I remember where you are. I'm sure they will look great in your garden. Thos e Johnny Jump Ups are the prettiest colors! I have never seen any like them and am envious. Have a great day trip with your daughter.

Leedra said...

This is how we get the bug for yard beauty. I didn't do real well at passing it along. 50/50, my son just sees the work. When he bought his first house I got ALL the flowers. It was 80 years old, so I got some old fashioned flowers that can't be bought at the local nurseries. His loss, my gain.

GreenJeans said...

Those johnny jump ups are so pretty! I don't think I could have resisted them.

My 6 yr old has also been bitten... she helps me all the time and loves to visit nurseries. Isn't it fun to watch them as they go through and see all the new sights?

Nice purchases!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, What a neat place to visit.. Must be nice to live in Florida and have those beauties blooming NOW. All of our spring bulbs are planted --but the only things that bloom in our yard during the winter are our pansies (and we have them all over the yard). They don't mind cold temperatures --and will last from Fall through about July (when it gets REALLY hot). Can't wait to see more pictures of your beautiful yard!

Shellmo said...

what a great selection of flowers - so colorful!

fishing guy said...

Darla: Looks like your still having fun with your gift.

marmee said...

hello darla,
i would have had a hard time passing on those johnnys.
isn't it great to have the littles with us when we are planting. they love getting in the dirt. i had my grand yesterday helping me do all kinds of stuff with her little gloves on...so cute. i was teaching her about composting so i can't wait to hear if she talks to her parents about it. they will think she is so smart.
can't wait to see where all the beautiful new stuff went.
have a great weekend.

perennialgardener said...

Sounds like your daughter may have the garden bug too! lol It's a good way to introduce them to plants. My youngest loves to help me plant, weed & water my garden. He's 15 now so I'm grateful that he still wants to hang out with me. :) Looks like you got some wonderful fall selections.

The Tile Lady said...

The Johnny Jump-ups are just wonderful!