Despite the all-day downpour and damp spring weather, it's been a productive gardening start to my vacation (despite the waning moon)! A friend from work (who is a gardening guru!) and I went to a local church plant sale first thing this morning. For $8 (!) and her expertise, I bought...
* purple coneflower
* lilac (light purple)
* varigated lily
* chinese lantern
* trumpet vine
* purple flag iris
* and one more that I failed to get the name of...
Afterwards, we drove to her house, where she gave me...
* some hostas (three colour varieties)
* a fern
* lily of the valley
* some white-flowered ground cover that (once again!) I've forgotten the name of...
While we were on our way to the store (she was kind enough (since I don't drive) to take me and get soil (at a $1 per bag, it wasn't a bad price, either!), we just happened to drive by a house that had about 6 or 7 half-whiskey barrels sitting out for anyone to take - for free! So we picked up three: one for me, one for her, and one for a girl we work with.
All in all, it's been an excellent day! (All except the UTI I found out I had last night - OMG! I've never had one before and I never want one again! : (
Unfortunately, I can't find the plug-in to connect my camera to the computer, so I'll post pictures later (once I locate the little thingamajig).
"...at a certain point in the journey all you can do is laugh."