Today we went to the garden center (Lowes) and picked up some plants so that I could indulge in some girly gardening. Of course I headed back to the “dead plant section” of Lowes which I love, some of my greatest finds have been found there, and I picked up lots of flowers to fill my containers which edge my driveway. I also found citrus trees, loaded with fruit at half price, from $29.99 to $15.00. I got a lemon, a grapefruit, a mandarin and an orange. I know I am going to have to crowd them into the greenhouse for the winter but just the idea of a fresh grapefruit in the morning it was worth it.
So when I got home I did my girly gardening. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, girly gardening involves container planting, while wearing pink gloves, and a jaunty pink hat, and, depending on the time of day (late in the afternoon) sipping a glass of cold white wine while gardening. I got all my containers sorted out, with my usual color schemes, red, white and blue, and purple and gold. The Red and White Dianthus in the containers from last year have returned and are currently in full bloom, I only had to add some blue lobelia to complete the color scheme.
I replaced the weeds and grass that had taken over the other containers with purple Angelonia, gold Marigolds, and gold Portucalaca. The large containers were planted with purple Angelonia, purple Pentas, and gold marigolds and portucalaca.
I love girly gardening, it gives me to the opportunity to be the uber gentile English woman. Yes the backbreaking work of planting the vegetable garden begins next week but for this week, I can wear pink gloves, and a pink hat, and drink a glass of wine while I sort out my containers. It was a good day.