In my mind's eye, I can already see this project finished. I can tell you it will be dazzling as long as the weather stays NORMAL.
All of these plants were on sale for 70% off! I can do the entire project for $28.00!
It's been rainy and cloudy so I hope there won't be too much transplant stress.
These Gazania were on sale for 60 cents each!
This is a new plant for me and I'm pretty excited to grow some.
I have never liked Plumbago, but these were healthy, blooming and were on sale for $3.00 for a five gallon pot. Welcome home, Plumbago.
More crazy prices.
These scarlet velvety Vincas were a dollar each. This is yet another new color for Vincas!
The photo doesn't do justice. This flower absolutely glows!
This lavender Salvia was on sale for $3.00 for a giant pot. This was the color I was looking for.
The Homestead Verbenas are the other color I was looking for! Things are starting to come together.
I had a wonderful visit with my garden friend, Cindy, at My Corner of Katy.
She gave me a start of this fantastic Rudbeckia triloba. It will blend nicely with the purples and violets.
There will be four little groups in this project.
This is the first vignette. It's near the street so it will feature low growing ground covers with shades of rose, purple, and lavender.
The second vignette will have taller flowers with that beautiful yellow Rudbeckia anchoring the set.
The third vignette will have more textures with the Mexican feather grass playing off the lavender Salvia and the large Windmill Palm.
The last vignette will return to more lower growing plants that will frolic...yes, frolic in front of this Agave weberi.
The Gazanias will grow in the gravel.
This will complete the new section of the cottage garden.
Here's a recent shot of the first section I started in February.
What surprised me most is how much the lizards enjoy the place. I guess that goes with the higher butterfly traffic. Yipes!
Well, that's it for this time.
My next post will feature Cindy's garden at My Corner of Katy.
You won't want to miss it!
The little lizard says thanks for stopping by,
especially if you are a leafhopper.