Spring is upon us and I’ve once again decided to put in a garden. This year – I’d like to not get annuals and instead get perennials. Last year my goal was pink and purple. it worked but I really didn’t know what I was doing. Went to one of those big box stores as they had a sale on and therefore didn’t get any assistance. I saw pictures on the signs and said “This looks nice.”
After getting it home I really didn’t know what to expect. They all bloomed at different times and didn’t really blend together the best. Some things I really liked but not knowing exactly what I had, I ended up throwing out those that died. Some plants close to the house actually stayed green and stayed alive and strong so they are still out there. I believe they were purple so we’ll be cool.
This year – I’m thinking white!
We have a white trellis along the house and I didn’t do anything with it last year, but I’m highly interested in putting in some clematis and letting it climb. I don’t want it to take over the house but it’ll be so nice to see it growing up and up. Now I have to find out if it comes in white. My parents had pink at the old house and a very deep purple at the new. I’m hoping I can find white for mine 🙂
I had a spreading type of plant grow in too last year and it had tiny white flowers but a silvery white leaf. I had it in the wrong spot and it ended up wanting to take over our path. If only I planted it where it should’ve gone…
What I’d love if I had someone to actually help me. Someone said they would last year but then kind of disappeared for 6 months. Besides, I was too proud to ask for help. However this year, I think with the help of my new neighbour I’m going to have a kick ass garden. We’ve already started by taking out the ugly red clay stones from around our shared tree and the ugly red clay stones that lead the way to my garage. It’s already improved our property values I swear!
As for the flowers, my mother says – pick what you like and you’ll be happy with the results. I hope so!