110 Plants for Just $10

Just a quick note from the mad plant shopper today before I go to a review of my 4th stop on the garden tour.

Yesterday the phone rings and it is a fellow Belton resident notifying me of a super special sale at Johnson Farms. They are closing down one of their main greenhouses for the season and selling everything in it for just $10 for a cart full of annuals.

Now, these are BIG carts. Three levels to pack things in and then stack haphazardly on top. The rule is, as long as its on the cart and you can get the cart to the cash register, it remains $10.

So…I managed to get all of this…

For just ten dollars!

I don’t normally buy annuals, but Linda brought up a good point when she called me, “I’m getting them for the bees.”

And that made a lot of sense. Especially since I’m hoping to get my honeybees soon. They will need plenty to eat nearby as they orient themselves to their new digs.

Now it is a question of just when I am going to be able to plant. It is currently 100 degrees out and with heat index feels like 105. Today is full of two cleanings and then Dave is brewing a batch of beer (yes, in this heat!) and I doubt he will be interested in helping. Saturday is our wedding anniversary, so it’s looking like Sunday may be my first chance I get to plant them. I think I will hose them down and hope for the best.

Herb ‘n Gardener

I’ll admit it, I was a little surprised to see what looked like a field of weeds and grass growing out of control on the garden tour. But there were some great finds within. It was a great reminder that weeds and grass easily take over, and don’t necessarily mean you aren’t a successful gardener.

For instance, check out this path bordered by basil…

There were some areas that were obviously more ‘tended to’….

Some lovely salad greens…

And some plantings around a tree stump that caught my eye…

But what really drew me in to this garden was the mix of art pieces throughout the plot. This piece greeted us near the entrance…

I love this mirror/window piece…

And these other pieces…

And this one I just had to edit and change to a black and white photo. It just looks…cool…

That’s it for today, folks. We’re off to two cleanings, then back home to clear out the freezer and bake zucchini bread while Dave brews a batch of beer. We’ll then be storing the spent grain in the freezer for the chickens to eat.

Waste not, want not!

p.s. Tomorrow is our 5th anniversary…love you sweetheart!

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