With all this spring-like weather we've been having, I've totally gotten the gardening bug and it's only January! I've been trying to contain myself because I know there's more frost and I know more rain on the way. But when it's close to 70 degrees, I can't help myself from doing some yard clean up work and planting.
With both kids in school for the day I made my way down to Home Depot for a leisure shopping trip. My main purpose for the trip was to find a third terra cotta planting pot to replace the one that broke in my yard.
No luck finding a replacement which means I'll probably have to buy three different pots to replace the two remaining pots and move the two, to the patio area.
I didn't find three other pots that I liked well enough so it'll just have to wait until the true spring arrives and there's more of a selection.
I did manage to buy some plants though. Two Phormium plants to go into the two newly moved terra cotta pots. I loved the dark color and apparently they'll produce a white flower in late spring to summer.
Paige was a huge helper in the garden and helped me plant every single plant and then watered them.....kids, just love them.....should have had four of them then maybe I wouldn't have to clean my house!
To fill the two green pots near the front door, I bought some long spindly Horse's Tail, some color and ivy. Paige especially liked the Horse's Tail.
Oh, and I bought a bird feeder to see if we could attract some birds. The Hummingbird Feeders are in full use right now and it would be nice to add a different species of bird to our yard. I'll keep you updated.
I'm looking for some low maintenance, drought tolerant, colorful plants that will grow to 24 inches or so, that I can add to the future pots that I'm going to buy for our front yard.......any ideas??