I finally got in gear and purchased the annuals for this growing season. I over bought, which is normal for me - I just have a hard time picking what I want for each spot in our yard. Plus we have lots of shade and that limits what I can use. There a nice greenhouse just 15 minutes from our house where I found some goodies, but the selection was limited. They have some shrubs and trees I would have loved to had, but I like being married.
Then we headed 30 minutes northwest to a large greenhouse out in the country a county away. It's amazing in there - 3,200 varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs, vines and aquatic plants. I have such a good time there but making decisions is hard!
My favorite this year, which are new ones for me are the Ptilotus and I think they look pretty good in the galvanized bucket I found the other day.
I also mixed some Swedish Ivy, Wander Jew and sweet potato vines in my old whiskey barrel planter.
We found these very pretty purple saliva and they went in the other whiskey barrel.
And some Celosia that remind me of fire. They make a good focal point in the back yard.
Every thing is planted and ready for summer.
I hope it all lives.